Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sesame Street - Learning About Letters|
Actors: Carlo Alban, Alan Arkin, Paul Benedict, Larry Block, Lexine Bondoc
Directors: Jim Henson, Jim Martin, Randall Balsmeyer, Victor DiNapoli, Diego, Ken
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
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Leann A. from LINCOLN PARK, MI
Reviewed on 6/24/2011...
My daughter (2 yrs) loves this one!
Variety and simplicity
Stefanie N | Schuyler, VA | 08/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are looking for an introduction to letters for your child, this is a wonderful video. Through entertaining skits and a variety of visuals, the Sesame Street Gang go through the alphabet while coming up with words that begin with each letter. The sequence of photos of street signs and billboards which zero in on each letter in order is a real favorite with our 28-month old and has led to his interest in street signs and letter recognition in our own neighborhood. The pace is leisurely enough for toddlers who are just learning sounds, yet contains enough music and animated sequences to capture the attention of squirmy kids--if you happen to have one of those. Please note: There is no Elmo in this video, which to my mind is a plus but may be a disappointment to rabid Elmo fans."
A WONDERFUL video for teaching the alphabet!
Stefanie N | 08/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 24-month-old son has a speech delay. He knows only about 15 words, even though he's been receiving speech therapy. Imagine my surprise, then, when he started holding up his alphabet blocks this week and saying the names of several letters out loud! I've been playing this video for him every morning while he eats his breakfast, and he's obviously been learning. He can say the names of about eight letters, and can identify most of the rest by pointing if I ask him to. He's now pointing at letters everywhere ... on the box of diaper wipes, in his books, everywhere ... and saying the names of the letters out loud. He loves this video, and so do I. It reminds me of the Sesame Street shows I used to watch when I was a child. (Put it this way ... I like this video so much, I'm buying a second one in case the first one wears out!)"
One of the bes leter videos out there!
Pizor | London, England | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter got this as a gift when she was 1 and it was definitely too old for her. She loved SS, but the video was too slow for her. She's now 2, so I pulled it out and let her watch it the other day. She loves it! It's now her favorite video. She has a few other alphabet videos, but what's nice about this one is that it takes the next step and introduces words and a little phonics.
This is classic SS at its finest. They mangage to incorporate a lot of the classic letter cartoons and videos, while still showing the favorite characters thoughout the episode. A warning, though, this video does not have Elmo in it. I was worried that my daughter wouldn't watch it for that reason (she won't watch Follow that Bird or 1 2 3 Count With Me which stars Ernie), but she didn't seem to notice or mind. It stars Telly and Big Bird, but sill features Cookie Monster, Kermit, Snuffy and several others. After Big Bird and Telly run through the whole alphabet, it ends with a nice story being read, so kids can understand that the leters they just learned can form words and with words, you can create stories.
It's very clever and very well done. As a parent, I enjoy watching it since I remember watching a lot of the cartoons when I was little. If your child loves the alphabet and is eager for the next step but not ready for reading, then I'm sure they'll love this video."