Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Math Tutor DVD: Young Minds- Numbers and Counting

This DVD makes me wish I still had toddlers.  Well. . .maybe.  Okay, it makes me want to run over to my friend's house and watch this with her toddlers.  Which I actually hope to do soon.

Young Minds- Numbers and Counting by Math Tutor is a beautiful, lovely way to teach numbers and counting from 1-10 to your little one.  Do you need a DVD to teach this?  Not anymore than you need adorable picture books.  You don't need it but it sure is enjoyable.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this.  We popped the DVR in the computer and were enthralled with the gorgeous photography, the soft classical music, and the child's voice narrating.  My husband commented that it is like a picture book on film and I think he nailed the description.

Check out a still shot, which doesn't quite do the filming justice;

                                  
You know those beautiful picture books that your toddler brings to you several times a day?  This has the potential of being one of those types of favorites, only it can be popped into the DVR while you are cooking dinner or catching up on your blog reading.  There are also bonus materials, which consist of puzzles, dot to dots and discover the animal.  Watching a puzzle or dot to dot being done wasn't too exciting for me (then again, I'm not a pre-schooler) but in the animal one,  the camera is zoomed in on an animal while the cute narrator describes the animal and you try and guess what it before the camera zooms all the way out.  My 9 and 11 year olds even enjoyed this one (Sh! Don't tell them I admitted that in cyberspace for all to see). 

Who knew I'd be such a fan of a DVD for pre-schoolers?  But as you can tell, I fell in love.  Pretty much at first sight.

Check out the video clip from YouTube below.  If you like what you see and you have toddlers, or friends who will loan you theirs, you can find this for $19.99 at  MathTutorDVD.com






*Disclosure: This DVD was provided to me at no cost for review purposes.  
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1 comment:

MaryEllen said...

I am the friend whose toddlers got to see this reviewer's copy, and they *loved* it! My almost-two-year-old actually cried when it was over and I turned it off, and she is not like that at all about watching things: "Peease? (ribbit sound)?" (meaning the frog on the cover of the DVD as I was putting it away). Obviously, teaching things directly to your littles is best, but this is an extremely watchable supplement.

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