Don't Buy!! Terrible Videos
Dylan Moses | Las Vegas | 02/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I dont usually write reviews, but I feel it's my duty to save anyone from buying these. Anyways, if you still want to purchase after this, you can buy mine for half price. Just contact screenname: "acousticide" at ebay. anyways, I have all the baby einstein vidoes, and it's true, they are not great but they do have some educational value and entertainment value. i bought these based on reviews and i was wildly disappointed by them. they have no entertainment value. I would recommend the fisher price series. anyways, i will take you through as typical scene on these videos.
a nursery rhyme is read while the screen focuses on ONE cartoon picture representing the whole rhyme. the camera just zooms in on different parts of the picture while it's read. the whole process is then repeated and it takes a while. now it cuts to some kids who have something in their hand, and it rhymes about 4 words over and over and over and then abruptly shows one of the characters who has something that doesn't rhyme. then there will be a lady singing the rhyme, but it's a dubbed over performance so it's cheesy. then it will just show kids saying wow!, wow!, wow!, then on to some babies laughing.... but not real laughing.. overdubbed fake laughing. so for 10 minutes, it will go over one nursery rhyme. i don't even see how this would teach any child to read. it is so lame.
on top of that the characters in between scenes are one dimensional paper mache (sp?) and it's just lots of noise and clapping and hard to understand. at least on the baby einstein, and fisher price they are puppet like and cute.
my 22mo son will not even pay attention for one segment. if you want to spend $30 to teach your child 20 irrelevant words, then by all means, buy this...........but buy mine before I use them for target practice."