Sara Hickman is well-known for her CD's titled "Newborn," "Toddler," and "Big Kid." We have even heard her songs on our satellite radio kid's station. Her CD's have won awards, such as Parents' Choice, National Association of parenting Publications (NAPPA), Dr. Toy, Creative Child Magazine and others. You can find her CD's from her label Sleeveless on her website www.sarahickman.com.
The "Big Bird, Little Bird" DVD is based on the CD Newborn. The songs, lyrics and animation are fun and entertaining. The songs include "It's Alright (Acapella)," "A Slice of Heaven," "Goop's In It," "Big Bird, Little Bird," "Lily," "This Heart," "You Are My Sunshine," "The Family Tree (You and Me)," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "We Are Each Other's Angels" and "It's Alright."
Also included in the "Big Bird, Little Bird" DVD are 14 short parenting tips from Sara Hickman. Sara is a former certified parenting instructor and mother of two. She offers hints, tips, and advice for parents of newborns in this little sit-down session. The tips she covers are "Nursing," "First Hello," "Introduce Your Baby, "Being Polite," "Being on the Same Level," "No-No to Pacifiers," "G.E.M.s," "Feeling Frustrated," "Early to Bed, Early to Rise," "Consistency is Key," "It's a Whole Other World," "Going to the Store," "Family Ritual" and "Rap Up."
I think the DVD is fun in a "Baby Einstein" kind of way. It's very much like those DVDs because of its tilt toward newborn babies. The songs are catchy and cute though, so this is some a new mom could sit and enjoy with her baby. The parenting tips I found to be a little judgy, but I understand that she's telling things from her point. There were some great ideas there, and I learned some new things too. But there were a few things that I have a differing opinion on too. All in all, though, I think this is the kind of thing that new mothers want. They want to hear different people's points of views on new baby things. I plan to pass this along to my sister in hopes that it might be interesting for her with her newborn baby. My son, Zachariah, didn't stay very long to watch the DVD. He liked a few of the songs. He said they were like his lullabies that he listens to at night. He's right, they are. I think he would enjoy the CD like that, but the DVD isn't something he's going to sit and watch at 4 years old.
The "Big Bird, Little Bird" DVD is geared towards children from newborn to 5 years old. I think the younger crowd would appreciate it more. It runs about 30 minutes long, plus the parenting tips.
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