Thursday, June 3, 2010

DVD suggestions?

If there are any DVDs that really kept your child's attention at Jonah's age, can you let me know in the comments? I'm putting in an Amazon order today for some new "have to keep Jonah's attention for dressing change and eating sessions" DVDs, and I'd love some suggestions.

The Leap Frog Letter Factory is already in my shopping cart. Thanks, Kathleen.

Mostly this is because our DVDs are starting to skip, but partly it's because if I don't get to listen to/watch something new, I'm going to go nutso. I seriously don't know how many times you can watch the same episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba without completely losing it.

Thanks for the help. :)

163 comments:

Katie said...

My daughter LOVED Elmos world and the Wiggles at Jonah's age. Blues Clues was also a big hit. But get the newer episodes because Joe in the older ones was boring. :) Good luck!

LStewart said...

Lil Man loved Disney's Fox & The Hound II. He has the first Fox & The Hound movie but he liked the second one better. He also loved Finding Nemo.

Penny said...

My son paid more attention to videos with real people in them instead of cartoonish characters. My son is 19 now, so I don't know what's on the market -- but Gymboree had a couple great ones. There was one about going to the zoo that was his favorite.

Brittany said...

Sesame Street/Elmo's World, Blue's Clues, Fireman Sam, Thomas The Tank Engine and Little Einstein's are the hits right now.

Lauren Miracle said...

My son LOVES Baby Einstein! Its super cute and they learn so much. He watches it now and is repeating the words they use. Its very educational. Hope this helps!

-Lauren

Assistant Ring Master said...

Our kids love the Hermie and Friends by Max Lucado DVDs, "The Pond" DVDs and Little Einsteins.

Beth said...

My son loved the Wiggles. Honestly, so did I. :) They are a lot of fun and the music isn't so annoying.

Sara said...

Little People (came with playsets my kids got as gifts, but I think you can buy them individually, but beware, Aaron Neville sings a little ditty before each one), Curious George (the movie, not the pbs episodes)

The Lewis Family said...

Laurie Berkner band (i got the DVD off Amazon), also, The Wheels on the Bus DVD by Scholastic and it has about 5 other songs and stories on it also - very good and entertaining! Highly recommend anything by Laurie Berkner!

Kim said...

Little Einsteins, Veggies Tales

Miss Erin said...

Super Why and Dinosaur Train are the favorites at our house- not sure if Dinosaur Train has any DVD's out yet but we do have a few Super Why's.

The Durham Family said...

My kids LOVED "Baby Babble". I bought several from amazon. 2 speech pathologists made them. They are entertaining and help teach basic speech skills

Amber said...

My son loved Praise Baby DVDs...and I loved him hearing praise music! We also bought a DVD called Gator Baby which was about the University of Florida, but they had them for a bunch of schools...He still loves that one and he's 2.

Naff News said...

My daughter won't watch anything besides Elmo's World. We tried Baby Einstein and she yawned :)

Lindsay said...

THE WIGGLES! I know I sound crazy, but my son has loved them since he was Jonah's age, and still likes to watch their DVDs (he's 24 months now). They'll drive you nutty, but in a good way! :)

Christina said...

My 20mo son is OBSESSED with Dora and Deigo. Id start with Dora since that seemed to be who he liked first.

The Glenn Gang said...

Did you ever try Praise Baby? All worship music with images much like Baby Einstein but these held Jonah's attention while Bay Einstein never did. I've given them as gifts and had the same results. Even for kids almost 2.

Samantha Scott said...

My little boy has loved and been obsessed with Barney ever since we introduced him to it when he was 1. He is now 2 and still loves to watch Barney. To this day, this is the ONLY show he will actually sit still and watch. Hope you find something before you loose your mind! I couldn't watch Yo Gabba Gabba everyday, that's for sure! hehe

The Hill Family said...

my older sons loved the wiggles at that age, and my nine month old loves them now. You might try that! Oh and they have always loved Dora, and still do!

Audrey said...

At his age...Elmo's World and Barney. Both equally annoying on the ears, but the kids love them and really, they teach decent things. My daughter learned a lot from both of them. Good luck!!

Mindy said...

Cedarmont Kids!!! Awesome!! You can get them at Lifeway or probably any Christian Book Store for $10. Our favorite is the pink one - Toddler Tunes.

I work at a Day School that has ages 1 to Pre-K at it and we had a "movie" day at the end of the year. We put that in and we were all amazed by how much the kids loved it. It is just kids singing (and "acting" out) kids songs. It is awesome!

Summer said...

My kids loved/love the Curious George movie. It's so sweet and pretty innocent.

CastingCares said...

My oldest loved Veggie Tales, my second Letter Factory, and my third LOVES the movie Cars. I think we have watched it a zillion times in the last year. It is a really cute boy movie, and I love the music. :-)

Shannon

Tracie said...

