Our First video, Vocabulary BuilderT Volume 1, was a 1999 Parents' Choice Award Winner and recipient of an "A" rating from Parenting Magazine. Vocabulary BuilderT Volume 1 was designed to boost your child's language develo... more »pment and is now recommended by t« less
C. J. Harris | Carlsbad, CA United States | 07/25/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My 20 month old son is speech delayed and I bought this DVD based on all the positive reviews I've seen. Maybe I'm missing something, but I thought it was horrible. First of all, it barely held my son's attention. But the worst part was that I absolutely cannot stand the music! I could barely make it through watching it even the first time. Same thing with volume 2. We bought the Baby Babble DVD about 6 weeks ago, and I think it is much better than these Bumblebee DVD's. My son can watch Baby Babble over and over and over again."
Don't Waste Your Money!
A. Moore | Bay Area,CA USA | 12/17/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am a teacher that has taught for twelve years both in preschool and grade school. I bought this dvd for my son who is 17 months. He was born premature and is considered speech delayed and I was thinking that this dvd might help. I was very disappointed. This dvd is nothing other than moving flash cards. The screen shows several items and repeats the item's names over and over. I understand the concept, but it failed to keep my son's attention even when I sat and watched it with him trying to redirect him toward the t.v. The second and third time viewing he wouldn't watch it at all. This dvd is going up for sale on e-bay!
Save your money and just use real objects in your house in which your child shows interest. Point to those objects, play with them, and name them. This will be a much more meaningful experience for your child. If you are looking for entertaining dvds that hold a young child's attention try the Baby Einstein series or the Sesame Street sing-along dvds."
Better than Baby EINSTEIN-Not as good as Baby Babble!
M. Peruzzi | CLINTON TWP., MI United States | 12/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just bought for my 18 month son...The dvd is not great but not horrible either, my son seems to loose his interest (compared to Sesame Street...Who wouldn't? Ha!), but keeps his interest with the baby einstein ones(we have all of them)they use alot of puppets were this cd uses Real life objects with an occasional puppet reinacting the words. This dvd is clear and repetative which I like...Example: Jump (shows children,animals jumping)Eat (shows babys eatting etc.) then it goes back and recaps all the diffrent action words. He laughs when they get to the word "tickle". They repeat alot of the words which other tapes do not (Einstein,So smart) which in my opion is good to reinforce. My son needs the repetition, My son also has a slight language delay so that is why I bought this tape. The einstein tapes he has been watching since he was about a month old and they did not help my sons language even with me interacting with the videos, although he enjoyed them, I used to rave about the Einstein videos to every mother,bought them for my friends kids and then I found these other dvd's. I would highly recommend taking a look at the "Baby Babble" cd by talking child. That is a excellent tape done by 2 speech pathologists. That video he likes and it keeps his attention. To sum this up....I would say this ranks 2nd compairing to all other language tapes that are on the market, Baby babble being ranked #1."
Absolutely love this DVD
Jennifer Rossi | Pittsburgh, PA | 02/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My son loves these dvd's. I was suprised to see that some thought so badly of it. We have some of the baby einstein's and my son likes them as well, but with the baby bumblebee series he repeats everything that is said. It has really taught him so much. The einstein series he seemed to just laugh at and not so much learn from. Im sure he did learn, however with the bumblebee series, he sits with his crayons and colors and watches the dvd and repeats what is being said. Background info is my child is not considered speech delayed (tested) but a bit of a slow talker (2 1/2). These dvd's have helped a lot. Since some reviews have been not so good, I would suggest trying to rent these somewhere (if possible) since the price is kind of high."
Silent 20 month old boy
melanie noonan | cape cod, ma | 10/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"my son jacob barely had a 2-5 word vocabulary at the age of 20 months. my pediatrician and i (a RN) were both concerned. he did not use nonverbal communication either. we were beginning to think he was mildly autistic because of his noverbal, and limited comfort w/ socializing w/ others. after watching this video, he could identify body parts when asked to point to them, and was able to say eye, nose, mouth, ears!!! my pediatrician and i are estatic to say the least, and i have now ordered the complete 13 disc set. my four yr old son, dennis, also enjoys the video which i found surprising. he has no delays of any kind, and still enjoys the videos, even if they are a bit simplistic for my 4 yr olds developmental level. i highly recommend this to other mothers concerned about their child's speech delays."