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Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Quality material for wee ones.

Movie NR 2006 30 minutes
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Overall, the material is up to the standards one would expect from Sesame Street -- great characters, educational lessons, fun music, and the occasional celebrity appearance. Make Music Together is the second DVD in a series called "Sesame Beginnings" produced by Sesame Workshop in partnership with Zero to Three, an educational organization founded by famed pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton.

The DVD is designed for babies 6 months and older. With this series, Sesame Workshop and Zero to Three flout the American Academy of Pediatrics' (and Common Sense Media's) recommendation that children under 2 avoid all screen media (TV, computers, DVDs, videos). This decision has prompted outcry from some child development experts, including Brazelton himself. If you decide to hold off on this series until your child is 2, she will probably still find the material engaging, despite the emphasis on younger children and their routines. But since much of the material is designed for the caregiver of a baby, viewers with kids past 2 will find the lessons less useful.

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