A playful introduction to the four seasons through art and music! — -- Introduces babies to the sights and sounds of the four seasons — -- Exposes little ones to famous Monet masterpieces — As babies grow and change, so does ... more »the landscape around them. From fiery red leaves to falling snowflakes; from flowers in bloom to fireworks in July, every season of the year has its own special magic just waiting to be discovered. BABY MONET takes little ones on a sight-and-sound-filled journey through spring, summer, fall and winter using playful puppet shows, real images of nature, children, toys, and masterpieces by Claude Monet set to excerpts from composer Antonio Vivaldi's timeless "The Four Seasons." This virtual breath of fresh air lets you and your baby share the beauty of each season as you explore its wonders together!
Linda M. from FORT WORTH, TX Reviewed on 8/12/2011...
My 15 month old grandson has recently started really enjoying this video. The scenery is beautiful, and we sit on the bed and I tell him about what we are watchiung (snow, cold, summer, etc.). I think my only objection to these is they don't work on vocabulary, and he isn't talking much at all (partly because of these movies?) However, they are relaxing, restful and calming, and they are great for nap and quiet time. I just bought a new player so I can do continuous play as he will watch them over and over. He seems to like everything about them, and I sometimes here him jabbering away in his crib. This was not one he liked 6 months ago, but he now picks it out to watch.
Definitely well done on the scenery of the seasons. Even I like watching the scenes change from season to season.
Crista J. from APPLE VALLEY, MN Reviewed on 11/23/2009...
My daughter LOVES this DVD. She is 23 months old and I wondered if she'd be interested in Baby Einstein anymore, since she really like the Little Einsteins, but it keeps her attention. Seasons can be a hard concept since they're so far apart in real life, so I recommend it highly.
Michelle M. from ARAGON, GA Reviewed on 10/11/2009...
Beautiful scenery and wonderful music mixed with lively puppet action. My children (3 and 2) enjoy this introduction to the Seasons from Baby Einstein.
Jennifer E. from MILLERSVILLE, MD Reviewed on 3/5/2008...
My daughter's favorite Baby Einstein video. The zebra changes color with each season that is introduced, and there is a good variety of toys, puppets, and outdoor scenes to keep an infant's interest, not to mention Monet's wonderful works and Vivaldi's enchanting music. Good for very young babies, although my one-year old is still entranced by it.
Lacks the energy of earlier titles; not as engaging for baby
David Traill | Stuart, FL United States | 04/01/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having purchased every one of the Baby Einstein DVDs made thus far, we had high hopes for this offering featuring my iwfe's favorite artist. However, our 7-month old son found this particular DVD nowhere near as interesting as he does the others. He woudn't last longer than five minutes before being distracted by anything else he could find in the room, as opposed to rapt attention during Baby Neptune (his favorite), Baby MacDonald, or the big three of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.
Since some folks have mentioned it, I have no problem with the commercial at the beginning, especially since you can just skip to the next chapter/ beginning of the Baby Monet feature. While a big fan of the series, I am disappointed by the reaction from my son, and don't plan on playing this one that often since he didn't seem to enjoy it."
Makes 2 kids laugh
Jackie | Madison, WI | 03/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Baby Monet is a good addition to the series and is in the familiar Baby Einstein format - adorable puppet sequences kept my 6 mos old and 2 1/2 year old girls in hysterics (similar to pigs in the mud on Baby McDonald, most are very clever). Zebra characters that change colors with the seasons very cute. Heavy on the gorgeous nature footage, as an adult enjoyed that, interested 2 year old more than the baby. Seems they reused the some of same music tract from Vivaldi's Four Seasons from other DVDs, but it's the Four Seasons so that's fine and reusing music certainly doesn't matter to toddlers. This one was a hit with my kids, and different enough from the rest of the Einstein series that it warrants a purchase ... we have every Baby Einstein DVD and my girls from 2 months on love all of them, even Galileo. Advertising of Little Einstein before the show starts will get to be annoying over time though. Otherwise, a worthwhile purchase. Glad to have something else in the rotation for my 6 month old who watches Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Einstein over and over ... there definately is something behind the age tags on the DVDs, baby is not into Doolittle, Shakespeare, etc. yet."
Get ready to be disappointed!
Natalie Thomen-barbera | Los Angeles | 03/15/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We have all been waiting for this new DVD from the Baby Einstein group....we were very disappointed! Definitely more for the 6 month group than infants any older or toddlers. Very basic in some ways but then very advanced with lots of stills of Monet works. Very little action compared to Neptune, Noah & Galileo. Anyway, make your own decision but I don't recommend wasting the money. BORING!!!!!"
M. Lindenbusch | Midwest | 03/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is my least favorite Baby Einstein DVD. I bought it with great anticipation that my 11 month old would enjoy it as he has all of his other DVD's. I found this one to be slow, which is fine is that can keep your baby's attention, but my son watched a couple minutes of this one and started playing. I also was confused by the music at the end - it was very upbeat and fast, but definitely not "classical".
All of these comments though are just a matter of personal preference, as I think all comments regarding these DVD's are - if your baby likes them, great, but mine just didn't like this newest one."
The best Baby Einstein DVD for older infants!!!
Arizona | 12/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, the commercials are crass, but once you get past that this DVD is one of the best especially for older infants. I started showing my son Baby Bach and Baby Mozart around 3 months (along with a few others, but I think those two are thest best for young infants.) Around 4 months I wanted to introduce my son to a little more mature viewing. Monet is recommended for 6 months and above, and it was around 5 months that this became his absolute favorite. At 9 months now, this DVD is still his favorite. The puppets are incredibly cute and funny, the music is pretty good, and the visuals are stunning. It is my favorite to watch also!! I would HIGHLY recommend this to slightly older babies. Baby McDonald is okay, but I am still waiting for Baby Neptune to grab his attention. For babies under 5 months, I think Bach and Mozart are the best."