Barney DVD a Hit With the Toddler Set
Barney is one of those characters moms love because of what he teaches children, but moms don’t love watching because he is just geared toward children. And that’s okay with me. Barney All About Opposites DVD does a great job of entertaining and teaching preschoolers.
The DVD includes three episodes: Stop! Go!; A Little Big Day; and It’s Hot! It’s Cold, which are about 25 minutes each. Each episode is full of fun songs, dancing and make-believe. In addition to teaching opposites, other important safety and preschool skills are taught, such as stopping to look both ways before crossing the street and parts of the body.
I like that the DVD episodes are broken into smaller segments that mix talking, singing, and even little clips of real children (who are not part of the show) dancing or moving along to the songs.
There is also a game on the DVD called Let’s Learn About Opposites that lets kids choose between two opposites. The game seemed a little funky to me because the voice of Barney was slightly different (and a little more annoying) than the normal Barney. And because the game uses the DVD remote to select the correct answer my children weren’t able to do it on their own. The game is also not animated; it just shows cartoon pictures and talks, so it didn’t hold our attention very long.
Barney All About Opposites DVD is a great fit for toddlers and preschoolers, but not such a hit for older kids. My son, who is 4 and is in preschool, didn’t want to watch Barney at first (I guess it’s not as action packed as Diego, his current favorite show) but once the show was on he did sit and watch for a while. My 2 year old was excited and engaged from the beginning.
Barney All About Opposites
Running Time: 75 Minutes
Price: $9.99 on Amazon.com
|Appealed to my child(ren)*||4|
|Appealed to adults||3|
|Would listen to/watch more than once*||4|
|Child appropriate content||5|
|I would purchase this product for my family||yes|
|I would purchase this product as a gift||yes|
All ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being highest.
*Appealed to 2-year old much more than 4-year old.
Meet the Reviewer!
Janice Richardson is an elementary
school teacher turned stay-at-home
mom of three energetic little ones,
ages 4, 2 and 5 months. She enjoys
playing with her family, being outdoors,
and eating chocolate. Janice blogs
about some of the activities she and her
children enjoy at babybrainstorm.blogspot.com.
One of her goals is to someday visit
each of the 50 states and each continent.