Baby Einstein - Neighborhood Animals
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Product Description

When Baby Einstein started its "video board books" in 1997, the company was virtually alone in the field of baby development. By its sixth video, the field has become crowded with similar-sounding titles. Now scientists might be able to analyze what a baby will get out of a video like Baby Dolittle compared to Baby Van Gogh, but is it worth getting more baby videos? Absolutely--babies love variety as much as their adult counterparts. On that level, Baby Dolittle scores. The theme of animals is a natural, and this show should cause squeals of delight from little ones 1 to 4 years old. Using a stimulating mix of brightly colored toys, whimsical puppets (including your host, Pavlov the Dog), and lots of pictures, Baby Dolittle takes the viewer on a 30-minute tour of commonly found animals. Help your little pal spot a pig on the farm or a dog in the house. Baby Dolittle uses animals' sounds, kids' drawings, and photography for each animal in four habitats. The natural settings and original, bright recordings of Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vivaldi, and others should make this a favorite every time you want to visit Old MacDonald's Farm. Followed by a companion production, Baby Dolittle World Animals. --Doug Thomas

Baby's first introduction to familiar furry and feathered friends!
-- Encourages babies' fascination with animals
-- Exposes little ones to different kinds of animals fround close to home

As babies continue to explore the world around them, they soon encounter many creatures, both large and small, that are extremely intriguing. Whether furry or feathered, winged or wiggly, bumpy or smooth, each holds a special fascination. Neighborhood Animals exposes little ones to animals most likely to be found close to home or in easily recognized environments. With a captivating combination of live-action footage, stimulating, colorful images and engaging puppet shows accompanied by beautiful classical music, this wonderful introduction to familiar animal life will provide you and your baby with countless opportunities to discover a world of engaging creatures together in and near your own backyard!

In addition to beautiful classical music, traditional favorites such as "The Farmer In The Dell" and "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" just might inspire you and your child to tap your toes, clap your hands, and sing along at home as you discover the wonders of the farm together.

DVD Features
-- Repeat play
-- Language tracks (Spanish, French and English)
-- Discovery cards
-- Puppet shows
-- Toy chest

Customer Reviews:

  • disappointed
    We have 6 Baby Einstein dvds and this one we didn't like. They used footage from World Animals and Baby Neptune in this DVD and some of the animals they did use would not be in a average neighborhood. ...more info
  • Great toddler-pleaser!
    I recently bought this video for our 2 year old daughter, who has loved the other BE videos for some time now. She absolutely loved it! She has always loved animals and so this, along with world animals are her favorites. I've actually caught myself interested in it while doing dishes even! These videos are aimed toward birth to toddler ages, however even our five year old loves this one with all the animal footage. I highly recommend it- a great way to settle down before naps, too....more info
  • Baby Einstein DVD
    I bought this for my grandson who is 15 months old. His attention span on this is about 10-15 minutes. However, I have noticed that as he becomes more familiar with the DVD, his attention lasts a little longer. I don't let him watch DVD's more than once or twice a day and only when he's very tired and cranky. He likes the puppets on all the Baby Einstein movies; that's a plus. This DVD includes some animals he is not familiar with, but as he gets older, I think the connection will be there. ...more info
  • Fun and more fun
    This is one of my two-year-old favorite DVDs. He loves the animals and the colors!...more info
  • Great toddler-pleaser!
    I recently bought this video for our 2 year old daughter, who has loved the other BE videos for some time now. She absolutely loved it! She has always loved animals and so this, along with world animals are her favorites. I've actually caught myself interested in it while doing dishes even! These videos are aimed toward birth to toddler ages, however even our five year old loves this one with all the animal footage. I highly recommend it- a great way to settle down before naps, too....more info
  • The best baby einstein for my 8 month old
    I rented all the baby einstein dvds from the library. My son liked this one the best, who knows why. I really think that this along with some of his other toys is actually starting to help him recognize different animals. He is now 9 months and can pick a cow out from the rest of his toys. I don't like him watching too much TV, but let me tell you these videos are a lifesaver when one of us is sick or I desperately need to get a shower or something done....more info
  • very much worth it
    this should be on every parents list(the whole collection of 19dvds). they are so wonderful. and teaches your child so has children and puppets in it that you can buy in addition that are great also has great classical music which is very good for them to hear. and regular toys that you can buy too that are in the different dvds. very catchy stuff.lets you see a real pic of the object and has the word up and says it in a cute childs voice, then goes into real clips of that animal and a puppet and toys that are relevent to what they are talking about. get them all....more info
  • this movie is great for young children
    not to sound rude but this movie will SHUT YOUR KIDS UP. i am a babysitter. i love to bring this with me. when they cry but u cant figure out why stick this in and they will calm down and start to watch this. sure, its not fun for u to watch, but i would rather watch this than listen to babies cry. i have 2 baby brothers who watch this series all the time.