My two loved Kid Songs, Barney, Dora, and Elmo. Around 18 months, the long running favorite is Caillou. For whatever reason, both have loved it.

kruger.4 said...

in our house we liked the wiggles when they were that young. We also like to watch any thing with tractors and machines. John Deere makes 4 videos that are wonderful..

Stacie said...

I don't have my own babies, but when I nannied (and felt like he was mine), he loved loved loved Veggie Tales. And also a video based off of Dr. Seuss's "My Many Colored Days."

Precious 3 said...

If he likes music, Cedarmont kids are great. There are several kinds-Bible songs, Sunday School songs, Worship music, Toddler songs, silly songs...my 2yr old loves them. We also watch a lot of Hermie and Friends. There is a show called Lil Buds, I think there are only ABCs and numbers out. But they are great for teaching little ones the basics along with music and Bible verses.

The Chaney's said...

Our kids loved the Praise Baby DVDs -- Christian music set to different images and such. Our two year old still enjoys them

Cristin said...

My son is almost 22 months and loves Brainy Baby.

The DVD is fairly inexpensive. I love it because they are longer than most DVD's like the Wiggles or Elmo. Also, my favorite part is it has an auto replay option!!! Perfect for long car rides!!! I don't have to pull over and restart the DVD player!!!

The Fishers said...

My daugther (3.5 years old) LOVED (and still does!) the Praise Baby DVDs. They are about 30 minutes or so of contemporary christian music set to neat scenes. She was enthralled at Jonah's age and still adores them. They are sold through Amazon and you can also check them out at www.praisebaby.com.

This is the day! said...

Both of my big boys loved Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse at this age. They also like Disney Sing a long song DVD's. They have snippets from lots of movies with the songs. They are fun and upbeat and get them a singing. Veggietales are also great.

Anna said...

My kids love Max and Ruby, Backyardigans, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. My son's attention is best kept with Chuggington (Disney), Thomas the Train, and the Cars movie.

In the Mix said...

My son loved the Thomas the Tank Engine videos at that age. And my kids are both fascinated with the Planet Earth series or the Blue Planet series. They're not cartoons and Jonah my hate them but they hold my kids' attention.

Jenn said...

Letter Factory was a huge hit in our house. Also, Sesame street has come out with an Old School collection - the original seasons on DVD. They're fun for baby and you, I'm sure you'll recognize some stuff from when you were a kid!

Jessica said...

wiggles and blues big musical

kimalli1 said...

It was all about the Wiggles at that age. And I do mean ALL ABOUT THE WIGGLES! I hope you find something that works for you, but I also hope that you don't have to watch the Wiggles 80 kajillion times.

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Anything Elmo's World...not Sesame Street but specifically Elmo's World. It just entranced my son when he was Jonah's age. It would buy me a solid 20 minutes to fix dinner, ect. He really liked the Spring Time one the best.

The Dolezal Family said...

my son really enjoyed the Baby Signing Times. He learned a couple words in sign language and kept his attention...win win!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

Barney was a daily thing for my kiddo! I know people roll their eyes and wanna scream but it wasn't all that bad...they are very educational and he was GLUED while it was on. You can also pick these up for 5 bucks at walmart and target.And, I promise you...you will like it MUCH BETTER than yo gabba gabba... Wiggles was another favorite at 18 months along with ANYTHING elmo! I think all the music is so neat to them at this point in the brain development? Hope you find something he loves!

Marisa said...

I agree with the Glenn Gang, Praise Baby has the worship music going (there's a kid or adult singing option on the menu, which is nice for Mom's ears) and the changing images/shapes really seemed to hold our boys attention for those mama-needs-a-time-out-before-she-goes-crazy moments. I think the music made the difference and my boys always liked them better than Baby Einstein. They are 3 and 5 now and still pull out a Praise Baby DVD to dance around the living room to every once and awhile (they've learned some great worship songs that way, too). Hope you find something that works, girl! You are one tough cookie!

Blessings,
mis

brenda in seattle said...

Baby Einstein
Kid Songs
Boz (he may be a bit young but my 2yr old loves them and they have cute music and good messages, they are christian)

Radar's Mom said...

My son doesn't watch any tv, but I had the movie "UP" on the other day (in Spanish) and he was mesmerized for 5 minute chunks throughout. It's got lots of music and colorful balloons... my son is just shy of 18 months.

Radar's Mom said...

To clarify - my son doesn't watch tv because it normally doesn't interest him... I'm a single mom, so as much as they say tv is bad, I often would love just a short break and tv is usually one way of getting a break.

Erin said...

