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Sesame Beginnings Video

Reviewing: Sesame Beginnings Beginning Together  |  Rating:
traceyb22 By traceyb22 on
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I checked this video, Beginning Together, out at the library for my son to watch when he was about 18 months. He loves watching the Elmo's World portion of Sesame Street and I thought he would like this video with baby Elmo in it. The DVD is 30 minutes long and is for ages 6 months and up.

Overall, this was a huge disappointment. It starts off with a fairly long segment of a doctor talking about how important parent-child interaction is. When it finally gets to the part for babies it has segments with baby Elmo, baby Big Bird, baby Cookie Monster and baby Prairie Dawn with their caregivers. They play games and sing songs about things in babies' everyday routines - bathtime, bedtime, palytime, etc. These segments are mixed with ones of parents and babies singing the songs and playing the games the muppets just did. Singer Brandy and her daughter are also in several segments.

The video did not hold my son's attention at all. The songs were boring and the scenes with muppets were too short. He wasn't at all interested in seeing the other babies and moms and dads. We never even got through the whole video. Maybe it's better for younger babies, but if you are looking for a video starring Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street gang, I'd skip this one. At least try to preview you it before you buy it to see if your child will like it. It just isn't very entertaining.