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Age by Age Review For: Baby Einstein: Baby's First Sounds
Baby Einstein: Baby's First Sounds

On DVD Now
Best For Babies (0-2)
Not Rated
Age-By-Age Guide
Educational | Animation
Baby Einstein celebrates the baby steps of language by introducing little ones to basic sounds, "ah, "buh," "duh," "ee," and "mm"--all to the sounds of classical music masterpieces.

The award-winning creator of the infant developmental media category, Baby Einstein is unparalleled in breaking down important skills to their foundation and then presenting them to infants and toddlers in a variety of entertaining formats. This latest effort follows Baby Einstein's signature style, but veers off in a slightly different direction by forming those sounds into words in Spanish, Chinese, French, and other languages in addition to English. This may result in multilingual viewers--or just confused ones.
Baby (0-2)
Yes 0-12 months. These sounds are the building blocks of language, and babies will be eager to grasp them and try making them themselves. Baby babble is made up of "a," "d," "b," "m" and "e" sounds, which will roll off their tongues naturally in the form of "da-da," "ma-ma" and "ba-ba." There are so many bright and colorful images to look at it, little ones will be transfixed, absorbing the sounds even if they're not ready to use them.
12-18 months. After their first birthday, most babies have mastered basic sounds and are starting to put together recognizable words. They'll enjoy listening to the sheep help them with "baa" and will be able to practice turning that sound into words like "baby" and "ball."
18-24 months. Babies in this age group are now beginning to form "sentences" of one or two words, and may try to follow along as flowers sing the scale of "do re mi fa so la ti do." They'll laugh when a baby shares an ice cream cone with a dog, and may even tell you, "Dog eat!"
2+. Because most two-year-olds are talking up a storm, they may be bored by the basic sounds but find other aspects of the DVD interesting. They may be surprised to realize people don't all speak the same language, and will want to try saying, "bon jour," "shalom" and "auf wiedersehen" instead of "hello" and "goodbye."
Preschool (3-5)
No This DVD is intended for younger children.
Kids (6-9)
No This DVD is intended for younger children.
Tweens (10-12)
No This DVD is intended for younger children.
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
DVD Features
Babies and parents can have "Fun With Phenomes," and share "Fun Times Together: Baby's First Sounds."
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Introduces babies to the building blocks of words
Movie Minuses

  • None