I first saw this was coming when I saw a preview DVD attached to another Disney movie. I was expecting it to be crap. No one in my family has ever cared for those "Baby Einstein's" videos. IMO they're not much more than glorified screen savers. They were too dull to ever keep the attention of my older son and we never really tried with my youngest. We never watched that preview DVD. You can expose your children to classical music by just putting the CD on and playing with them or turn on your own wind up toy, not sit them in front of a screen to watch it, save the money of the DVD. We started seeing commercials on Disney Channel. When it aired we decided to watched it as it was looking like it could be good. We were amazed to completely fall in love with it!. It's not just playing classical music for the heck of it, it teaches the concept of who the composer is. It teaches about fine art. It teaches the most basic level of music, my kids are learning music terms like Adagio, Forte, Diminuendo and on and on. And all the while the kids are on an adventure that keeps the interest of my children. One other thing I really like about this show is that it does not talk down to the children watching it. It does not have that condescending tone a lot of children's shows have (Barney is the worst offender in my book-to this day my kids still hate him!). It treats a child with respect and not as if they're stupid. It's one thing to talk simple to a child, it's another to talk down to them. I've taken it a step further in that I found all the pieces of music featured in the show so they can hear the entire piece. Now they'll hear the piece elsewhere and recognize it. So completely worth your time!
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