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Tiny Tutor: Letters, Numbers, Shapes & Colors (4 DVDs)

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Key Features

• Start Your Baby Early on the Path to Success
• Teaches Children with Repetition Using Patterns & Images
• Basic & Slow Paced Animations to Prevent Over-Stimulation
• 4 Videos: Letters, Numbers, Shapes & Colors
• For Ages 9 to 36 Months

Early Education Wires The Brain

"Experience wires the brain & repetition strengthens the wiring" writes Pam Schiller, PhD in the Early Education News. Relying on recent research, Tiny Tutor differentiates itself from edutainment like Baby Einstein videos & gives the young brain what it needs to learn.

Repetition: Teaching With The Brain In Mind

Tiny Tutor videos use established principles of repetition to reinforce learning in young children. Associative learning is enhanced by repetition & each of the videos (shapes, colors, letters, & numbers) uses these principles to give your child a firm foundation. The repetition of patterns in the videos set to music works with the brain's natural instincts.

Give Your Child The Edge

Tiny Tutor sets each DVD to professionally composed music. In the article "Songs & Rhymes As A Springboard To Literacy" the author lays out compelling research to demonstrate what we intuitively know - we remember things better when they are set to music. By setting each program to music & using repetition, the lesson is easily retained while still being fun.

The Mozart Effect

The Mozart Effect for Children states, "Movement is an absolute necessity for a toddler, & music stimulates the best kinds of movement." Endorphins produced by music & movement make the brain more receptive to learning. Researcher MaryAnn Harman notes, "Movement & rhythm stimulate the frontal lobes, important in language development. This portion of the brain grows between the ages of 2-6. Tiny Tutor is based on this research to create the baby Mozart effect that enhances learning during this critical period.


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  • Format: DVD
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (524 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0094J4CD4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,646 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Tiny Tutor series is excellent - but you have to understand what its best used for. Here is my opinion as both a speech therapist and a single mother of a young boy:

Tiny Tutor is not about teaching your child how to comprehend words or do basic math. It is not about phonetics or addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. There are other DVD sets that are much more suitable for those tasks. To be fair, how many kids are doing this at 2-3 years of age? What I do appreciate is that it is very age-specific and appropriate for the target age its intended for - which is 9 months and older. It's important to know this before you buy.

These are my thoughts about Tiny Tutor:

1) Learning with Observation & Repetition:

The Tiny Tutor set teaches kids the two most important tenets of learning: observation and repetition. In today's educational product market, there are too many products that try to use fancy technology or gimmicks to speed up the learning process. Rote-learning products are the time-tested ways to teach anything to anyone, especially young children. Think back to when you were a child - how did you learn your ABC's or how to multiply? Most likely it was with the ABC song that you sang hundreds of times and with flash cards/multiplication tables (I still sing the ABC song in my head when I need to look up something alphabetically).

This is my take on why the Tiny Tutor DVDs work: adults learn new things by association (i.e. learning spanish after speaking english). But infants and toddlers don't have any frame of reference, so the only way they learn is by watching and imitating.
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I absolutely love this set. My son is 16 months old and was zoned from the minute I hit play. He dances to the music and although he can not repeat all of the things being said he does point and interact. The videos are brightly colored and is cartoon along with pictures of real objects. My 13 year old daughter also got zoned into the videos too. The music is fun and upbeat!! I can really see Deegan learning a lot from these videos! I did receive this at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
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I have a 2 year old who is learning to identify everything this DVD offers. His colors, shapes, numbers and letters. He knows his alphabet and the numbers, but identifying them when he sees them isn't as easy for him yet. Colors, he sometimes gets mixed up with things like pink and purple.

I was a bit skeptical with the DVD being informative and fun for kids, since most of the ones I've gotten are quite boring and he never paid attention to. It does indeed help because it's repetitive. It's a bit annoying as an adult to watch but actually both my sons enjoyed the DVDs.

The color one was my youngest sons favorite, where my 4 year old enjoyed the alphabet with upper and lowercase letters more. I think it's a great DVD for children who are learning or don't know much of the alphabets, numbers, shapes or colors.

Complimentary sample provided in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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Length: 3:00 Mins
I have a nephew that is 26 months and he comes over once a week and this is going to be great for him. I am actually excited to see the progress over the months in working with this dvd set from Tiny Tutor.

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A wonderful set of learning dvds. They're very age appropriate even though they're recommended for 9 to 36 month olds.
I have great nieces and nephews ranging from 2 down to 8 months. Each have seen these dvds. Its been so interesting to watch them all interact with the discs in their own ways.
Now, I'm a huge believer in education. I don't think you're ever too old or too young to start or continue learning. I believe we should always strive to better ourselves all through life but we have to instill that in our children at a very young age. That's what we're doing with our children.
What's wonderful about children is that they're like little sponges. They can soak up all you 'feed' them and, the younger you start, the more they can and will learn.
So, with our little ones, though ranging in age, you can watch them learn and also teach each other. It's really amazing to watch. Children learn by watching and mimicking, at first. When you put various ages together, they not only watch and learn from the dvds but from the others, particularly the older children who comprehend a bit more.
These dvds do an excellent job of teaching children without over stimulating them. This allows them to absorb what they're seeing and gives them the opportunity to mimic until they end up learning the lessons or are old enough to comprehend some of the more advanced lessons.
Repetition is key in a child's learning and these videos use that with patterns set to music which stimulate their brain's natural instincts. Use of the Mozart is also used for stimulation through rhythm and movement.
I could go on for a very long time about these videos and their quality.
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