Baby Einstein: Baby Macdonald - a Day on the Farm [VHS] [Import]
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When babies and toddlers begin to learn that "a cow goes 'Moo,'" they become fascinated by a new world comprised of all types of animals and sounds. BABY EINSTEIN: BABY MACDONALD helps children learn about farms, crops and farm animals. In addition to discovering barns, tractors, and rising with the sun, the little ones get to know a friendly cow, pig, and rooster. Learning about where food comes from, as well as how to treat animals with care, is a valuable lesson that can't be taught too early, and this program (featuring classical music arranged to appeal to children) makes the job much easier.
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Also cute are the puppet shows inserted into the video...my son loves them. There's one where a cow is picking apples and they keep falling on her head, another where pigs are going down a slide into a mud puddle that my son giggles at every time!
This video is so cute that I really enjoy watching it with my son. I plan on getting more BE videos and I hope there are others as good as this one. (I already bought Baby Galileo and it was a HUGE disappointment!)
If you enjoy farms, animals, or the outdoors, get this video for your baby! Note: The DVD is better than the video because the special features are great--about another 20 minutes of puppets shows, singing, and stories!
While I haven't really sat down to watch the whole thing with her, I do like the catchy tunes (Old MacDonald & Farmer in the Dell). The puppets and animals are fun and pretty accurate. The equipment and actions are good too. Although I have to agree with some other reviewers that some of the music/pace seems slow and dull when it could be more upbeat.
Still, she LOVES it! She asked for "mcdonalds" every day for a month after we got it! She gets a kick out of singing E-i-e-i-o and doing the animal sounds like she's learned from other toys and reading other books. She is obsessed with animals and liked the World Animals & Neighborhood Animals videos a lot when she was younger.
Now she seems more interested in Little People videos because they have a storyline and characters to hold her attention not just mesmerize her with music and quick-changing images. But for 18 months and younger, Baby Einstein does it right!
1. The animals
2. The farm scenes, especially the ones that show the various methods of ploughing the fields.
3. The puppet skits don't repeat the same thing over and over again.
4. The Old MacDonald song
5. The song set to the Farmer in the Dell tune.
6. The pigs sliding into the mud puddle.
7. Has some good extras and not just flash cards and toy lists.
The not-so-good things about this DVD:
1. Too much of the music is slow, when it should be upbeat. Why plough to a lullaby?
2. Younger children like it, but it's not easy adult viewing. This DVD puts me to sleep.
3. Some of the content is for babies, some for toddlers, but as a whole it doesn't hold the interest over 24 months.
My son is now too old for the Baby Einstein series, and it's time to move on. It's been a great three years, and definitely essential viewing for children.
Thank you Baby Einstein, and goodbye.
My suggestion to the reviewer who wanted to remind everyone that TV is bad for their children is that he/she watch the video. This video is nothing like TV. The images move slowly and they remain on the screen for some time. After watching it for the first time, adults would find this video eye-crossingly boring, but all the toddlers I know really enjoy the songs, skits and colorful scenes.
Most recent customer reviews
Use this seller. I had a great experience using this seller's services. Great, prompt service. Product in perfect condition. Bought Baby Einstein's Baby MacdonaldPublished on Oct. 18 2011 by Murray Dubitz
This used DVD is fine and plays fine. I wasn't impressed with how it was sent. It wasn't bubble wrapped or anything. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2011 by Einsteiner
From 1 to 3 (or 30?) years old. Beautiful and fun. Never tired of it. Good music, good pictures and good investment.Published on Jan. 25 2010 by MARIE-EVE
My son really enjoys this one - he will watch the whole movie. I find the drawn images introducing the farm objects a little boring - as so does he, but the music & animals he... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2007 by D. Hawkins
My 23 month old daughter absolutely loves watching this show as well as Neighborhood Animals. It has really encouraged her to make animal sounds, point and name each one and sing a... Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Stephanie
My 15 month old has been watching Baby MacDonald since his 1st birthday and can't get enough of it. He can tell mommy what sound a cow, horse, and rooster make. Read morePublished on July 2 2004
We let our 14 month old watch this video now it is requested everyday, multiple times. He is exposed to TV on occasion, but has never really paid much attention to it. Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by Latasha
This is probably my favorite video. I've watched it over 100 times and it seems to get better each time I see it. Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Mr.
I have a 12 month old daughter and she absolutely loves not only this video, but all of the Baby Einstien collection. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by A. Klimas
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