Given the army of 1-year-olds who take their first wobbly dance steps to the Tubbies theme song, it's high time a program turned the tables on Tinky and the gang getting busy to a beat. Silly Songs and Funny Dances does ju... more »st that, swooping in on Tubbyland and its flannel-wrapped, rainbow-hued foursome for an hour-long look at Laa-Laa twirling in a tutu, the noisy NuNu wrecking various lovely renditions of "Twinkle Twinkle," Dipsy and the others delivering ditties dedicated to their favorite things, and tummy-TV segments on a satin-fingered harpist and budding ballerinas. Before it's time for Tubbie bye-bye, magic mittens get Po and Tinky-Winky grooving on the Tubbie AstroTurf and a big hug or two makes its way into the mix. Guaranteed to trip your toddler's instinct to get down. --Tammy La Gorce« less
"My 8 months old loves the Teletubbies! We got her the Baby Einstein collection but she wasn't interested. She is a very active baby. She wants you to play with her all day long. My house has been a mess for many monthes. My husband has been living on chesse and ice cream and has to look for clothes for work from the clean clothes pile on the floor which is right next to the dirty pile. Ever since we got this video, I can leave her in her play pan and just let the tape roll! My little angel never gets tired of it. I play it for her twice a day and she still claps and laughs with the characters. We even have a Laa-Laa doll that we use to lull her to crawl from one side of the room to another. My house is now clean for my little crawler and my husband's cholestrol level is lower!"
Made a Believer Out of Me!
KMT | Collingswood, NJ United States | 06/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit...I was skeptical to allow my daughter access to TV 'too soon', but one morning on PBS, she became enchanted by the Teletubbies, and it's been bliss ever since. We have quite a few Baby Einstein tapes and DVDs in our repertoire, but Teletubbies brought a new and different vantage point to my 11 & 1/2 month old's 'TV time'. The characters are colorful and silly (our favorite segment - adults and baby alike - is 'Secret Dance'...very amusing!) and I liked the fact that there is a segment from the creators of the Teletubbies geared toward curious parents (like me) who want to know more about what their kids are learning by watching. And there are bonus segments galore, which makes this a bargain in my eyes.We have since purchased some other Teletubbies DVDs ('Baby Animals' and 'Look!') and are equally pleased. It's nice to feel confident in adding this programming into our video library. Enjoy!"
Excellent way for babies/toddlers to explore music/dance!
K. Southern | Surprise, AZ USA | 08/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have personally always been a fan of the brightly colored creatures called "Teletubbies" (much to the dismay of my adult friends and family). I now have a one year old daughter and she is enthralled by the colorful images and rhythmic songs on the "Silly Songs and Funny Dances" DVD. Though her favorite thing to do is "read" books, she loves "interacting" with the "sun baby" and enjoys nearly every part of the DVD. She was initially frightened by the sound of the violin playing Baa Baa Black Sheep (she cried in fear the first time until I held her and the second time she was noticeably uneasy but did not cry), but aside from that, she cannot get enough of the Teletubbies' SSFD DVD.My daughter has always been interested in music and movement/dance (it runs in the family) so SSFD wasn't used an introduction to music/dance (as it is for many) in our case. Nonetheless, my daughter is still captivated by this movie (she is a very active baby and will actually sit down and watch this movie for 20 minutes at time). I wouldn't at all call it "mindless", in fact, it's very educational (as educational as a young child needs).Wonderful bonus materials include a 30 or so minute video entitled "GO" (kind of an exercise video of sorts for toddlers, complete with cool-down) and an interview with the creators of Teletubbies that offers insight into how the Teletubbies came to be and their intended purpose.I definitely give this DVD five out of five stars and if my daughter could, she'd do the same!"
Thrilled to have a hit at last
KMT | 01/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We have tried a number of children's movies to catch the eye of our little fellow. Nothing has worked. The only thing on t.v. that has ever interested him (he is 2 1/2) is football, basketball, and sometimes hockey. One morning my husband was flipping channels and he happened upon Teletubbies on PBS and our little boy became totally engrossed. He became a daily watcher. :-)
I bought this particular DVD because he loves music and it seemed like a good one to start with. He will sit in front of the t.v. and watch it very intently.
Our favorite part is La-La's Secret Dance.
I think any one who dogs these characters doesn't have a clue of how much little children love them."
A Pleasant Surprise
KMT | Collingswood, NJ United States | 06/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, ok, I admit it...I was skeptical at first of exposing my daughter to the Teletubbies. I wasn't too keen on TV too soon, but one morning, when she was about 10 months old, she responded so well to the Teletubbies on PBS, I knew that I needed to rethink my strategy a little. That being said, this particular DVD has become a household favorite. My husband and I (and now some of our friends and family) have been delighted by the segment entitled 'Secret Dance' (if it's on, we might as well find our own enjoyment where we can :) ), and our daughter (now 11 months old) really enjoys all the music and antics of the Tubbies. There are also bonus segments on the DVD, including a 30 minute bonus video called 'Go', so it's like several videos in one...terrific!I'm really pleased we found this for our daughter to enjoy, and I'm sure we'll have it memorized before too long! :)"