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Great for children learning to count 0-20, Nice sing-along feature and DVD extras
on January 28, 2011
The reviews for the other math Leapfrog videos (Math Circus, Math Adventure to the Moon) were mixed so I decided to give this one a try the day it came out and I am glad I did. This DVD is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to count and recognize numbers. My daughter (who recently turned 2) was having a hard time learning 13-20 and this DVD helped her a lot--in just a week she has gone from mixing up all of the "teens" to reliably counting to 20. It also introduces the concept of 0 and early math skills like relative size and estimating (small/medium/large) and that when you have two groups of 10 it all adds up to 20 when you count it out.
The DVD extras were great for this title too. It has all 4 songs available as stand alone sing-alongs which is great because your child hears the number, sees it counted out, sees the numeral in the background, and sees the numbers and words to the song spelled out at the bottom of the screen. It also includes an extra song sung by Scout the Puppy, two cute read-along sing-along vowel shorts (short a and short i) and a great song about rhyming from Alphabet Amusement Park.
I strongly disagree with the review that said this video was up to par with other leapfrog videos. My daughter likes it just as much as the Letter and Word Factory DVDs. I don't think it's the MOST upbeat Leapfrog title but it is fun and the songs are great. She loves the Fish Counting song and sings it all the time now. The story and songs are also interesting enough that I think even a more advanced preschooler who can already count to 20 would still enjoy watching it, especially with a younger sibling or friend.