Baby Einstein: World Music
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The dvd is a collage of images with music composed by the baby einstein musicians, which doesn't represent the Music of the world.
It is very boring. My children, who are the Baby Einstein biggest fans hardly look at it.
We prefer viewing mode 2 over viewing mode 1. Intended for toddlers and kids, the "Grow With Me" viewing mode (#2) plays the images along with text and spoken language, instead of just visuals and music. Also, the kids really enjoy the DVD when I bring out some instruments for them to use while viewing. The instruments featured in the DVD are a wood flute, maracas, a rainstick, didgeridoo, djembe (drum), harp, and pipa (stringed instrument). My kids especially like watching the bonus Select a Segment: World Music Songs. Sung by children, the songs include "Shoo Fly", "Aloutte", "Arroz con Leche" and "Kogame, Kogame".
To be honest, I was expecting a little more lively variation of world music from Baby Einstein. The slower tempo segments (Asia, Antarctica) aren't as interesting for my kids as the upbeat ones. We are used to listening to Putumayo label music and would have liked to see Baby Einstein incorporate more energy in their musical selections this time around. I also wish the segments included more images of babies from around the world and fewer landscape/water shots. The DVD and CD are recommended if you want calming, soothing world music and have enjoyed previous Baby Einstein music products.
As a former Music Educator, this DVD's soundtrack just makes me cringe with how wrong the music selections are. My son though, is engaged throughout this collage of bad musical representational 'world' motifs. I guess he really likes the puppets acting out scenes in between.
What drives me batty is the song with real children at the end. They all look bored and like their parents are making sing and dance in the end video (my guess is they are the creators children, so I'm probably close with that one). My toddler can tell the kids aren't happy to be singing and dancing and he normally gets up and walks away at that point.
This DVD is not what to get, if you are looking for something fun, with good beats, to dance and play with your baby.
If you are looking to show your baby animals from different countries, and some people, and some mellow music to try to calm them down before they go to bed, then maybe this product is for you.
I gave it two stars, because in between the little segments, he did like the little puppet shows.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Probably my favorite Baby Einstein DVD- love the music! Great introduction to other cultures for little ones.Published 15 months ago by Jonathan J.
My grandson wants to see this one over & over. Big laughs at puppet comedy. Lots of interraction makes him jump around and want to play and dance.Published 21 months ago by Paula Kaye
We had to order this video again, as our first got worn out. Love the diversity of music is shows. Kids love it.Published on January 22, 2014 by Heidi
This is a great little CD. It was actually my second so I knew it was good. We gave the first one away and replaced it with a used one that skipped and had major problems. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Faith Page
It didn't work. To scratched up. So now it's just a "frisbee" that my son plays with. It makes him happy so it's okPublished on July 1, 2013 by Lisa
Contains too many images and scenes of people in various countries playing authentic music and kids dressed up in those countries garments and images of those countries. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by genxandy
We have about 21 Baby Einstein Movies. This one is as good as the others. My kiddo is almost 2 years old and has listened to mom play the congas since before he was born. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by bouncingladybug
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