BABY EINSTEIN: BABY’S FIRST SOUNDS
BY KEVIN CARR
In a few short years, the “Baby Einstein” series has become a powerhouse of early childhood education. While some people have been known to use it as a baby-sitter to get the kids TV-trained at a young age, appropriate use can help introduce very young children to words, sounds, music and nature.
The latest release – 26th in the ongoing series – is “Baby’s First Sounds.” This video is designed for children six months and older, exposing them to directed sounds that are the basis of language development. A Baby Bee puppet hosts the video, focusing on the earlier sounds baby’s start to use.
The video is designed to be an interactive experience with the babies and their parents, becoming a playful tool to encourage language development.
Special features on the DVD include a bonus video “Fun Times Together” in English, French and Spanish. There’s also a “Fun with Phonemes” video as well as the “Toy Chest,” which highlights the toys and puppets used in the video. Finally, there’s a sneak peek at “Einstein Pals,” which is the next in line for the “Baby Einstein” family.