Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION MACHINES|
Genres: Kids & Family
This musical, educational video hosted by kids features up-close views of real-life construction machines at work on actual construction sites. Bulldozers, motor graders, excavators, scrapers and more are introduced by the... more »
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Daniel B. Mcclelland | Portland, OR | 01/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This short video is poorly produced, with the blaring noise and cheap graphics of the intro taking a significant portion of the half-hour runtime. Admittedly, many kid videos like these have "cheesy" or silly actors and actresses, but the narrating actress appears to have been chosen to keep the many men she talks to smiling at her looks and gushing naivety. I had hoped to find a DVD version of "All About Heavy Construction Equipment". This isn't it. Only a few trucks are featured, and compared to other videos it just doesn't measure up."
tzadik | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I disagree with the other reviewer. I don't let my kids watch TV by themselves, and have had to sit through some really bad stuff. I found this to be entertaining, and sufficiently well produced (when you consider the target audience.)
There's plenty of well set-up shots of various construction machines, and some custom composed music that is admittedly pretty cheesy. The girl hoasting the show is perfectly acceptable and does a good job of being excited about a "Scraper" vs. a "Motor Grader," a skill that eludes me. Some of her lines make me laugh out loud for all the wrong reasons, but the point is this: my twenty-two month old son LOVES this video. On a rainy day (a rare occurence in LA) this gives him a good 45 minutes of fun while we get the little one dressed or ourselves showered without exposing him to commercials or characters pushing junk food. It's no Elmo in terms of educational value, but it's a nice diversion. Would the material be any longer it would exceed his useful attention span anyway.
I wish it were a little more child-friendly. Having nothing but adults ends up confusing him - he doesn't really understand what 26-lane highway is supposed to accomplish, or why that is impressive."