Leapfrog: Let's Go To School NR CC

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It's the day before their first day of school and Tad and Lily are nervous. Luckily, their magical firefly, Edison, is there to ease their concerns.

Starring:
Dorothy Elias-Fahn, R. Martin Klein
Runtime:
36 minutes

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Genres Musical, Kids & Family
Director Bob Nesler
Starring Dorothy Elias-Fahn, R. Martin Klein
Supporting actors Cindy Robinson, Richard Rosenblatt, Jessica Straus
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By George Buttner VINE VOICE on August 20, 2009
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When it's time for a child to go to school, I think it is only natural for them to be a bit nervous. And when the characters from a popular series are redesigned, that can lead to some nervousness too. So there's a certain symmetry when it comes to this DVD release.

"Let's Go to School" is the first Leapfrog DVD to feature a brand-new character design launched in 2009. It's also the first in the series to be released by Lionsgate-- previously the DVDs were released by Sony. So let's get some things out of the way, right away. The characters definitely look different, but they still look quite cute. Overall, the feel of the animation is very nice and it's a lot of fun to watch. The characters' heads seem to be slightly too large for their bodies, but the effect works here. The other main thing to note is that this seems to be a bit of a reboot. Tad and Lily are now the exact same age (in fact, it seems to be suggested that they're twins) and the show staff have apparently chosen to have them forget everything that they learned in the previous DVD releases. They don't seem to know anything more than basic counting or letters.

That said, I think this DVD works on the whole. The story begins with Tad and Lily being nervous about their first day of school. Big brother Leap assures them that it's going to be great, but they're not so sure. Enter Edison. In "A Tad of Christmas Cheer," Edison was a fairy godbug who helped out Tad and Tad only. In this release, both Tad and Lily seem to know Edison quite well. He has a special stone which transports them to a sort of magical school. There, they learn that they're not the only ones nervous about going to school. So are all the books, the chalk and erasers, the calendar and the clock!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Colleen D. Gallagher VINE VOICE on August 20, 2009
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I am a huge fan of many Leap Frog products because kids love them and as an educator, I really appreciate how well they reinforce given skills. My absolute favorite DVD for teaching phonics skills is the Leap Frog Letter Factory DVD. So, when Let's Go to School came in the mail I opened it right away and let me kiddos, ages 3 and 6 watch it. Tad is back and ready for another learning adventure. This time Tad and Lilly are going to school for the first day. Leap makes Tad and Lilly a little nervous about the first day. Soon they find out that school is pretty cool & everyone gets nervous sometimes. As they tour their classroom they learn many things when typical classroom items come to life and teach them. Basically, this DVD has a little of everything, ABC, numbers to 20, animal classification, more an less... It is definitely cute and the songs are catchy. It kept my kiddos attention. They enjoyed the catchy songs. I am giving it three stars because I was not impressed with the teaching value of the video. It seems to try to cover too many concepts in a short amount of time. I love the other Leap Frog DVD's because they focus on one skill. Fun to watch, but learning is little.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By mommydee on July 12, 2010
Format: DVD
I see that a lot of people have commented on the new format of this video, but I really don't see what the big deal is. My son is 2 1/2 and he has many of the Leap Frog videos two of which have Tad and Lilly as twins and the other three are with Tad, Leap and Lilly all at different ages and my son has never mentioned that he has noticed. I think it is more of the parents who care. As for the learning aspect of this video, they do try to teach a lot in this video, counting, letters, the calendar, recess, the clock, animal families but most of this video is just trying to show your child what a day at school would be like. My son loves the animal families part which you aren't going to find on the other Leap Frog videos, he also loves the months of the year and the days of the week part. I think it is a fun video and so does my son.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By R. Baker on October 2, 2009
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Let me begin by saying that I am a HUGE fan of all Leap Frog products! However......
was hugely disappointed with the lasted DVD, Let'Go to School. The characters looked different and format changed where did Mr. Websley and Professor Quigley go? When did Tad and Lily become twins? Try and explain that to your child after watching the previous Leap Frog DVDs. Why in the world would they change such an outstanding format. My child learned all of his ABC's from the Letter Factory DVD and the other videos in the series....I recommended the Leap Frog DVD series to other parents. But I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DVD...save your money. This DVD will collect DUST because my child wasn't interested with it at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Talalay on September 8, 2009
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Let's face it: parents and kids both have jitters about starting school. I know I do. The bus alone is giving me pause! But, Tad, Lilly and Edison put our minds at ease with a classroom tour and many amazing activities. The real test will be at the end of August when the big yellow bus pulls up. The DVD is fun and upbeat, and delivers some great basic lessons to kick off a great school year. Pencils up!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Wadge on August 20, 2009
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We bought this for our daughter because she is about to enter kindergarten, and because the other leap frog videos we have purchased were awesome. This one however, is just ridiculous. The content and the animation have really gone down hill. There is no character continuity between this video and the rest. The First 5 have Tad learning his alphabet and numbers with Lilly and Leap (his older siblings) helping him. Then in this one he magically forgot everything he's learned at the Letter Factory. Plus Lily is no longer his older sister, but is now his twin. This one just seems really dumbed down compared to the others.
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