Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|So Smart First Word Stories House / Pets / Get Dressed|
Director: Scott Tornek
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational, Animation
So Smart! is an award-winning brand, trusted by parents for over a decade. This new animated series, Baby's First-Word Stories, is created especially for 1 to 3 year-olds, who are beginning to explore the rich world of lan... more »
Good learning DVDs
Heather Gillstrap | Hartselle, AL | 03/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We recently received 2 DVDs from So Smart! Since my daughter is 1 year old, they sent "First-Word Stories: Outside" and "First-Word Stories: Pets" for me (and my daughter, of course) to review. The First-Word Stories start out with words, then move on to sentences, and finish as a story. They re-cap the words at the end of each segment. You can also put the DVD in a computer and print off activity pages to go along with the stories, which is a great learning aid that many children's DVDs do not offer.
As soon as I started the "First-Word Stories: Outside" DVD, my daughter was up and dancing with the intro song which introduces the characters. There are 5 stories on each 30 minute DVD, so if you have a child that doesn't sit still for very long or if you prefer your child not watch 30 minutes at a time, they can watch individual short stories. I enjoyed the slow-paced music and stories (made so that parents can interact with their children), but it just didn't keep my daughters attention for very long; however, she would always come back to watch after a few minutes and generally seemed to enjoy the pictures and stories. I liked the fact that the DVD used normal, everyday words and sentences.
I think these are great learning DVDs, though maybe for a child slightly over 1 year. These DVDs are GREAT for calm-down times (like before naptime or bedtime). After Sydney finished watching the DVD she was ready to cuddle up and take a nap! I think it's great that these DVDs don't over-stimulate the child.
Recommended for kids with learning disabilities
Joan | Edgewater, MD USA | 12/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This whole series has really great benefits for any family dealing with learning disabilities. The video is geared towards a mental age of about 18 months to mid two's, a level where my kids with autism spent a number of years. I looked for just this type of thing when my oldest was at the stage, and never found anything so good and effective as this. I am so glad to be able to buy these videos to share with my four year old (who is still only just starting to talk) as well as my more typically developing two-year-old.
I am really hoping to see more!"
So Smart is the Best!!!!
Josh & Jess | Los Angeles | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 17 month old daughter is in love with all the new characters that So Smart has created. They are such creative, wonderful videos. I am one of the moms that never wanted ANY TV. But, these DVDs are incredible. She truly learns words from them...we sit together and watch them. The story lines are so sweet and simple. The movement is not crazy-video speed. It is perfect for a little toddler. We bought the whole new series...Outdoors and Pets are her favorites. Thank you So Smart for creating such a high quality product."