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Watching this movie in Mrs. Hammond's 3rd grade class was eye-opening. It taught me that it was okay to cry about things and to talk about how I feel to family, friends, and bullies. I am definitely going to buy this DVD for my 15 month old son and his 1 month old twin sisters so they can enjoy it.
Oh, and the scenes with the baby puppets (a boy and a girl who teach kids about the differences and similarities between girls and boys) are must see--believe me. The scenes are extremely funny--I laugh just thinking about them--and are great for little kids and for dispelling some common social conceptions and misconceptions about gender & gender equality.
This program will re-enforce the lessons my husband and I are trying to teach our kids--epecially since we are a multi-racial family who speaks 3 languages at home and travels between our two homes. DO BUY THIS DVD when it becomes available.
WARNING: This program teaches children to love themselves and respect others and we all know how threatening and subversive those values are! Quick run back to the cave and hide! The sky is falling!!
If you believe little boys playing with dolls is sick and threatens their development, then you won't like this program. If you think it's subservise propaganda to tell little girls it's okay for them to be smart and strong, then you won't like this program either. On the other hand, if you are a nurturing parent and some of your goals include teaching your child to have a sense of self, to respect humanity's differences (gasp!) and to empower (double gasp!) them to reach for the stars, then you'll enjoy sharing this program with your kids.
This movie brought me so much in the way I live my life. To love others, to respect others - but most of all Respect and Love myself!!
My most memoriable scene is the baby scene with Mel Brooks and Marlo Thomas "are you a girl baby or a boy baby" - making me realize that it did not matter when it came to friends or coworkers.
People make such a big deal that Michael Jackson is in this - I really never remembered this fact. But I did remember Rosie Grier and that made it more memoriable later in life when I learned he knits and when I actually met this remarkable man.
My Dog is A Plumber made me realize as a child that poety can be fun. Even though this was never my strong point nor my field in life, I still appreciate poety to this day because of this first little poem.
And finally, Parents are People allowed me to realize at an ealy age that my parents could make mistakes. This allowed me to get mad at them without hating them when they punished me. Which has (hopefully) made me a better adult in society.
Thank you Marlo, each person and voice in the movie, and thank you Amazon!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My children loved this when they were small and now my grandchildren seem to love it just as much. ( And their parents and grandparents seem to enjoy watching it with them.)Published 1 month ago by Arlene
My movie arrived really fast. It is exactly as I expected it to be. Thank you Amazon. I'll be sure to order in the future.Published 1 month ago by elana polan
I didn't see this special until I was an adult, and I saw it on TV land during a that girl marathon. Read morePublished 2 months ago by elizabeth nolan
This film was a huge deal when I was a kid. Now I just bought a copy for my grandchildren. It's a classic for good reason!Published 3 months ago by S. Meyer
A classic and I give this as baby shower gifts. People continue to thank me years later.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this concept for teaching childern.
I bought a record of this for the 1st time in 1979. Now, these are for my grandchildren.