BabyFirst DVD: 90 minutes of education and entertainment on the go!

Friday Finds (review + giveaway): BabyFirst DVDs

BabyFirst TV: education and entertainment for babies - Behavioral ChildI’m not one of those people who think TV is evil or even a necessary evil. I believe short segments of monitored TV-viewing can actually be very educational, even for babies. Especially for babies! Why? If nothing else, for the same reason we use mobiles over cribs: watching patterns in motion helps stimulate and develop baby’s vision, one of the few things not fully formed when baby is born.

Emily grew up on Baby Einstein DVDs, she could count to 10 in 10 languages before she was 2. Back then, quality baby-TV options were limited, but things have drastically changed with the advent of baby-geared TV channels. Which brings me to my Friday Find: the newly released BabyFirst DVDs.

 

BabyFirst TV programming: education and entertainment all rolled into one

If you haven’t heard of BabyFirst TV, you’ve been seriously missing out. Here’s a snippet of what it’s about:

BabyFirst’s content is created by leading experts in child development and education, and provides interactive opportunities for parents and baby to bond, learn, and explore together. Featuring language development, abstract ideas like numbers, music, and art, they entertain baby and teach at the same time. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I’m a huge proponent of early education and intervention, and that’s a big reason why I endorse these DVDs. Of course it doesn’t hurt that they’re made by award-winning producers who know how to put on a show :)

 

BabyFirst DVD, tested and approved by a 4-month old

Baby watching BabyFirst DVDs - Behavioral ChildThis is Lili, my four-month-old niece watching the DVD intently. I get to babysit her once in a while, and the last time she was here, I played the BabyFirst DVDs for her. I didn’t think to videotape her, I was so taken aback by her reaction.

There are eight BabyFirst DVDs available right now:

  • Art & Music, Sensory Wonderland
  • Sweet Dreams, Calming Music and Imagery
  • Shushybye Baby, Bedtime Stories & Songs
  • Baby Class, Building Blocks of Learning
  • Numbers around the Globe, Adventures in Counting
  • Best of BabyFirst, An Educational Adventure
  • Harry the Bunny, Come Along & Play
  • Color Crew, All About Colors

The DVDs retail for $9.98 each, available in a variety of places, including Amazon.com and MillCreekDirect.com

The lovely folks at Mill Creek were kind enough to extend a 20% discount off all BabyFirst DVDs, for the next two weeks, to all Behavioral Child readers (Use code: MCDbaby20). Thank you Amy!

You can find more information about Mill Creek Entertainment at their lovely website. They have an extensive collection of DVDs, not just limited to children or family entertainment. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook so you can be apprised of their latest news, freebies, and  cool promos.

 

BabyFirst DVDs, the giveaway

BabyFirstTV DVD collection by Mill Creek Entertainment - Behavioral ChildThanks to the generosity of the good folks at Mill Creek Entertainment, I’m giving away the full collection of BabyFirst DVDs (8 DVDs, total value $80) to one lucky, random drawing winner.

how to enter this giveaway:

As usual, there are TWO things you need to do, to participate in this giveaway:
1. Leave a comment with your answer: Which TV shows do you let your baby/child watch and why? 
2. Enter your info in the form below. (Must do both, otherwise it doesn’t count, okay?)

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Ends 2/14/13.

Optional: If you share this giveaway or follow me or the sponsors on social media, be sure to tell me in the comments, so you can earn an additional entry for each share and follow. Thanks!

Random drawing winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  Winner must respond to notification within 48 hours or new winner will be selected. Subscribe for free updates from Behavioral Child so you don’t miss any awesome Friday Finds!

The winner of Friday Finds: SurpriseRide giveaway is…

Lindsey Mertz

Congrats!!

Put me in the story, a personalized book for your child - Behavioral ChildDon’t forget to check out Friday Finds: Put Me in the Story ending on 2/7/13.

A special Valentine’s Day gift for a special child!

 

This giveaway is now closed, thanks for participating!

 

{Disclaimer|Disclosure: I received the BabyFirst DVDs for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way. See my full disclaimer/disclosure policy here.}

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