Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Brainy Baby - Spanish|
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Contains over 50 words including colors, numbers, favorite objects, action words and familiar phrases Introduced by a native-language (Spanish) Narrator Fun music and a nursery rhyme song in Spanish Includes a Vocabular... more »
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Some bad Spanish....but good video
M. Buentello | San Antonio, Texas United States | 02/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw one of the very negative reviews, I thought this person was exaggerating given that I had bought the Brainy Baby for French DVD and thought it was really good (quality and all), but I needed to buy an educational DVD for my 18 mo. old daughter in Spanish since is too my very first mother tongue. I decided to buy this DVD, specially because there are not many out there of this kind. When I saw it, I thought it wasn't that bad. It does have accents where there should be, and question marks (Did this person referred to an old version?) However, they did use a couple of words that I would not use in spanish so it's useless to teach a toddler words she would not use, like the word for ball (pelota), they used "bola". I think pelota is more widely used, not just in Mexico. That is my only criticism; they should have used a term that is common for many countries, so I think they should have done a little more research and the narrator would be fine. Her pronunciation is fenomenal (regardless whether or not she is a native speaker, it doesn't matter!). The content of the video is great, just what a toddler needs to learn a language in a fun way. My daughter enjoyed this DVD from beginning to end. It's just good enough to entertain my daughter without mindless TV cartoons."
GREAT VIDEO - BUY IT!
MIAMOONDESIGNS | CORAL SPRINGS, FL United States | 09/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely a very entertaining DVD filled with a variety of tools to teach young children Spanish. I have been playing this DVD since my baby was about 6 months old and she loves it!! It is the ONLY video (DVD) she will actually sit and pay attention to for a long time. Now that she has just turned one, there are many words that she says and recognizes from the video. As a Spanish speaker myself, I highly recommend it, although there are some words that could use different translations (but that depends where you are from.) Nonetheless, the video is entertaining, useful, full of color and cute babies, which your baby will love! It may become quite annoying to you after watching it so much but your child will love it. It's a great video...buy it!"
I was dissapointed.
ROB | MA USA | 10/15/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First, I should say that I am originally from Spain, and my wife is from Central America. Our native language is Spanish, which we are proud to cultivate. Now, let's get on with the review.
We bought this DVD for my 20 month year old hoping to expose him to some Spanish via the TV. Both my wife and I speak to him in Spanish.
First, I would like to address the content of the DVD.
As a previous reviewer said, the DVD uses a NON-native speaker. The first lesson starts by showing a plastic soccer ball. The proper word in Spanish word for a ball is "pelota". "Bola" is generally used for hard balls, like a bowling or a billiard's ball. Next, the video shows a box of crayolas. The announcer goes on to say "Crayones". What!!?? Sorry, but that is not a real word. I guess "pinturas", "lapices de colores", "colores", "ceras" was too hard to come up with? Next, orange is translated as "anaranjado". The proper translation is "naranja". "Anaranjado" means "like orange". I could go on an on...
Let's now atalk about the format of the DVD.
Sorry, but it is not entertaining enough for a kid. It basically bombards him/her with words & images. There are no sketches or stories of any kind. It is very likely that your kid will soon turn away from the set and go on to more interesting things. I suggest you play one chapter at a time to avoid overloading the kid. My oldest son is now 22 moths old and this DVD is too basic for him. I hope that gives you an indication of the level of the content.
To conclude, I would like to point out that this DVD was probably done with very little money and it shows. For the money, this DVD should have better content, better presentation, and include a color picture book.
Unfortunately for those of you that are looking for a decent Spanish DVD to teach your kids, there isn't much out there. This is the winner by default, and hence my 2 star rating."
Bilingual Baby revisited
Five Up North | Cheboygan, MI United States | 01/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Brainy Baby is a high quality video for children to learn some Spanish words and phrases, however, it varies very little from Bilingual Baby (Spanish) with it's pictures, words, and music. I was disappointed to spend $ with shipping to receive a video so similar to one I already own and love. It has perhaps 15 words different than Bilingual Baby. If you don't have Bilingual Baby, Brainy Baby is wonderful. If you're looking for the best, I would reccommend Bilingual Baby for it's slightly slower speech patterns and the helpful translated script found on the fold out jacket cover. Both are produced and sold by Small Fry, yet there is no indication on the Brainy Baby video information that it is almost the same video as Bilingual Baby. When I put Brainy Baby in to play for my 3 year old son, he said,"Mom, we already have this movie.""