My girlie loves her some Elmo's World. The DVDs are usually about an hour long because they put 3 segments all together on one disc. I.e. the one about the Great Outdoors has a segment on wild animals, fish, and weather. Also, Elmo has a DVD called "Kids Favorite Songs 2" AWESOME! :) Baby Einstein (specifically the ones about animals) were also great. She doesnt even mind one of those now and she is 2 1/2.

Jenny said...

My grandson is 13 months old and will watch Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and the Heffalump movie from start to finish! Kung fu Panda was his first favorite! My daughter only allows him to watch tv now and then but I would try any of these and see how you go!
Hugs
Jen xo

Cassidy said...

My daughter is 2 now but when she was Jonah's age she was really into Elmo, Barney, Dora, Wonder Pets and the Baby Einstein videos like Baby McDonald, Neighborhood Animals, Baby Galileo. She now loves Fraggles, Sesame St. Little People, Cars but a year ago those didn't hold her attention.

Just Diane said...

Veggie tales. My kids LOVE the Christmas ones. There is so much singing, I think that is what they like.

Alissa said...

My boys loved the little mermaid, they were obsessed. I have the whole baby Einstein collection I will gladly send them to you if you want them!

gr82knowgod said...

Praise Baby Collection dvd's are great! Good music mixed with babies playing and animals....held my boys' attention for a long time.

Nutty Mom said...

both of my girls love the IMAX under the sea. We are extremely overprotective about what they watch.

Mackenzie said...

Elmo's world, Mickey Mouse clubhouse and he just picked out 'Follow that Bird' with big bird in it on his own. I didn't think he'd like it but we've watched it more times than I'd like to count! The disney channel has some great shows on in the morning (mickey mouse, Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny) The only way I get ready every morning!!

Molly said...

My kids loved (and still do) Boz
http://www.amazon.com/Thank-You-God-Colors-Shapes/dp/B000EYBY0M/ref=pd_sim_d_3

When my kids were really small they loved a baby signs video we had, I found this one that looks very similiar!
http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Signing-Time-1-DVD/dp/B000HKCSYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275575456&sr=1-1

Bear in the Big Blue House
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D163414&field-keywords=bear+in+the+big+blue+house

and of course
Blues Clues
Barney
Baby Einstein

Your said...

Veggie Tales!

amym0102 said...

Classical baby, I think by HBO , is awesome. Even I loved it!


Amy

Mindy said...

Wiggles and it continues and my kids are 5-1/2 years old! Boo Bah -- they are weird but my kids loved them so much. Baby Einstein anything. And it was about 18 months when my kids started watching movies ... Nemo was their first and it was a favorite forever! They would never sit through the whole thing but I just put it on in the playroom and they would watch here and there as they played.

Janelle said...

We watch Praise Baby. My son loves it and finds it very calming. Their are worship songs played with video of kids, babies, animals, letters, and numbers on the screen.

Rochel said...

My son LOVES the Letter Factory :) He is a couple months older than Jonah, and already has his letters down. fun.
He also really likes the Veggie Tales 'Larry's Wonderful World of Autotainment'...it has a lot of songs on it. We also just put 'Toy Story' on the other night and I don't think he moved a muscle for 90 minutes...of course, Eli would watch TV 24-7 if we let him :)

Karrie said...

Backyardigans!
Backyardigans!
Backyardigans!
Any and all of them.
All 3 of my kids LOVE them. And my kids are 7, 5 and 1!!!

Karrie

Shannon said...

Cars and Finding Nemo! my son also loves Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. And its seriously funny for adults too.

Tara said...

My son was in LOVE with Fisher Price Musical Baby at Jonah's age. In fact he is now 4 and still likes it! He watches it with his baby brother who is 8 months old :)
You can get this through my website at www.shop-scene.com (orders are through Amazon). Check it out!!!

Shannon said...

My son (who will be 2 on the 14) Loves Cars, Nemo and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

meldrown said...

Signing Time! Great videos-fun and teach your kids to communicate before they can actually speak. Amazon has them, but so does our library...
We have 6 kids and everyone loves them.

Rochel said...

I just re-read what I wrote...he doesn't have his letters 'down'...HA! I meant he's getting his letters down. It's a great video...but not a miracle worker :) He's only 18 months :)

Kristin said...

BOZ-a christian dvd that is awesome! My two year old and one year old love this series...

Michelle said...

Word World - it's very catchy. And my daughter's favorite is Disney's Pongo and Perdita's Sing-a-long

asplashofsunshine said...

My daughter loved --brace yourself-- BARNEY! Yes, Barney! We despised the purple dinosaur until we learned that she sat forever singing and dancing with him. And then we have to admit, we sang the songs like die hard Barney fans too.

Grape News said...

If your DVDs are skipping, try cleaning your DVD player. It is supposed to be cleaned after every "so many hours" of watching (can't remember how many) It looks like a DVD, you put it in and it does the work. You can find them at Best Buy (or the like) and maybe even Wal Mart--I mean Target. :)

RLR said...

