So Smart! website I was very impressed. They have separate product pages for 6 months+, 1 year+, and 3 years+. This helps a parent easily find a product to match the age range. They include the philosophy behind each set of products as well as activities to help parents maximize learning while watching the DVDs.
As soon as I started the “First-Word Stories: Outside” DVD, my daughter was up and dancing with the intro song which introduces the characters. There are 5 stories on each 30 minute DVD, so if you have a child that doesn’t sit still for very long or if you prefer your child not watch 30 minutes at a time, they can watch individual short stories. I enjoyed the slow-paced music and stories (made so that parents can interact with their children), but it just didn’t keep my daughters attention for very long; however, she would always come back to watch after a few minutes and generally seemed to enjoy the pictures and stories. I liked the fact that the DVD used normal, everyday words and sentences.
I think these are great learning DVDs, though maybe for a child slightly over 1 year. These DVDs are GREAT for calm-down times (like before naptime or bedtime). After Sydney finished watching the DVD she was ready to cuddle up and take a nap! I think it's great that these DVDs don't over-stimulate the child.
AND GUESS WHAT? So Smart has graciously offered one lucky winner their choice of a DVD from their website! The contest is open to US & Canada only and will end Monday, February 22, at Noon (central time zone).
(1) Become a fan of So Mommy on Facebook or Follow my blog
(2) Become a fan of So Smart on Facebook
(3) Tell me which DVD you think your child would enjoy the most from So Smart!