That Baby DVD

You may have caught in one of my recent tutorials (Creating  looping Particle System) that I’m a new Dad.  In that tutorial, I mentioned creating a DVD to entertain my daughter Noa (now 6 months old).

Well, I was contacted by an animator named Rob Wolf  to say that he had, in fact, made a baby DVD using my, and other, tutorials. It’s called That Baby DVD, and it’s actually quite good. He licensed the rights to really good music, and the DVD features kid-friendly cover versions of songs written by artists like Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, and more.

So, if you’ve got a kid, age 0-5, or know someone who does, it’s a great alternative to Baby Einstein and any of the other myriad of DVD’s that will drive parents bonkers after while. Noa absolutely loves it (no really – there’s no other DVD she loves more, and we have a lot), so bought it as a gift for an employee of mine with a young child – she tells me he absolutely loves it too.

And, hey, if you buy it, you get to support you’e fellow AE enthusiast in the process.

3 thoughts on “That Baby DVD”

  1. Hi Aharon,

    I love your tutorials, but you know there is a strong and growing body of evidence that these so-called “Baby DVDs” are extremely harmful to the cogitative development of children.

    I know that the Baby Einstein DVDs and the like are very popular with parents. No one disputes that many children are enthralled by them and love them, but it’s hard to find a responsible child development expert who will advocate for exposing children to “screen media” like TV, DVD, etc. before the age of two because of the long-term impact they can have.

  2. I won’t disagree with you, but I won’t agree either. Evidence is unclear at this point. When i worked in video game development at Sesame Street, we worked on video games that stimulated very young minds (this was all based on research). I personally was a heavy TV watcher as a young child, and, while I’ll admit, it didn’t give the best social skills as a youngster, I like to think that , ultimately, I turned out OK.

    Burt regardless, this DVD is for Age 0-5, so there’s at least 3 years we can agree on.

  3. I don’t know. I watched alot of TV and played many computer games as a young kid and that is the only reason why my english is so good.
    Now I am to be an english teacher because of violent movies and computer games.
    I got it in with my mothers milk and that has definetly helped me alot in my foreign language studies.

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