I've got plenty of Baby Einsteins that need to leave my house. Email me :)

Carol said...

http://karynhenley.com/site_pages/mothersofyoung_new.htm#anch_pldvd

Playsongs videos-Christian


These were such a blessing in our household.

the Spocks said...

Our daughter loves Miffy and Veggie Tales. Miffy dvds are really good.

Anne said...

My 19 month old grandson loves the Thomas the Train videos. He has started liking also to play with trains which might be a fun carry over activity for Jonah too.
Your menus for Jonah are looking great!
Go Vitamix!!!

Tara said...

My daughter LOVES the signing time videos.... she will also sit through entire shows of Diego and Dora and now is getting into Little Einsteins some.

teacheroftwos said...

Instead of DVDs we sometimes turn on the Qubo Channel it is chanel 29-1 here is Sacramento Ca. Not sure if you can find it on your TV, but it plays shows like Babar, Jane and The Dragon, Maisy, etc. Both my kids love it! Another video we were just introduced to is called Let's Talk with Puppy Dog Baby Phonics. It is for ages 0-18 months. The only thing I do not like about it is that it teachs them to say things like "Soapy" instead of soap and "Juicy" instead of juice. Other then that it is cute and keeps my 1 year olds attention. Leap Frog Letter Factory is a great choice too! I agree with the others that were mentioned as well.

Stacy said...

BABY SIGNING TIME!!!!! My girls are 14 months and 2 1/2 and they both sit glued to it the entire time - and as a bonus my 2 1/2 year old knows all the signs from the 3 discs we have and my 14 month old knows about 80 % of them, and can use them to communicate. (I'm not sure if you can get it on amazon though - you may have to go to www.babysigningtime.com to order them)

Melissa said...

I wish I had time to read all the other comments so I don't repeat but my son loved Elmo's World at that age. Also, baby Einstein. They seem kind of boring to me but both of my kids loved them. Especially Baby Bach. It has music throughout and lots of flashing lights and toys.

The Simmons Family said...

Owen used to do Gabba Gabba all day, but he just became obsessed with ELMO about a month ago. LOVES it!!
"mel-mo", "mel-mo"... all day long. It's actually educational too!

Jill said...

Patrice - I would also suggest the Signing Times. One other suggestion is to try your library. Ours has tons of DVDs. You can try out different things each week, or maybe only buy what he loves.

I took my 2.5 year old there yesterday and he got so excited when he saw there was a Spot one. He has started "reading" the Spot stories and it is quite hilarious what he comes up with.

Brenda K said...

Dora & Clifford the Big Red Dog. My boys loved CLifford when they were little.

KSB said...

YEAH! I am so uber-impressed that you read all your comments :) Amazon has the Leap Frog DVD pack with flashcards. Its $24.96 with free shipping. I just bought 2 for upcoming 1st birthdays! It has Letter Factory, Word Factory, Lets go to School, and the abc flash cards. Great Deal, and I think jonah will like all the DVDs. :)

Rhodes4Hm said...

My boys both loved (and still do!) Let's Make Music. It has Elmo and all of the Sesame Street characters in it plus the members of Stomp. Tons of creative music!

Rachel said...

We just discovered Netflix. We used to have Blockbuster online. They now have a program where you can watch them off your tv or computer whenever you want for no additional charge. It is unlimited. There are literally hundreds to choose from. For kids, there is Elmo, Kipper?, Calliou, and tons others. Plus, lots of kids movies. It is so awesome and for only about $13.00 a month...who can beat that? I highly recommend it. Plus, you can watch grown up movies too since it is hard to get out of the house. We watch them off our tv through the the internet on our Wii, but there are other options too.

KSB said...

Oh yeah, wanted to add "Word World" and "Super Why" are educational and mesmerizing for our 13 month old, Whitney. And Elmo's "Kids Favorite Songs" is mind-numbing if watched more than once a week, but works on a rainy day :)

Nancy said...

Noah likes They Might Be Giants' Here Come the ABCs. He also likes anything Elmo.

Not sure if you use Netflix (or if you have the capability to set up a computer near Jonah's eating/changing areas) but I have the plan that is lik $16 a month which allows me 2 DVDs out at a time, unlimited.

But I also get to watch stuff instantly online for no extra fee & also unlimited. So I can pick a variety for Noah. And its sorted by age/genre. Plus its nice to be able watch movies/TV shows for Noah's parents!

Becca said...

My kids loved the Whistlefritz series. They are kind of cheesy but the kiddos love them. And bonus, they are learn to speak Spanish videos. They are a mix of cartoons and real people with lots of music!

.:Heather:. said...

Little buds is a christian series that teaches kids abcs & 123s. My girls (12 months & 4 1/2 love it!)

Kristina said...

