we just love this new made-for-babies video offering! It's not as
polished as some, but it's filled with excellent learning
Words, such as "on" and
"bubbles", are spelled out using alphabet blocks, voiced
clearly, used in sentences, and then demonstrated in clever ways.
Classical music provides the audio backdrop for playful puppet
sequences and fascinating objects. Start Smarter Relax &
Learn is filled with fun sound effects, such as a
giggling baby, and amusing sequences. Vocabulary words are repeated frequently
by both adult and child narrators. Plenty of entertaining
peek-a-boo scenes and other surprises are added for extra fun.
We love the musical selection
featured in Start
Smarter Relax & Learn -- there is a pleasing variety of
styles from different composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and
Brahms--and it's "real" (not played on toys). It's both stimulating and
relaxing for young children, and it won't grate on parents' nerves either.
With this video, children learn,
amongst other things, that a square has four sides, a ball is
round, and eggs come in different colors. Children are encouraged
to participate (by attempting to draw shapes, for example). And,
some of the sequences are positively hilarious!
We've tested plenty of baby and
toddler videos over the years, and we recommend many of them. This
one, however, features educational content that gives it a special
edge over the competition.
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||Marshall Fairman Productions
||Ages 1-36 months