    i also suggest musical baby. it is another series kids love....more info
  • One of the best....
    My 14-month-old absolutely loves this DVD. This is one of her favorites along with World Animals and Baby MacDonald. The only segment that upsets her is when Pavlov smacks the bee with a fly swatter. She starts whining at me when the "bug" segment starts so I can fast forward it through that scene. Otherwise, she is mesmerized for the whole movie. ...more info
  • A cute DVD for young children
    I am not a parent, and do not confess to know anything about raising children. But I have seen this video. My 2 1/2 year old (great)nephew (he's now 3) had this with him early this summer when he came with his family one day to visit me, and I watched it with him. I have found "kiddie" videos annoying and trite, but this one is very clever. Of particular interest to and approval from me is the use of Classical music, although played on glockenspiels and electronic synthesizers (not the original instruments the music was written for) is excellent, in exposing young children to music of substance and quality while going with a story line about domestic animals. Music of Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov and Domenico Scarlatti are represented, as well as other composers I cannot recall at the moment.

    The scene shifts frequently: appropriate for a young child. The music serves the visuals, and is effective. If I was a parent, I would consider this over the violent cartoons and other low quality videos available for children these days. I am not surprised that my niece and her husband have carefully chosen this for their son's (my great nephew) viewing, as they are very conscienscious parents....more info
  • Perfect for my "Busy" Baby
    I tried getting my very "busy" 6 month-old daughter to rest a little to Baby Einstein while drinking a bottle or trying to eat. Her attention span is so short and she is a very active baby so determined to go to the next task. At 6 months she was crawling and moving about and I desperately needed something to keep her attention while eating, changing a diaper, or a bottle. I peronally was tired of the Baby Beethoven and Mozart, so I tried this one at 6 months. Too young....

    However, I tried again at 9 months and it works like a charm. She lays down on her boppy with a bottle and blanket for about 15 minutes while watching Neighborhood Animals and falls asleep. If it wasn't for this DVD, I would be rocking, walking, and driving her to sleep each time. This is a lifesaver.
    ***Baby MacDonald is wonderful too***

