Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sesame Street Bedtime With Elmo|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Educational
It's bedtime on Sesame Street! Just like all little kids, Elmo and Abby would rather make funny faces and sing silly songs than go to sleep. Luckily, Elmo?s dad Louis knows just how to deal with extra glasses of water and ... more »
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Only if your child already has fears.
A. Quartararo | Virginia Beach, VA | 08/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We bought this for my 2 1/2 year old daughter who just got a big girl bed and was having trouble falling asleep. She could not express why, so we thought this video might help her articulate her feelings. It made everything worse. Now she is afraid of monsters in her room and everywhere else in the house.
I think if your child is already afraid of things in the dark it is GREAT, but if your child has no ideas about monsters, or total darkness fears you should not purchase it."
Bedtime with Elmo dvd
Oma | CA , USA | 09/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cute movie until the 3rd "story", which was a little too scary for my 2-3/4 year old granddaughter. The characters started talking about being scared of monsters and the dark.....time to turn it off! said my granddaughter.
May be better for 4 and 5 year olds."
Not for toddlers under 2
QA | Miami, FL USA | 09/16/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My 15 month old loves Elmo. This DVD however had too much talking and conversation and he was quickly bored. He didn't seem too fond of Elmo's daddy either. His appearance should have been as friendly as Elmo only bigger and with glasses maybe. Those eyebrows and unfriendly voice kept my son very far from the TV set! lol"
A Huge Disappointment
Cleat C. Roberts | USA | 02/12/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Normally Seasame Street products are terrific, but this one fails miserably. There are 3 reasons why: 1. too much emphasis on fun, 2. Elmo models horrible behavior, and 3. the music is too upbeat.
Fun is fine and dandy when it's time to be awake or to be learning about cool stuff but fun doesn't work well when it's time to get sleepy and relaxed. Fun is about excitement which is the opposite of relaxation.
This was the first time I ever saw Elmo's dad shown and Elmo acts terribly towards his father. At first, the pair are having a pleasant time reading and getting ready for bed with smiles and laughter, but Elmo decides he doesn't want to goto bed and suddenly engages in a power struggle with his father. Eventually, Elmo wins with his exhausted father giving up and dropping his head onto Elmo's bed with Elmo proudly smiling over his victory. This is a major offensive problem. It isn't fun. It isn't funny. And it is certainly appalling. It is even worse when you consider that Elmo is a hero to little kids. And when toddlers see Elmo acting like this they are going to mimic it as well. Our bedtime ritual before this DVD was pleasant and happy and now it's a nightmare!
Lastly, there's a reason why lullabies are sung to children to help them sleep. It's because they're melodic, slow, and help the body to relax. Almost, all of the music in the DvD is fast paced and "fun." How do you sleep when you've been all wound up?
I recommend that you get a nice lullaby cd and do some reading with your child before bedtime instead of having them watch this dvd. You'll have some quality time with your child and you'll both be happier for it.