Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Baby Superstar - Farmer |
with Audio CD
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Animation
Go on a fun and exciting journey of land, sea and space filled with vivid animal footage, imaginative toys and incredible space photography! Featuring classical melodies performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this ... more »
1 Star too many
James Porter | Wheaton, IL USA | 06/03/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I too am terribly disappointed with this video. The animation looks amateurish, the video looks dated and the toys featured look cheap and tacky. Unlike the toys featured in the Baby Einstein series, I'd probably never buy any of these.And this video is supposed to be developmentally sound, but it must be based on outdated developmental theories. My children are not at all captivated by the video, and although they are in the age range for this and the other products, they are so far beyond the level of these videos that they have no interest in watching them. They literally left the room last time I tried to play it for them.This product is so far inferior to anything in the Baby Einstein line that they should not even be listed in the same category. I do not recommend them. In fact, I am returning the video I bought."
My child's favorite
Stracy Gold | Columbus, OH | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter (9 months old) received this DVD as a Christmas Present. She gets very excited when I play the DVD and can watch the entire show (this gives me a needed break), she claps along to the music. She has not been interested in other videos, but loves this DVD, especially the music and animals. I would recommend this DVD to any parent with a child under 18 months."
Far better than Baby Einstein
D. Eichenwald | 05/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've read the comments from the odd person here and there complaining that the video isn't compelling enough, or criticizing the choice of visuals.
As a professional musician, I'm ecstatic that these videos used true orchestral versions of GOOD music, and didn't resort to watered-down synthesized versions that turned Mozart into pablum.
We've got 3 1/2-month-old twins, and they both love these DVDs. I find it incredibly interesting to take note of which scenes really get them going; for instance, one of our little guys goes nuts as soon as the tractor/combine scenes start in the Farmer video. Every time... every single time. As for me, I just want to watch the piggies during the Sabre Dance. Someone else commented that the manner in which the music and visuals were matched was amusing in a subtle way, which couldn't be more true. These folks actually paid attention to the rhythm and melody of the music, which is really refreshing!
I love these, and wish there were more of them...
Baby Einstein videos seem like a huge ripoff after hearing these; they're like listening to one musical bouncy seat after another... I'd like my babies to know that there's more to music than that!"
Rivets Children -- Excellent Music Saves Adults' Minds!
Scott Schiefelbein | Portland, Oregon United States | 06/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We have been using "Baby Superstar -- Farmer" with our wee one (just turned 1) for several months now as one of her rotation of DVDs, and it has been a huge hit. The DVD plays the well-known movements from various famous classical tunes over a montage of farm scenes. Generally, there's one kind of animal or activity (numerous shots of cool John Deere tractors and combines) per tune. Each vignette intersperes live action shots of the horse/pig/tractor with shots of a corresponding toy, which is a nice touch because it helps the baby track the toy to its real-world counterpart. Each vignette seems to take about 2-3 minutes.Between each vignette there is a (rather basic) animation shot of the Baby Superstar from the cover, accompanied by a giggle. This has, until recently, been enough to make our baby laugh, too.Mommy and Daddy will appreciate this DVD because the music is the "real deal," not some child-Muzak version of the classical music. Accordingly, you can have it on and not be driven crazy by the "baby-oriented" music that plagues so many products. Not as complex as some of the Baby Einstein products, but it's a good, quality 30-minute activity/distraction for baby and parents. (Be warned -- the DVD has an auto-replay function that apparently can't be turned off, so you can't just wait until the music stops as your cue to get baby to do something else.)"