When my oldest daughter was a toddler we loved to sit with the Baby Einstein series of videos, and later DVDs, and watch as new words and worlds came to life for half an hour or so each morning. And if I needed 20 minutes to throw myself together I knew I could pop the video on and she could safely watch from her activity centre. Now there are a few different baby DVDs on the market. Back then, there was really only the one option. My oldest child is now nine but she fondly remembers the cute videos and was oddly thrilled when she heard we would be reviewing baby Prodigy, a line of DVDs, available at Barnes and Noble, Toys ‘R Us and Best Buy. The DVDs employ puppets, toys, nature scenes, animated sequences and cute songs to help soothe babies and explore early language concepts. Baby Prodigy: 30 Minutes to a Quiet Baby has won several national awards and been featured in numerous media. It is a sweet and charming little DVD meant for children three months and up. Dookie Duck and Dottie Duck dance and play and count numbers together. The graphics are cute and pastels are used a lot in this one, as are nursery rhymes. While some suggest the DVD may soothe colic and fussy babies, I have no scientific evidence of the colic part. But I do think the visuals and the nursery rhymes are very calm and soothing. The ending of this one is comforting and I have no doubt that it wouldn’t overstimulate most healthy infants. Both this DVD and Baby’s First Words 2 are fun, educational, and easy on the eyes and ears. First Words 2 is my favourite of the two DVDs. The words DVD is aimed at babies aged six months, upto about the age of 2, maybe three at most. Both DVDs promote visual tracking, matching, recognition of the alphabet and numbers. Words will help with other concepts as well like visually recognizing the word and pairing it with the real toy or object. The DVDs retail at $12.99 and are quite affordable. Both are based on the book by Barbara Candiana-Marcus, called Baby Prodigy: A Guide to Raising A Smarter, Happier Baby. There is also a CD available which I wish I had been able to buy when I was a new Mom. To view more about the Baby Prodigy line of products visit http://www.babyprodigy.com/.
Thriftymommastips rating is $$$$ out of $$$$$. Thriftymommedia is not paid for her opinion, but as is common practice in media, she was given a copy of both DVDs in order to complete this review.
The author and founder of the Baby Prodigy line is offering thriftymommastips readers a chance to win a copy of both of these DVDs. (30 Minutes to a Quiet Baby and First Words 2).
I will draw for a winner with random.org on Oct. 15th.
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