"I am a psychologist who teaches child psychology, a mother of a toddler, and a big fan of the "Baby Songs" videos. Unlike the other Baby Songs videos, however, the "Rock and Roll" tape jumps quickly from shot to shot, often focusing in closely on small parts of the pictures. Several of the videos that accompany the songs even focus in on pictures turned sideways and go quickly back and forth from color to black and white. While this appears to be an attempt to mimic adult music videos, this is not the best format for children. My toddler has a difficult time following it, to the point that it simply does not hold his attention. (The other Baby Songs tapes are great at holding his attention throughout.) In addition, this type of programing -- quick jumping -- has been linked to decreased creativity over the long run in children. I recommend another "Baby Songs" video over the "Rock and Roll" tape."
Wonderful entertainment for baby's and Toddlers
Reginald Barrows | Seekonk, MA United States | 08/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I may not be a child psychologist but I also have a 2 year old as well as 15 nieces and nephews.My daughter has loved this video from 11 months old and is now 2 and it is still one of her favorites.She has learned the words to the songs and mimics the dance steps.She has a great time dancing with her dad to the songs.I love watching her have so much fun.Whenever her cousins come to visit they have a ball dancing to this video. I highly recommend it from ages 10 months to 6 years."
Hap Palmer has nothing to do with this DVD
H. Palmer | 11/27/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon includes the DVD BABY SONGS ROCK AND ROLL under my name Hap Palmer. I just want to make it clear that I have nothing to do with this DVD. You can look at the box to confirm this.
My songs are used in many other Baby Songs DVDs but I have nothing to do with the DVD BABY SONGS ROCK AND ROLL. It does not use my songs, I do not sing on it and I had no involvement in the production.
Classic rock and roll in a format that kids seem to enjoy
John | PHOENIX, AZ USA | 09/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the first videos that we bought for our daughter when she was about a year old. I picked it up at a garage sale for a buck (sorry Amazon). For a while this was her favorite - although now she's into The Wiggles. The tape contains many classic rock and roll songs done by the original artists. For adults this is a plus and a minus. At first, I enjoyed hearing these classic tunes again. After hearing them about 1000 times they are starting to irritate me - I never thought I get to the point where hearing "Blue Suede Shoes" would get on my nerves. The video portion of the tape holds our daughter's attention. For each song there is a skit or series of shots that have something to do with the words of the song. Examples: With Woolly Bully they show a kids playing with someone in a bull costume. Blue Suede Shoes has a skit taking place in a shoe store.The version of the tape that I bought came in one of those cheap cardboard slip cases. Kids tapes get dropped or banged around a lot (at least ours do) and this doesn't really protect them. It appears as though the version on Amazon comes in a plastic case. I think that this is a better way to package them.If your kids like music and live-action videos (as opposed to cartoons) then I think that they will enjoy this tape."
My girls loved it!
John | 09/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Both my girls loved it! As babies (age 6mos to 2yrs), it has kept them entertained when they watch it. We have played that same video probably 1000 times. We are ordering them for Xmas."