Top critical review
on January 25, 2013
Yes, it has cute segments (e.g. hey diddle diddle, rubber duckie, on top of spaghetti, footage of live kids). No, it is not the greatest for my 15-month-old. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of uninspired songs/segments (particularly the cartoon ones) that always lose my toddler's interest (e.g. a Spanish lullaby, captain brown (? anyone else never heard of that song before?), a jazzed-up nursery rhyme collage, a very boring itsy-bitsy spider, lots of talking among the puppets at the end). People have complained about all the live interview footage of real kids, but my little guy loves watching the kids (and so do I - they are adorable!). My issues are with the length (too long overall for my 15-month-old), the pacing (certain songs definitely outstay their welcome), and some poor song selection choices. Other than wandering away during the boring parts, he does love watching the live kids, Elmo, and certain songs. (However, I don't think we have ever made it through the entire DVD in one sitting).