A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Promotes music appreciation and education.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this DVD is designed for babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages letting children under 2 watch television or videos since this is a key period of growth and development. That said, having toy instruments (or real ones) on hand while watching this DVD can make it more fun, interactive, and educational. Also, the DVD's repetition, while an excellent way to reinforce learning for toddlers, will likely be yawn-inducing for older kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Regardless of their future relationship with music, toddlers will no doubt enjoy learning about musical instruments from this DVD, which should delight almost anyone under 3. Adults and older kids will likely be bored by the constant repetition, but this element seems effective for introducing younger tots to the sound and look of trumpets, violins, and even bassoons.
Although the cartoon animals are stiffly animated and the classical music occasionally sounds, well, babyish, Meet the Orchestra is still a fun way to introduce tots to the world of music.
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