Monday, May 14, 2007

Playing before he can play

At eight months, Flybaby has developed a few favorite toys. He loves to sit on the floor and play with stackable rings and soft blocks. He likes teething rings and other toys to chew on. He loves bouncing in his Jumperoo.

And Flybaby likes watching a couple of new friends:

Baby I and Baby Q, super-cool marionette puppets in The World Around Us DVD sent for us to review from Baby IQ. Fly smiles when he sees the puppets, and I think he likes them because they have about the same amount of hair that he does.

But Baby I and Baby Q are also likeable for their antics as they introduce each new section in The World Around Us: colors, animals, counting, seasons, movement, shapes and patterns. Colorful paint that falls in splashes, children spinning on a merry-go-round, a frog toy that leaps out of a box, a dancing ape puppet -- Fly really likes watching them all.

I think he's plotting ways to do all of these things or play with them himself, if he could only learn to crawl and/or walk. Because the DVD is in high definition, it's almost like someone has come over to share these toys with Fly in our family room. That's the great thing about this Baby IQ DVD -- Fly can't do these things yet, so for now he can at least watch them! Sort of like playing before he can play.

When he's a little older, he can still watch the DVD as he learns to identify the colors, animals, numbers and shapes. I don't think he'll get tired of watching The World Around Us for a long time!

The DVD is set to music by the London Symphony Orchestra, which is great for Fly because if there's one thing I want to do, it's introduce him to a variety of music styles -- and he already gets plenty of nursery rhymes in my car and rock music when he's in JP's truck.

Baby IQ's other DVDs include Baby's First Word, Counting and Colors. We just might have to get the whole collection!



Blogger Kristi said...

This looks very cool. I've found Isabella is fascinated by big round faces (think Charlie Brown) so she might like these. Thanks for the review.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I love those little marionettes!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hmmmm....very cool! Poor Bode is stuck playing with all of Haddie's toys. I just hope he doesn't develop an obsession with pink from it all. :-)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh well that is great!!!. I hope that he really enjoys it and it teaches him new things.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

What a neat DVD. I love how people come up with cool ways to teach children with sound, color and marionettes.

12:07 AM  

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