Praise Baby DVDs are great for them and you! It is pleasing music to the adult ears, and they love the pictures of babies and animals. And my son is glued to the DVD whenever it is on. I highly recommend it!

Michael Joseph said...

We are using sky angel. It is all christian. It is like dish except Christian. They have many really awesome shows. Friends and Heroes, Auto B good. He might really like Auto B Good. it is about cars and helping others. Sky Angel is 10 buck a month. Well worth it. They even have Christian music videos and lots of great family shows. All the Christian shows that you can buy dvd's for they offer. They even have Christian workouts to Christian Music! www.skyangel.com

Breanna Anderson said...

My Hannah LOVED the Curious Buddies videos. They are made by Nick Jr. but are formatted a little "younger" than Blues Clues, Dora, or the Backyardigans!! Happy searching!

NickNonna said...

My son (2-16-09) LOVES the doodlebops. He stays still for nothing (not even sleeping) like he does for the doodlebops. They drive US crazy, but he loves them. Also My Friends Tigger & Pooh and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I'm guessing it's the bright colors on those.

Jennifer said...

My son is 19 months old and LOVES Elmo's World ("Apo" as he calls Elmo). I have also heard some really great things about Veggies Tales recently for this age. Good luck!

*Mirage* said...

My daughter at a year old was already becoming Dora The Explorer obsessed, I blush to say! My son loved Dora too, and Go Diego Go. Both loved Baby Einstein. There was one DVD about farm animals that came in one of those touchy-feely books we got at WalMart and my kids would drop everything and just stand in front of the tv screeching with laughter at the baby animals. That's how my daughter learned her farm animals and their sounds.
We don't let them watch much anymore because it was causing alot of behavioural problems. It's just that, especially with my daughter, TV tended to overstimulate and make her wildly hyper and prone to acting out. She's such a sweet little angel when she's been away from the junk box for a while. :) Thankfully my son is much less influenced by the tv. As long as we made sure there was nothing that him copycatting would be problem, tv didn't seem to cause problems for him. But then he also is less into watching TV at all. Go figure.

Terah722 said...

My kids both adore the Leap Frog letter factory dvd's. We have 4 of them now. They also both love the Praise Baby dvd's and it gives us all a healthy dose of praise and worship music. I put these on for myself as well when I'm in a cranky mood. :)My kids are 2 and 1/2 and 16 months. Boz is another favorite as well! Jonah is going to be pumped with all these new shows!

Kristy said...

My boys loooooved the Baby Einstein "Bach" and "Mozart". Also, Kipper was a big hit (and very enjoyable for the mamma - Kipper talks in a very soothing British accent!)

Although - if your library has a good selection of movies, I would suggest checking some out of the library and giving them a go before purchase.

Kristy

Heather said...

The Praise Baby DVDs really kept both of my kids glued and happy. Other than that, the older Disney DVDs that are short episodes are great for them.

April said...

Laurie Berkner is a must have, along with The Backyardigans.

My little girl wouldn't watch anything that didn't include both singing and dancing, and both Laurie and the Backyardigans meet those requirements!

Crystal said...

My son loved spongebob. He watched it I think for the first time at around 10 months old and he would not take his eyes off of it.

Cyndi said...

My son wasn't really that interested in tv until closer to 2 years old, but at Jonah's age he did like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Barney and Elmo.

Hannah's Mom said...

There are so many good suggestions here! Alot of these are available in the Red Box that you can rent at HT or Walmart for $1. Why not try a couple first and see which he like? That way you will know... or try netflix for a month (free) they are almost all on there. Then order the ones that he loved! Might give you some cheaper sources for knowing for sure!

Wendy said...

We played Baby Praise for our daughter when we needed her to be entertained for a while. The added bonus was exposing her to plenty of praise and worship music! I don't think the videos make her any smarter, but they held her interest and we liked the music.

John and Misty Schluchter said...

i have a 2 1/2 year old son and a 13 month old son and they would both watch Yo Gabba Gabba all day long if i let them! It definitely keeps their attention!

hef0113 said...

My daughter loves Baby Einsten and Wonder Pets. You can get the DVDs and it plays on Noggin if you DVR and those are free. Hope this helps!

Mandy said...

Another idea is to go to your local library and take out some new ones to see what he is interested in!! You could even see what they have online. We like to do this, because we get SO BORED of the same DVD's over and over!!

Beth said...

My 18 month old boys are obsessed with The Wheels on the Bus DVD series. There are 3 of them. We have the animal adventure one. The music is catchy (but will so get on your nerves after the 100th time!) - but I know he would LOVE it!
http://www.thewheelsonthebus.com/

DESJ and Company said...

If he likes music try Raffi. My son adored him at that age.

Lauren said...

Ever seen Word World? My daughter liked that one. I also second the Elmo, Blue's Clues, and Little Einsteins! Have fun shopping!

