The fourth "video board book" from the Baby Einstein folks is their most engaging product yet. Aimed at slightly older audiences (ages 1 to 4), Baby Shakespeare combines poetry with the usual mix of festive classical music... more », bright objects, and happy thoughts designed to stimulate young minds. This video is aimed at exposing little tykes to the language context. Twelve words (grass, tree, etc.) are explored in pictures and poem form with plenty of playful stops for kids singing their ABC's and close-ups of brightly colored toys in action. Older kids can follow the poetry in a beautiful enclosed picture book of poem text and sharp outdoor photography. We even meet Baby Einstein's first host: a dragon puppet named Bard, who (along with his friends) playfully participates in the action. He deserves a repeat performance. --Doug Thomas« less
Genres:Kids & Family Sub-Genres:Birth-2 Years, 3-6 Years Studio:Family Home Ent Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 02/20/2001 Original Release Date: 01/01/2000 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 1hr 41min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English See Also:
"Our 14 month old adores Baby Einstein and Baby Mozart. Baby Shakespeare now ranks as her favorite video to watch. She giggles so much while watching the "star" puppet, Bard. It's nice to see that the creators put a variety of girls in the video rather than just their own children this time. However, there are only girls - no boys. If you were disappointed in Baby Bach, don't let that discourage you from buying this video. It is back to the quality of the first two. And this video is helpful for teaching your little one new words. My husband and I both think this is the best video of the whole series. Enjoy!"
The best Baby Einstein video yet!
Mark Kittel | Pleasanton, California | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hands down, this is not only the best of the Baby Einstein series but it is also one of the best children's videos ever created. Our nine-month old daughter laughs at the silly puppet shows, listens intently to the music and poetry, and watches raptly as the brilliant graphics and toys dance on-screen. Nearly everything in this video is also entertaining for the adults; my wife and I will be watching this one with our baby for years to come. It is rare to see a children's video that is made with such love and attention to entertaining and educating children, and that is not made with the sole intent of making a fast buck off our child. We can't wait for Baby Van Gogh!"
Excellent Educational Tool!
History_of_Art_Geek | Phoenix, AZ | 07/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As one who strongly supports reading to children, I was a "little" anti-TV for my youngster, until watching "Baby Van Gogh," which is another video produced by the same company. Julie Aigner-Clark is a genius! Her innovative products, exceptionally creative, are designed to entertain children while they learn. "Baby Shakespeare," is no exception. With an imaginative approach, this instantly engaging video teaches language (12 words) through cleverly written text, and real world objects, while stimulating auditory senses with classically arranged musical pieces. My son was immediately mesmerized from the first viewing, two-months old, and remains fascinated to this day, now fourteen months old. I heard about Baby Einstein products from friends, but did not become interested until I learned of the company's dedication to providing financial support to MANY children's charities such as the Autism Society of America, Ronald McDonald House, The Eden Institute, a leading school for educating autistic children, and a host of other organizations committed to children with special needs. I now own several Baby Einstein videos and most of the companion books - they are excellent educational tools. Additional recommendations - "Baby Mozart," "Baby Van Gogh," "Baby Dolittle Neighborhood Animals," also, Richard Scarry's "BEST" videos are excellent for children 1 year and up."
Another success from the Baby Einstein's Company
History_of_Art_Geek | 02/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was informed about Baby Einstein's products when my son was 3 months old. So the first video I tried was the Baby Mozart. When my husband and I first looked at it, it looked silly but my son absolutely loved it. The video somehow manages to capture baby's attention. So we bought Baby Einstein next. My baby just laughed at all the little silly things they do on the video. Baby Shakespeare, in my opinion, is a video you buy if you already have the other videos since kids will remember the puppets and the setup and they like the familiarity. I rotate the 3 videos for my son and he absolutely loves them all."
Melissa A. Delgaudio | Shepherdstown, WV United States | 07/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While my husband and I are a little apprehensive about exposing our 11-month-old to too much TV, we are realists and understand that some TV and video-watching can be fun (and necessary if we really want to accomplish anything around the house!) We have several of the Baby Einstein DVDs and enjoy most of them, but this one is far and away our son's favorite. He adores "Bard" the dragon and giggles whenever he is onscreen. He also really enjoys the young children singing the "Alphabet Song" and bounces and "dances" with the music. We love the selection of poetry and its use in introducing little ones to basic language. While no two children will glean the same information from any toy, book or video, this video is lots of fun and presents learning in such a way that toddlers will love it (it's fun for grown-ups, too!)"