Children’s Review and Giveaway: The Tuneables “I Love Music!” 2-Disk Set DVD/CD

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The Tuneables “I Love Music!” DVD is “smart” music!  It teaches children the fundamentals of music while they have fun singing and dancing.  A story is woven between the songs that grabbed Rosie’s attention and held her through the entire 30 minute DVD.  Sorry I’m so excited about this one that I’m jumping ahead.

The Tuneables DVD is sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project, which is dedicated to understanding that music learning is beneficial to young children and is most effective when begun at an early age.  The Music Intelligence Project brought together musicians, educators, researchers and creative professionals to create products to educate children in music.  I think from reading their website that The Tuneables is their first product development effort and I look forward to seeing more!

Also included in the set is a CD, “The Music Box”, a companion CD that reinforces the curriculum in the DVD.

The Tuneables “I Love Music!”  DVD is:

  • engaging – the use of animated characters and real children engages the viewer
  • interactive – this is definitely not a “sit on the couch” and watch DVD.  Children will be up and moving!
  • entertaining – the story and short songs kept Rose laughing and singing
  • educational – it teaches the fundamentals of music like rhythm, beat, tonal patterns, voice flexibility
  • fun!

My Take

The animation on The Tuneables DVD is high quality with beautiful colors and detailed scenes.  The characters are drawn quite well with many shades giving dimension.  Real children are mixed in along with the animation which Rosie loved.  It gives a feel of playing with other kids for my only child :)

I’ve found there are “sweet spots” in children’s entertainment – a balance of educational value and entertainment.  Things that teach but are still entertaining.  Also a balance of adult tone and children’s tone.  Things that children like but that don’t drive adults crazy.  The Tuneables, I Love Music! hits both “sweet spots” – it is educational AND entertaining; can be enjoyed by children without driving mom crazy.

The Tuneables DVD is a high quality product from start to finish.  Even the case of the DVD/CD is attractive, interesting, and full of information.  I highly recommend The Tuneables!  The material gives a recommended age range of 3 to 8.  Rosie is almost 6 and she loved it.  Her favorite part was “The Funny Song” – a song that used glasses partly filled with water to make different notes when tapped.  We got glasses and water out and did it together with the DVD and it was fun for both of us!  Fun!

One lucky reader is going to win a Tuneables DVD/CD of their own!  Yay!  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of the DVD/CD in the hope that I would review it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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