Parents' Guide to

Classical Baby

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Whimsical series blends music and the arts.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 2+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

My 14 month old loves this show and has since she was a baby

Very cute animations and the songs are nice. My baby learned how to dance from this. Sometimes I watch by myself just for relaxation. It's nice for younger kids who may not be able to understand a show like Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers yet. I wish there were more episodes. We just bought them on on demand so they are still available on the TV or you can get them on ebay new or used if you have a DVD player.

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A breath of fresh air

I absolutely LOVE this show! I’m a single, stay at home mom of a 14mo old son. I have always been adamant about my son not having TV time at this age but inevitably there have been instances where I’m in dire need of a distraction for him. Thank heavens for Classical Baby! I feel as though I’m introducing the arts in a fun way. I use this show to help wind him down after too much excitement or so I can occasionally grab a much needed moment to myself. We also have fun dancing around the house together while it’s on and now my son even dances to it without me! The music is wonderful, the animation is adorable, and I have zero guilt about putting on the TV for my son. I honestly can’t recommend or praise this show enough. My only complaint is that we wish there was more seasons/episodes!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Classical Baby was the recipient of multiple programming awards for its inventive presentation of classical arts for youngsters, but its target audience is the prime reason not everyone is sold on its value. The show is geared toward babies -- precisely the group the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not engage in screen time of any kind. So, although its overall appeal isn't in doubt, its suitability for its self-determined audience might be.

Of course, babies aren't the only ones who can watch the show, and preschoolers can start to appreciate the fine details in the segments' use of color, shapes, and rhythm that younger ones will miss. Because there's no dialogue, the show welcomes your own discussion of what you and your kids see and hear as classical sights and sounds blend. The bottom line? This is a great introduction to music and art appreciation for you and your young ones to share, provided it adheres to your family's rules about screen time.

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