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Review on Baby & Toddler Educational Videos

Baby Hambali is also homeschooling & among age-appropriateness tools we used for his HS are books, toys and educational videos. Initially, he was not so into watching videos as he is more mobile & active than his brother at this age. Plus, Baby Hambali’s attention span is lesser.But, I’m still keen on getting him to sit still (fully focus) for few minutes to enjoy the show & educational purposes in mind.Finally, now he’s addicted! Ha! Ha!

Baby Hambali : Tulah Mama nak sangat Adik tengok VCD, kan? Kang adik dah ketagih. Asal balik rumah vcd adik mesti on..bangun pagi pun vcd adik mesti on. Padan muka Mama tak dapat tengok tv…he,he..

This review is based on Baby Hambali’s preferences & from the eye of certified educator cum mother. :D

Bee Smart Vocabulary Builder

Age range : 2 months to 36months

Duration : 28 minutes

Features : This video series will helps infants begin to categorize objects & to build word meanings by providing multiple & varied examples of examples of each vocabulary word. These cognitive skills will impact your child’s language development for years to come. It is a great intoduction starter pack for setting your child on the road to learning & discovery with wonderful classical music by Mozart, Handel, Haydn & more.

Verdict: Baby Hambali can stay watching those for 5 minutes then off wandering about. I found it bored too as the background music a bit slow & no graphic illustration with bright pictures to pass on. And, I don’t get it why it must be repeated the whole session before the videos end. Baby & toddler must do revision, is it? Gosh! They should know that a very young child’s attention span is very short.

Rating : 2 star out of 5

Brainy Baby

Age range : 6-36 months

Duration : 45 minutes

Features : The Brainy Baby Learning Library is the pioneer in infant development videos. It is the first video series that can help stimulate cognitive development.

Verdict : Though the duration is long, we found it never bored us till the end. We love that it features other babies as we know babies love to watch & learn from other children at play. Also entertining as brightly colored objects help develop cognitive skills & spatial reasoning. Additionally, featuring fascinating animation with real life objects babies recognize.

Very entertaining, simple, straight to the point. I love it that the fact it has range topics chosen age-appropriateness. The background music too is catchy. Baby Hambali will dance when he heard upbeat music is on.

Rating : 4.5 star out of 5

So Smart

Age range : 3 to 36 months

Duration : 30 minutes

Features : Bright, bold animated scenes & an appropriate pace for little ones totally suits young babies. A playful music soundtrack young children & parents will love. Simple stories without any voice / narrator as it needs the parents / child-minder to do the interpretation, interaction & improvise the subject that grow with the child’s age.

Verdict : The first & foremost videos I’ve introduced to both my boys & it never failed to educate & entertain them! Hanafi loves it since the age of 4 months till now at 5 years old & his little brother feels the same way too since 6 months old till now. Feeding time would be less stressful if we just on this videos for Hambali & he seems ‘moved’ by it. I must emphasise it’s the bright illustration that captures any child’s attention span. No interruption of human voice in it!

Rating : 5 star!

Baby Einstein

Age range : Varies according to topics

Duration : 20 minutes

Features : Combined topics with funny puppet shows & sound effects, computer animated clown & captivating real-world visuals & accompanied by the beautiful classical music.

Verdict : I enjoy it too! Simple, catchy, bright illustration & this is the videos that Baby Hambali can stay watching till it ends. Very,very entertaining & educating.Must get more as varieties of topics available & age-appropriateness!

Rating : 5 star!

Hanz’s Note : Previous chat, I have shared on tips to introduce & getting your child to utilise the videos wisely. Click here :=> The Idiot Box Can Babysit Your Child.

October 23, 2009 - Posted by | Hanz's Products Reviews, Just Baby, Just Toddler, Parenting in General


  1. Dear Hanz, Good info sharing. 2 thumbs up.

    Comment by Momma Mia | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. anakku suka benar lagu flower tot, tomtombak, afi dan abah dan looplidoo dari katun2 d astro ceria tu. katne la nk cri CDnya… bg joget2 sket si kecik tu dlm kete ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by wansteddy | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. hanz, tq for sharing dear …hua hua …aku dah lama tak tgk astro hanz oii…. Qarissa konker sejak lahir lagi!! paling lama aku boleh layan astro kalau dia ada sejam jer! pastu dia mesti tunjuk2 DVD & Tv, nak suh bukak cerita dia plak… aderghh..more than 12 hours aku ngadap DVD dia everyday! muntah darah beb! ahhahahaha..sib baik education dvd ..ok lah kan …heheheh

    Comment by Watie Aziz | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. eh sama lah kita. I bagi baby SN tgk baby einstein. wta masa ni di apaling suka yag CD2: baby neptune tu. kalau tgh nangis pun boleh diam bila pasang CD ni..memang 5 star rating betul lah ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by yatie chomeyl | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. AMong my boys, Amsyar was the ONLY one who could sit still and that's why he knew his alphabets and numbers and colours much earlier than his brothers! I pun bosan je kalau beli CD baru, asik la kena campak je dgn si Armand. But I want to start buying again. Dulu2 it was just Barney and Maisy..skrg nak try cari yg u recommend ni ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by SOHO Mama | October 24, 2009 | Reply

  6. miya love "Baby Einstein" & "tiny talk UK"…tu directly educational. Yg educational & hiburan "teletubbies", รฏn the night garden", รผpin& ipin" & many many many many more..

    Comment by Mama-Miya a.k.a Jedi Hopeful | October 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. baby einstein ada 25CD semuanya kan? paling baby SN suka yang CD baby neptune, tgk sampai tak berkelip. kadang2 I sengaj apasang CD ni untuk bagi dia leka, sennag I nak gi masak hohoho

    Comment by yatie chomeyl | October 25, 2009 | Reply

  8. Sarah loves brainy baby videos…she will sit still till the end..I should get Baby Einstein plak.. dgr review mcm best jea

    Comment by nadnye | October 26, 2009 | Reply

  9. Salam hanz..Nice sharing.. ๐Ÿ™‚ agreed with you pasal bumblebee tu. a bit boring. Khayra pun kalau tgk sekejap je.. Lepas tu buat keje lain. :)Brainy baby tu Khayra suka.. she can watch it till the end. kami pun suka tgk jugak… :)belumtry yg so smart and baby einstain video. buku baby einstain je yang ada.. Nanti nak try la cari… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by UmmiKhayra | October 27, 2009 | Reply

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