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  • What a disappointment
    I purchased this DVD after my child's enthusastic response to the "Baby MacDonald" DVD. I was saddened to find that this DVD included the same old MacDonald song from the other DVD. Also, the puppet shows on the Bonus Material menu are just replays of the puppets from the main movie. The "Baby MacDonald" puppet shows are true bonus material as they are different from the puppet shows in the main movie. I do not feel this was "Baby Einstein's" best effort. If you are looking for a great Baby Einstein DVD about animals that is worth its get the "Baby MacDonald" instead of the "Neighborhood Animals."...more info
  • Good for animal-loving kids
    This video features mainly live-action footage of various animals, with some puppetry. The puppets and story scenes are not as good as, say, Baby Beethoveen, but my 1 year old really enjoys this tape. I think this is a good purchase for a toddler who is going through a phase where they love animals....more info
  • wonderful!
    Just like "World Animals", this is a great DVD your baby & toddler will enjoy. Most of the Baby Einstein DVDs and products are truly wonderful....more info
  • It's my baby's favorite!!!
    My baby love it!!!! when he to see a dog he laugh!!!.It's very very nice!...more info
  • An all-time favorite!
    My son wanted me to write this for him about his little brother, Benjamin (18 months). He won't let you stop the movie until it's over. He just loves the animals and what they do. He likes to see the puppets and the real animals. It is his favorite video right now. He is very focused while watching it. He will grab it and try to get us to play it for him, and he says, "e-i-e-i-o!"...more info
  • Baby Einstein Neighborhood Animals, my toddler's favorite
    This video is my toddler's favorite. She loves animals and she especially likes the cat segment. She has a Baby Einstein Cat boardbook and she holds it in one hand and the video case in the other while she watches. Even our cats love to watch, but, they prefer the bird segment. I'm not lying, I have a picture for proof! I've noticed that my daughter will dance to the music and she really likes the puppet routines. No other video or cartoon holds her attention like the Baby Einsteins....more info
  • Baby Einstein-Neighborhood Animals
    This is a cute video by the Baby Einstein company. My 18 mo old daughter enjoys watching it almost daily. ...more info
  • LOVE IT!
  • good but... it made my kid CRY!
    The video is not bad (it is not as good as world animals)... My 16mo old daugther likes the DVD... BUT the key scene you must fast forward is a scene where a bee is swatted... she cried so hard. I have no idea why they would put a scene like that in the video. I have heard this from other parents and read it in other Amazon reviews....more info
  • Love it!
    Our older children (now 8 and 9 yrs.) LOVED this video! Now we have another baby and I'm buying it for her too. Our old copy is VHS and wearing out, we figured it's time to upgrade considering how useful it was. She already loves it! Our first child was so spoiled, the only way I could get anything done was to put in Neighborhood Animals (or Baby Mozart, Baby Beethoven, World Animals) for her to watch from her baby swing. They loved Baby Santa as well. They weren't as crazy about some of the other ones (Baby Van Gogh, Baby Bach, or Baby Shakespheare), but would watch them. I'm excited to see they have so many new titles!...more info
  • The only Baby Einstein DVD my child will watch
    I purchased Vol. 1 which is a series of 6 Baby Einstein DVDs (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Neptune, World Animals, Neighborhood Animals)for my baby when she was a newborn. She is now 17 months old, and she has never cared for any of them EXCEPT for the Neighborhood Animals DVD which depicts scenes of familiar animals like cows, horses, cats, dogs, etc. She really loves the part when they sing "Old MacDonald". This DVD also puts words on the screen when introducing "dog" & "cat", etc., and when those scenes come on, my child will say the word with the DVD. The other titles in this volume are downright boring. I think overall the Baby Einstein series is over-rated. I could put on a better puppet show myself using the toys in my living room. I think a lot of folks, including myself, were intrigued by the catchy "Baby Einstein" name, because we all want to raise little Einsteins. I'm sure the folks at Baby Einstein are laughing all the way to the bank! I haven't seen some of the other titles like Van Gogh, Numbers Nursery, Shakespeare, etc., so I don't know if these are any better, but with all the money i'm out on Vol.1, I won't be giving Baby Einstein another chance. We much prefer the Brainy Baby and Baby's First Impressions (predecessor of the Brainy Baby series) series of products. But, to each his own.

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  • great video just like the other einstein videos
    my son loved baby motzart at 6 moths so at a year i ordered him some more-- this one is great, but he seems to be a little more interested ub mozart and van gogh...more info
  • Totally enthralls my baby
    This DVD keeps my 6-9 month old totally entertained while I can take a shower and get ready for the day. She laughs and squeels at the puppets and all the animals. Great DVD...more info