Ashley said...

When my boys were smaller they like Elmo's World, Cars, Baby Einstein Neighborhood Animals, Blue's Clues. Really any pixar movie like Monster's Inc, Finding Nemo, Toy Story.

Mama10EE said...

Word World was always a favorite of my daughter's at Jonah's age. She also loves Fraggle Rock!

Chelly said...

Hi Patrice! My son absolutely LOVES the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It also has some educational stuff in it too, which makes me feel better about him watching it! I think they have it on DVD also! But, it is on the Disney Channel. :o) Good luck! Jonah is such a big boy now...can't believe he is crawling, that's great! You are a great mom! Don't forget to pat yourself on the back for that once in a while! Michele from CT.

Bethany said...

I have 5 children which include a set of twins where one twin has Down syndrome. He had severe heart complications, qualified for a heart transplant and was at one time recommended for hospice care. We've had lots of moments where we've needed him to be occupied to have some process or procedure done (unfortunately). He also has been speech delayed. I can't recommend enough the Signing Time videos. All of my kids have LOVED them - even my husband who doesn't really like any other kid videos. And our kids "accidently" learned a bunch of signs along the way!

Bethany
http://musingsofmunchkinland.blogspot.com/

Joye said...

Ethan is obsessed with the Sesame Street DVDs we have (he likes Grover, especially!)

Our DVD player actually broke last night, so I'm wondering how we'll get through breathing treatments and tube feeds without it!!

Thanks for all the tips on the Vitamix, by the way. I'm hoping to order one soon. Your last post totally gave me Vitamix/blended diet envy!!

Ashley H. said...

My niece loves the Baby Signing Time videos. And it helps language development, he'll learn the signs for words and then as he's able he'll start using the words!

Mrs. Hoot said...

I really loved Little Einsteins when Emily was that age. The music is beautiful, and the characters' voices don't make you want to fall on something sharp.

Lindsay said...

Letter Factory is so, so good. Another great Christian one is Boz. My boys (4 and 1) both love Boz the big green bear! Episodes are short, but there are 3 on the DVD we have.

Thomas and Jamie said...

Elmo - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - Little Einsteins and the Old Tom and Jerry cartoons do it for us!

Jenny said...

My kiddos all loved the Veggie Tales but just the Silly Song Collections at Jonah's age. They like the actual movies now but they didn't hold their attention until they were well over 2.
Little Einsteins is great too. Can you DVR the Disney Channel? That's what we do for Neb treatments & there are "special shows" - ones we save just for breathing treatments. Diego is a huge favorite, backyardigans (although I can't stand that show), and believe it or not AMerica's funniest home videos.

Jenifer said...

Oh Patrice!!! Mine love Curious Buddies!!! They are so darn cute and funny! Heck that little dog puppet makes me chuckle. All three of my kids have been mesmerized! That's the only way I ever got a shower when they were younger! Good luck!

Jennifer said...

First for the suggestions: How about Fantasia and Fantasia 2000? They are both stories set to classical music. My kids LOVE them even now. Classical music is good for the brain too.
Second: Way to go with the blended diet. I am so impressed and so glad that it is working out. I have prayed specifically for you about that as I know it has been a huge adjustment. I am continued to be blessed by you and honored to pray for you! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

KAL071203 said...

WE LOVE Laurie Berkner, she is very silly lots of singing dancing and bright colors. elmo, wiggles, praise baby, God Made the World, God Made Music, God Made animals,

Elizabeth said...

Don't forget Barney. My kids all LOVED him at this age and even younger. They also loved Baby Einstein.

Stefanie said...

I'm sure you've already completed your purchase but "Elmo in Grouchland" is my daughter's favorite. She likes the Elmo's World stuff that everyone commented about but she LOVES the Grouchland movie, it's fairly entertaining too with some catchy songs. Also, Vanessa Williams makes a cameo and Mandy Patinkin (you know, Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride) so that's funny!

Shay said...

My little one love High 5 you can buy it on amazon too

Aaron, Lacey, and Audrey said...

Baby Einstein's Baby Wordsworth video. My daughter got it around her 1st bday and still watches it! It teaches new words around the house. Her vocabulary really grew with this video.

The Hatz Family said...

Hi Patrice - Jonah is too cute! My son and niece love to watch old episodes of Seasame Street (circa 1980s - same ones I used to watch so they bring back memories for me too!). My mom purchased a box set for around $15. Good Luck!

rabidbutterfly said...

Baby Einstein helped my youngest speak clearly when she first started talking, and "They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABC's" was a lifesaver for me. They've also come out with "Here Come The 123's" and "Here Comes Science," but the ABC's was my favorite for a young age.

The Happy Zoo said...

