Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Brainy Baby Right Brain|
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Television
This video works together with the Left Brain video to present both creative and logical types of images and activities. Right Brain features classical music and gentle voices, and explores Creative Thinking, Art & Drawing... more »
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Better than Baby Einstein
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since she was 3 weeks old, my now 17-month old daughter has been watching the Baby Einstein series (we have Baby Mozart, Einstein, Doolittle, and Santa). These "video board books" have been the only ones that she will sit still and watch for more than a few minutes. Then, upon a recommendation contained in a negative review of the new Baby Newton (which I decided not to buy), I purchased Brainy Baby-Right Brain. What a difference! This is a fantastic video and from the first moment, my daughter was glued to the TV. The concept of Brainy Baby is similar to Baby Einstein, and there are the familiar elements of puppets, toys, classical music, etc. However, unlike Baby Einstein, there are a lot of children with varying ethnicities, and not just the same images of Julie Clark's blond kids and their friends. There is a little narration every now and then to help teach vocabulary like "bear," clouds," red," "blue", etc. Finally, at about 45 minutes long, you get 20 more minutes of video for about the same price of Baby Einstein.Although I am still a Baby Einstein fan (esp. Baby Santa), I gotta admit that the Brainy Baby series is terrific. If I had started out on Brainy Baby to begin with, I may not have bothered with Baby Einstein. I am looking forward to purchasing the rest of this series."
Best on the Market!
Margaret G Green | Hohenwald TN | 07/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I come from a Montessori background and have very high standards regarding my child's education. I am discriminating about what I expose her to. The formative years are a crucial time in every child's development. As parents, we have choices about what we present to our children. Introduce your baby to shapes and geometric forms, and motion! Show them examples of colors and the mixture of blue and yellow turning green! Gaze into the clouds, and find forms with your infant! In this video you can do all this. See computer animations of a ball that changes color as it bounces. Watch your child squeal as a brightly colored windmill toy spins two wheels in two opposite directions at once. The video has a peek-a-boo bear, and has simple toys like a jack in the box, but also extraordinary spinning objects and shapes. As a toddler my daughter was enthralled with the brightly colored balls spinning around, apparently while on springs. Now that she is three years old, she enjoys the more cognitive lessons in the video (even though it is all review for her!). It is a good primer for colors. Also there is an introduction to shapes, rhyming, introduction to written words, and animals like fish, cat, and dog. We learn shapes like star, square, circle, and triangle. This tutoring comes in short segments and is presented within lots of captivating images. We learn animal shapes and common items like house, car, boat, teddy bear etc. A gentle voice introduces us to basic vocabulary, shapes, colors and asks fun questions about what we are seeing as well. We see paint colors mix to make secondary colors. The point is that there is so much education in this video, as well as interesting images. Some of the images are so interesting they seem to hypnotize. We see stacking cups that fit inside one another. We see a puzzle taken a part and put back together. We see the workings of gears, the way a ball spins, falls, rolls down ramps. There are lots of smiley faces! Be dazzled by droplets of water falling through a maze of pegs, and toys that perform a wide variety of all types of spinning and motion. These are all visual demonstrations of motion and physics. You will hear the names of colors as they are painted on paper and then see more paintings until one of them is transformed in to a real flower. See finger painting and many art projects in this video that you can do at home, when your little one is old enough. No longer do parents have to tolerate the use of mindless videos to "occupy" they young ones. This is not anything like what the competition has to offer! We now have the opportunity to actually EDUCATE our babies with a video. The child will LEARN something while watching this. I have seen no other product on the market that goes to such lengths to inform and educate babies as the Brainy Baby products do. If you care about CONTENT, then get this video! This is a revolutionary product that gives you the tools to begin educating your child at a young age."
Baby can't take his eyes off it!
parentoftwo | 05/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 9-month old watched Baby Mozart every morning for the past 5 months, and refused to watch any of the other videos in that series. I thought he might finally be getting bored with it, so I decided to give Brainy Baby a try based on the reviews here. I couldn't believe how much he enjoys it! He doesn't kick his feet and smile like he does with Baby Mozart. Instead, he watches the screen very intently. It's as if he really understands it and is getting smarter as he watches. I can see the wheels turning in that right brain of his! He seems to concentrate very hard while watching this video and does not want to be distracted. For that and the extra 15 minutes it gives me over Baby Mozart, I am very very thankful."
ALL CHILDREN ARE DIFFERENT
LITTLE STEPS DAYCARE | TEXAS | 05/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While many people are bashing this video, I seem to have no problem with it. Teaching your baby is the best thing that a parent can do. I only look to the TV as entertainment for my children, not as a babysitter or a teacher. I believe that is the problem with most people complaining that the video doesn't keep their children entertained while they do housework etc. Others complain that the voice is annoying it all depends on who is listening to it, it is not for adults it is for children. I own a large daycare, and I have had parents lend me their videos for my "movie time Fridays", and I have found that different children respond to different things. Children who are less hyper tend to keep their attention focused than their hyperactive counterparts. I believe that this video is a great buy for certain types of children, if you think that your child is a child who would like what is shown on this video then purchase it. A good way to find out about the video before you buy it is to rent it from you local library if there is a program like that in your city. Otherwise read the ratings, because unlike bad carseats, video responses vary from child to child. As far as it not being Baby Einstein, uh, duh, I think anyone who looks at the cover could see that. READ THE COVER."