8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Big influence on my son's musical development,
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When I first recieved these videos (my son was 4-5 mos old) I was slightly disappointed -- they seemed simplistic (something I could make myself with some handpuppets, a trip around town and a video camera). However once my son got to be about a year old these videos offered my husband and I the luxury of a half hour of showering and doing brief chores in the morning before going to work with no fuss. Now that my son is almost 3 years old (having accumulated Baby Einstein, Van Gogh, Beethoven, many others) I can see what an influence they have been -- in the car listening to Carmen or Beethoven's 9th symphony, I was flabbergasted when he told me "that's the song from the dog part of my movie" or "thats the song from the movie about the goat painting pictures" and he now ASKS to listen to Beethoven's Ode to Joy over and over again (when I would sometimes rather be listening to The Police instead). I am beginning to appreciate that my son perhaps has an above-average ear for music and I think the visual connections to music that were offered by all of these videos have played a large part in his development. I still think they're a little overpriced and overrated for the material that went into them (the reason for only 4 stars), but I am EXTREMELY HAPPY that my son has had them to grow up with.