Our boys both love to watch Brainy Baby Videos---Left Brain and Right Brain. My 3 yr old watched them all the time when he was younger and now he watches the Brainy Baby Spanish too. Our 1 yr old watches the left/right brain ones now and loves them! The dvds have lots of learning, classical music, and real babies/kids. :)

merlin said...

Gosh, if you can spare about 9 dollars a month I highly recommend Netflix. You can instant download movies for Jonah, or order them through the mail. And it would provide limitless entertainment in the way of movies for you and your hubby.

But, if you want to go the way of buying dvd's I have to recommend the Mighty Machines series....total testosterone joy for boys!

Super Coupon Mom said...

It won't help your sanity much but Barney is mesmerizing to them, so are Tele tubbies. Defiantly Blue Clue's Elmo's Word, Bob The Builder, Handy Manny, Mickey Mouse Club House, and Thomas. My kids are 8 and almost 5 and will still pick these sometimes.

Maythi said...

the monkeydoos are fun. we also seem to be big fans of anything laurie berkner (videos and cds). she has a video that keeps my 2 yo AND 5 yo happy - so you get your money's worth. they watch it for a long time :) good luck!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Look what kinda post REALLY gets the Commenters coming out. ;)

Abby said...

Veggie Tales. fun for kids and grown-ups. the vegetables tell bible stories and it's fantastic. plus they have great music.

Holly said...

My 16m old LOVES Curious Buddies videos. Especially the one at the park and on the farm.

I read every day. EVERY SINGLE DAY. I'm a huge, huge, huge Gabe and Jonah fan.

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

Hi,
When my daughter was smaller she loved "Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever". It has catchy songs and teaches shapes, letters, etc. She also loved the Baby Einstein dvds and the Wiggles.

Jill in Indiana

Lynnette said...

Baby Superstar Farmer and Baby Superstar Explorer. Winnie the Pooh ABC's (and 123's, but they liked ABC's better). Anything Baby Einstein (Baby Neptune, Baby Mozart, etc. Actually our kids are now 5, 4, and 2 and still love these.). And one specific Bible Songs video from our library, but there are so many called Bible Songs that I'd have no idea how to lead you to the correct one.

Lynnette said...

Oh! I forgot about Praise Baby. They're good. And my kids absolutely love Baby Faith movies!

Angel and Randy said...

Charlie really loves VeggieTales. They have many on sale for $5.00 at bigidea.com.

He also loves Dora, Diego, Mickey Mous Clubhouse and Little Einsteins.

Laura A said...

Looks like you already have LOTS of comments, but we love Veggies in our house (they have funny things for grownups too!)

Love,
Laura

The Pelhams said...

Veggie Tales and Baby Einstein. My kids are 6, 4, and 2 now and they still love to watch Veggie Tales, we have almost all of them now!!

Heidi said...

My daughter loved Kidsongs DVD's. My two boys loved Barney.

Beth said...

My Baby Can Talk and Baby Signing Time (1 and 2). My son loved those and still at 3.5 asks to see them some. They are awesome because they learn sign language too!!

Tiffany said...

My son is just a few months older and after reading your comments the only thing I would add is Dinosaur Train. Not sure if you can find that on DVD but we DVR it from PBS every day bc my son is hooked.

rafoy said...

Veggie Tales Ultimate sing a long collection!!!! Music+goofy veggies= mesmerizing!!!

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The Goodman Family said...

I know that it sounds crazy, but my daughter (who is 3 now) really loves our dvds of the first season of Jon & Kate + 8. I think that she loves watching those kids & the fun things that they do!

otherwise known as mom said...

Thomas the Tank Engine is a great one as well as another I haven't seen mentioned yet....

Teletubbies

My kids loved it. You gotta be able to tolerate it yourself though. I never minded it, but a friend of mine WOULD NOT let her kids watch it. The repetition drove my friend nuts!

Kara said...

Cedarmont Kids has all sorts of videos. They are all of kids singing songs and doing actions to them. They are TOTALLY cheesy, but my little guy loves them. They were taped back in the early 90s and you can completely tell. I enjoy them because they remind me of my childhood. Why did our parents dress us that way? Ha!

We have Action Bible Songs and Silly Songs. I also like them because they have Christian/Sunday School type songs that I love to sing with my little boy. He is two, but got his first one at age one.

Parker's Mommy said...

My son LOVES Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He was never a fan ob Baby Einstein, but Little Einsteins is a HIT!

Jennifer said...

I might be a little late for this but you might want to check out EEBEE baby. It sounds like EB baby. Super cute and fun with a lot of great music. I had to buy our little boy the doll for his second birthday he loved it so much. You can check it out on line.

Bethany said...

Praise Baby DVDs! Can't go wrong!

Cristi said...

