A nice video for learning some basic words.
Mom Of Many Munchkins | Central WI, USA | 05/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the few So Smart videos that has words spoken. Here's basically how it goes. It begins with a ball and you hear a pleasant voice say, "Ball. A ball bounced up and down and rolled away. Ball." Next you see a dog and you hear the voice say, "Dog. Woof says the dog. The dog wags his tail and follows the ball. Dog."
The only thing I didn't really like was that there were no words shown on the screen. Most of the other So Smart videos don't have words spoken but they show the words on the screen. This one could have done both, but they left the words off. The peoples faces are so much better then the first So Smart videos. There are 28 words taught and they are ball, dog, cat, bug, car, moon, shoe, hat, phone, keys, truck, train, boat, sun, tree, bird, flower, bear, banana, chair, book, up, spoon, paper, crayon, lamp, house, star.
As a side point, my baby is 19 months and has been watching Signing Time since she was 9 months (Signing Time teaches hearing kids American Sign Language and it's awesome!!). What is so cool is that all the words on this So Smart First Words video we also know in sign language. So, it's a fun way to practice our ASL while watching this video. I have reviewed all the other So Smart videos (and many others) so please be sure to read those too."
My son begs me to turn this off
MrsGriffin | Midwest, USA | 08/16/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My 16 month old does not enjoy this DVD. I think the abstract colors bother him. For example, a dog will be shown in bright colors with black and white patterns thrown in. I'm sure this is to capture a baby's visual interest, but my son doesn't understand why this dog doesn't look like a dog! I don't recall any live action in this DVD, which seems to be more interesting to my son at this age."
pandabear | Canada | 09/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like the So Smart series of videos because they are a nice change of pace from the Baby Einstein-style videos. They are low-key and not very commercialized. This one is really cute for building vocabulary. There isn't live-action video in it like many other baby videos. Instead, there is animation - but the style of the drawings is very appealing."