Parents' Guide to

Rainbow Horse

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Colors, music, and motion designed for youngest viewers.

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age 2+

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age 2+

Great for babies & toddlers

Rainbow horse is a young horse with rainbow hair and pink skin. Rainbow horse is from baby first tv introducing classical music & sounds . Rainbow horse is perfect to calm and soothe babies & toddlers to sleep, and teach little ones about the basic objects, what they do and the sounds they make. Rainbow horse has a calming theme song with rainbow horse changing colors and matching objects. In each episode, rainbow horse welcomes each baby to his backround, and finds un-colored objects, moves his tail and paints it. After rainbow horse has colored a object, he shows it off in a patterned backround. He keeps on going until he has found enough objects, and then he shows each object he has painting together.

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Much as in the Baby Einstein movies, Rainbow Horse is designed for babies and toddlers, precisely the group for whom the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against screen time. The content isn't worrisome, and it does introduce youngsters to color, motion, and music in a generally appealing manner (for little ones, that is; parents may feel otherwise because of the painfully repetitive progression).

What's more, the show is entirely nonverbal, which could encourage parents to fill in the gaps with interactive commentary of their own ("See the cow? What does a cow say?" or "The ladybug is red"). The bottom line? There's nothing inherently harmful in this show, but there are lots of other ways to introduce youngsters to these kinds of concepts that don't involve watching a screen if that's a concern for you.

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