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Very good follow up to the first Baby Babble
on January 18, 2008
This is a very good follow up to the original Baby Babble. The first one was very helpful for our speech-delayed two year old. We like it so much that we pre-ordered this one from Amazon when it first came out.
The DVD has 4 sections.
1. The main video which focus on objects/words with P, B, M sounds. All of which are introduced and sounded out through pretend play, toys in action, etc. It makes the DVD more "interactive" than just watching flashcard style presentation. After several viewing, our son started to repeat the words and also do pretend play with his toys.
Also, interjected between the video clips of toys and pretend play are the two speech pathologists showing how to make "P", "B" and "M" sounds with their mouth. These two ladies have gotten an updated hairstyle and a lot less "stiff"/serious than the original video. This is a great improvement second times around.
It also introduce some basic concepts like colors (Purple, Blue, etc.) and counting (1, 2, 3).
Overall, the video is about 30 minutes.
2. The main video is follow by a parents guidance section which the two speech pathologist describe methods that parents can use at home to encourage their child to practice P, B, M sounds at home like blowing bubbles or on the cotton ball. There are some excellent advice here.
3. The third section shows the two speech pathologist using sign language and sound out some main objects/concepts (Thank you, please, more, music, etc.) show in the video. This is a good section reinforce the main video. The sign language section might be more helpful for younger toddlers/babies who may not be able to sound out the words.
4. Finally, it shows all the toys and their manufacturer featured in the main video. We have found a few toys we like from this video and have subsequently purchased it for our son.
Overall, I highly recommend both Baby Babble 1 and 2 to parents who wants to share more educational videos with their kids during TV time. This is especially helpful for parents with children who may be speech-delayed.