Every day of the year is special when Moms spend quality time with their young children, but the Holiday Season is especially magical. If you’re looking for a great gift for a new mom, shower present for a mom-to-be, or your own children or grandchildren, then read on!
When ‘Lil Moomette, who’s now 2, was born, one of the first gifts my husband and I gave as new grandparents was a Baby Einstein DVD. Our oldest daughter grew up watching what we considered at the time, to be ‘educational and instructional’ television shows. As young parents at the time, we considered ourselves to be pretty forward thinking.
I’m pleased to be able to review a new and interactive product from Baby Einstein. The package includes the 10th anniversary special edition Baby Mozart™ DVD, the Baby Einstein Touch and Feel Baby Animals board book and the Lullaby Classics CD that includes a compilation of classical Baby Einstein soothing sounds, ensuring that the family time spent with young babies and children this holiday season will be a more engaging experience.
Baby Einstein Board Book ~ Baby Einstein Touch and Feel Farm Animals Book
Recommended for babies 9 months and up, this is a fun Touch-and-Feel Book which includes a sheep; cow; goat; rooster and horse.
Lullaby Classics CD
The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra includes 17 selections, and is considered a “Concert for Little Ears,” featuring soothing clasical melodies specially selected to quiet and calm little ones as they drift off to sleep.
I’ve posted in the past, that my youngest daughter (now 21) always drifted off to sleep with a tape deck, and pursued her interest in dance well into high school and college.
10th Anniversary Baby Mozart DVD
Baby Einstein has been voted by Moms as the #1 selling infant DVD line that they can’t live without! The Baby Mozart DVD is recommended for infants 3 months and up. A favorite selection includes, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
Here’s some tips from the company for enjoying Baby Einstein together with your children:
Talk! Talk! Talk!
From the moment we say that first hello to our new baby, we begin developing our little one’s language. So, when you’re watching a Baby Einstein DVD, you don’t have to be quiet. This is a chance to create little stories.
For example, if you see mechanical toys on the DVD, describe the action to your baby—“see the seals go UP the ladder. Now they’re sliding DOWN and around– very fast.” If your baby starts “talking” back to your sounds, praise, cuddle, and imitate your baby to keep the conversation going. Even if you feel self-conscious about talking to a 6 month old, just stay the course. Your baby is probably listening and may show you with a smile, nod, or squeal, the many different ways they understand your language.
Without exception, one of the most significant moments of discovery for any mom, is the day she realizes her baby truly recognizes her and wants her above all others. That bond, the super-glue of parent child attachment, is the foundation for baby’s healthy development.
At Baby Einstein, each DVD is designed to reinforce parent-child interaction by providing visually interesting, entertaining content that you and your baby can watch together. Whether the theme is art, music, or barnyard animals, each DVD offers an opportunity to cuddle, share, talk, or sing along with your baby. The DVD can also be a jumping off point for more parent child interaction during your everyday routine.
From the Video Theme to the Real World Scene
Whenever there is an opportunity to link what you have seen on the DVD to other experiences in baby’s life, make that connection. For example, if you watched a DVD about animals, you might say, “Oh, look. There’s a BIG fish on the screen. Do we have another fish in our house?” And off you go to look at your gold fish. This kind of activity shows baby that something we see in one place can be seen in other places too.
For more information, visit: http://www.babyeinstein.com/tenyears/