Ok thats a lot of comments but I will go ahead anyway. Our Avery LOVED Baby Einstein videos at that point. She was mesmerized by them. I am not sure why. Now she LOVES and I mean LOVES "Dora the Explorer" Wow. Try those. Both are educational too. Thats a plus.

Harman said...

Syd the Science Kid, Curious George and Elmo's World.

Gretchen said...

My 22 month old has always loved Backyardigans. Have you considered netflix to trial some dvds? We've been going through Backyardigans ones from there to supplement the 30+ episodes on the dvr. The best dvd so far has been the Robot Repairmen one. There are also a lot of kids shows available on demand through netflix. If you have a macbook you can get an adaptor and plug it into your tv for a bigger screen.

Karla said...

Shaun the Sheep is my son's favorite (he's almost 17 months old). The show lasts about 5 mins but we record several back to back and play all at once. Also, Yo Gabba Gabba holds his attention when mist shows won't. good luck!

Melissa said...

My boys love GodRocks! Even my Jonah, when he was younger than 2, loved them. And the best part is that the kids learn scripture by singing along. www.godrocks.ca

I hope Jonah loves them, too. Oh, and they have books, music CDs, and tons of other accessory items that you can purchase along with DVDs.

Laurie said...

SIGNING TIME VIDEO's!! especially Baby Signing Time
Praise Baby DVD's
and oldie's but goodie's BabySongs.

jardinera linda said...

A mi hijo Martín (ahora tiene 12 años) le ENCANTABAN los Teletubbies...tenía libros, videos, e incluso vistió el disfraz de Po en su segundo carnaval! A mi hija le gustaban Les Tres Bessones, no creo que puedas conseguirlo allí, o a lo mejor sí, sería en inglés The Triplets o algo así.

mom22little1s said...

My kids loved the Signing Time DVD's as well. Fun music and they learn to sign! My daughter knew almost 200 signs by the time she was 18 months old.

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Bridgesfam said...

I was going to suggest Gabba since my daughter loves this show but I see that you're burned out. My daughter loves anything with music in it. Like Laurie Berkner and Choo Choo Soul. Choo Choo Soul can get old quick though but it's got some beat to it. She also loves the Imagination Movers (I too am a fan). Also, are you familiar with Jack's Big Music Show? That's a good one too (in my opinion anyway). I'm with you on Barney and the rest you listed that you just can't bring yourself to watch. I can't do it either. Though I am forced to watch Dora from time to time. Which is quite painful.

Sheryl y Daniel said...

Kipper the dog! He helped us through dressing changes on my daughter when she burnt h er leg when she was two.

Marcy said...

First Impressions DVDs. They are educational... numbers, letters, animals, sounds, etc. My daughter is 15 months old and will watch them because her 2 1/2 yr old brother is completely fascinated by them. But he has enjoyed them since he was about 1 1/2 yrs old. I just bought the 10 disc set from Amazon for $34. Our library has a few of them, so you may want to try them out to see if they catch his attention. I haven't gone nuts watching them yet, I am far from sinking low enough for Barney or the Wiggles. My son has also loved World Word on PBS since he was 18 months old and I needed him occupied so I could pump for his sister when she was in the NICU. Best of luck keeping your little one still long enough for the feedings and dressing changes. He is a cutie!

jennifer ;) said...

I have to LAUGH at the losing it part. I work as a NICU nurse and we have "big babies" that we joke think some of the veggie tale characters are their family because they watch and "talk" to the movie ALOT more than they will us! Veggie tales, Letter Factory and Words World videos have my votes. Educational and only slightly able to make you insane! We love Dave videos...he does "There goes a...(fire truck, plane, monster truck, something else all boys like to watch." Dave is VERY silly! but the boys love the movies and they are real people and things that might be good for someone who "doesn’t get out much" instead of just cartoon characters

Lennie said...

Cedarmont kids DVD's - you can find them at most Christian book stores. Also, my daughter loved the Baby Einstein (with the animals) and the Praise Baby DVD's.

Lueker Family Blog - Part 2 said...

Hopefully I'm not repeating someone else's suggestion, but I flipped through and didn't see this one. I would highly recommend the "Your Baby Can Read" DVDs. It's the only thing I've ever purchased from an infomercial (splg?) and both my girls (currently 3 yr and 18 mon)love them! Not only do they love them but they are both reading. My 3 year old started recognizing her first words at about 22 mons (shortly after we purchased the videos/books/cards) and can now read virtually anything you put in front of her. My 18 month old has begun recognizing words too. Besides enjoying the videos they also love the books and other products that come with the set. It sounds a bit expensive when you first look at it but when you consider the number of videos and books as well as other things you're getting it's really not so bad. Especially since it truly does have educational value! Plus I found the parents guide on how children learn and develop pretty interesting. If you decide to make the investment I hope Jonah throughly enjoys it as much as my girls have! :)