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FUNDAMENTALS: THINK(1 to 4 years) Captivate a Young Mind
FUNDAMENTALS: THINK is the second level of our educational video series, beginning with FUNDAMENTALS. FUNDAMENTALS: THINK builds upon many concepts in FUNDAMENTALS and adds additional subjects for higher order thinking. For language, FUNDAMENTALS: THINK introduces letters, and letter components for writing, and then builds up to reading words and simple sentences. For math, the video introduces numbers, and then builds up to solving simple equations. Original music and lyrics make learning fun and the concepts easy to remember. We encourage guardians to perform the activities shown in these videos with their children. When reinforced in a one-on-one manner, the concepts will empower the child with useful information and tools to be used for daily and future references.
* Reading Comprehension
* Counting to 20
Fundamentals video series is:
* Hosted by 12 cute, colorful stars
* Useful in promoting word formation and enunciation (demonstrated by Ms. Neumann on screen)
* Fast paced - continually introducing new concepts to hold the child's attention
* Varied using original music - to maintain child's interest
Recipient of the 2006 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award --Creative Child Magazine
First Wave returns to the general retail market on Sept. 26 with FUNdamentals, Volume #2, a follow-up to its highly regarded <i.>FUNdamentals, Volume #1, a vocabulary and speech building DVD targeted for the six months to four-year-old market. One parent wrote; The video (DVD) was especially good for my son who had some hearing issues and the woman speaking and enunciating...was invaluable to him and his understanding of the material. With praise like that from paying customers is it any wonder that the vocabulary-building FUNdamentals Volume #1 was such a hit with consumers.
The kid-friendly release of FUNdamentals, Volume #2 is targeted for the one through four-year-old age group and introduces the children to writing, arithmetic and organization skills. Fun and learning combined into one winning package. --DVD Report
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Rewind history.. my baby was about 8 months - hated this video. Roll forward four months - he started LOVING Fundamentals, The First Wave, but hated this video. Roll forward for months - he started LOVING this video.
Long story short; your child MUST have seen the Fundamentals The First Wave before seeing this one. At first, to an adult, the video seems a bit bizzare and disjointed. However, after watching the first, then the second videos with my son the thirtieth time (no, literally..), I started to see the method behind the madness.
At first, the first video seems too simplistic (ex. curve, dot, line for drawing). The second video seems too difficult (ex. drawing full letters). However, the first video is a "set up" to watch the second video. The first video decomposes the difficult pieces of a concept, then the second video threads them together - ex. a "p" is drawn as curve-line, and an "i" is dot-line.
Also, I used to think that Melissa Neumann was a bit of an egocentric person, since her face is in just about every video frame. I was wrong again. My son was actually looking at her face to mouth words and pay better attention to the materials presented.
Summary - will this be the ONLY video in your child's educational collection? No. However, if you're serious about pre-preschool preparation for your little genius; this is an INDISPENSIBLE tool to fuse together abstract and difficult concepts for your baby (and yes, I do mean BABY) to master, in a fun and interesting way.
Does it work? For my son, yes. Was it the ONLY video he saw? No, he had the benefit of numerous others, but this was definitely a "mainstay video" for almost two months solid (to the point I was late for work a few times because he refused to leave the car because THIS video was playing. Go figure.
All I can say is "thanks Melissa Neumann!"
Fundamentals 1 & 2 are good learning tools. Sometimes the segment goes a bit too fast. Other than that I give it the highest recommendation.
it is definitely not for kids below 4 yrs of age.
it does not even last for 1 hr and really not worth $15. i would pay $5 for this kind of dvd.
As the title says that i teaches addition and sentences is just not true.