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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2011
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Numbers Roundup I think that if you read all the reviews for this DVD, you will find that most (if not all) of the reviewers LOVE this Mickey's Numbers Roundup DVD... but not the Mickey Mote. Therefore, I would say please don't bias your purchase of this DVD based on some of the low reviews listed. Note that you can access all the bonus activities on the DVD without using the Mickey Mote... your regular remote control will work just fine. This is a GREAT DVD for kids... let's not review just the Mickey Mote PLEASE! Both of my daughters love this DVD, and we don't use the Mickey Mote at all... which is an optional accessory purchase anyway, and not required to enjoy the DVD features. (I find that our regular remote control works just as well, if not better.)

In summary, if your kids love the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes, this is a WONDERFUL DVD with lots of bonus features that don't necessarily need the Mickey Mote in order to enjoy. I highly recommend this DVD! :-)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Kids love to have "pretend" version of equipment, appliances and other "grownup" stuff, so why wouldn't they want to have their own TV remote? The new "Mickey Mote" doesn't change channels or control volume, but it does allow young children to answer multiple choice questions on specially-equipped Playhouse Disney DVDs.

This feature was formerly known on earlier releases as "Discovery Mode." You could choose a setting on the DVD so your home remote could allow your child to answer the questions, which randomly stop the story action throughout select episodes and feature length specials (more about just how "select" in a moment).

So you can already do pretty much the same thing with a regular remote that you can do with a Mickey Mote, but where's the colorful fun in that? And do you really want to have a small child fiddle with a complicated remote and maybe get strawberry jam all over it? That's the idea, and it's not a bad one if you want to add just a little more interaction to shows that already stop their action frequently to ask the viewers what to do, or to count things, etc. in the manner of Blues's Clues and Dora the Explorer. (I personally prefer the more plot-driven features because they are richer in content than the shorter episodes.

Parents shouldn't just load the batteries, start the DVDs, hand the child a Mickey Mote and let it go at that. First it has to be set in a specific way with a specific sequence of steps. It's not complicated, but if you skip a step it won't work. It comes with printed instructions and on-screen directions. Once you've set the Mickey Mote, it's ready to use.

Then you must choose from two play levels on the settings of the DVD and the episode starts. Here's where we had some issues. On Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Numbers Roundup, which is packaged with the Mickey Mote, there are short episodes that seem chosen at random after you select the activity mode. In other words, you might see "Mickey's Big Surprise" one time, set it again and then see "Mickey's Round Up the Next." We tried it over and over again and it seems to allow no control over which episodes it shows after you choose the activity mode -- and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to use it for the bonus episode at all.

So your child can of course watch all five episodes but I couldn't tell you how to see all four plus the bonus one on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Numbers Roundup with the Mote.

It's much better with feature-length episodes like that of another new Playhouse Disney DVD release, Handy Manny Big Construction Job. You set the DVD for the mote, and the whole 67 minute story follows with lots of Mickey Mote interactivity. We also tried it with an earlier release, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey in Wonderland, and the same holds true.

We had a three year old over for the holiday and she loved using the remote, and since her attention span is less than those of me and my older kids, she was perfectly delighted with Numbers Roundup. We did not get the opportunity to see if she would become frustrated if she couldn't "Mote" on all the episodes, but perhaps it's a bigger deal to us than to the little ones.

Me -- I still love putting the Magic Screen on the TV, getting out the Magic Crayons and helping Winky Dink in one of his adventures. Now THAT'S interactivity!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2014
This is another fun DVD for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. It includes 5 episodes:
1. Mickey's Roundup
2. Daisy Bo-Peep
3. Mickey's Big Surprise
4. Super Goof's Super Puzzle
5. Mickey's Show and Tell

Great value for the 5 episodes.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2010
I'd give the DVD 5 stars but, I had to deduct a star for the remote. My 2 year old son is facinated with numbers and counting. All 4 episodes are geared towards counting and number recognition so the DVD is perfect for him. HOWEVER - unless you have an older child or have your DVD player positioned directly below your TV - it's very difficult to show your child that they need to point the remote at the DVD player - not the TV. I'm going to program the remote to work with our portable dvd player. Usually when he is watching the portable DVD player he is in a car or plane seat directly in front of the player which would work better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2012
This DVD is great. Teaches numbers.. My son enjoys it. It goes from episode to episode w/o having to press play. GREAT!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2012
Thid dvd is true to Walt Disney's reputation- it is truly magical for children. I would highly recommend it for your preschooler.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2011
This was purchased for a 2 year old who knows his numbers. Child must know 0-9 and A B C. He loves the little remote and wants to play this all the time. It teachs adding and more. It also travels well. You only need program the Mickeymote with the dvd player remote to use it anywhere. A wonderful learning tool and holds even a 2 yr. olds attention.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2011
My grandson is 2 1/2 years old and loves this video with remote. He feels like he is part of the action which keeps him interested in the dvd. In the process of keeping him interested, he is learning without realizing it! Awesome!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2014
My 18 month old daughter loves watching all of the mickey mouse clubhouse series. They are not too overly educational, however they do incorporate a small learning experience in each episode.

Numbers roundup is a simple story in which goofy let all of the numbers 1-10 escape and they now must search for them.
The other episodes on this disc are cute as well and include Daisy bo-peep, mickey's big surprise and super goof's super puzzle and mickey's show and tell. Each of these has been aired on television, but since we do not get the Disney channel it doesn't matter to us!

Discovery mode is also featured on this however we have not tried to use it as of yet. It is compatible with either a mickey mote or regular dvd remote.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2013
Our two-year-old granddaughter (Maude) is crazy for Mickey and Minnie and this particular DVD just charms her every time. Those rowdy numbers keep getting away so they have to be rounded up! Mickey makes short, efficient work of this and it really is clever and funny. Maudie is absolutely riveted by it!
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