After watching the DVD and listening to the CD, I found myself actually humming the clever fun songs several hours later. But, the real test would be to see what the kids thought of “The Tuneables: I Love Music.”
We assembled a pre-school group of six youngsters ages 4-5 years old. We set things up on a large screen TV with great sound, and had the kids sit in chairs in a semi-circle about 10-15 feet back from the monitor. We told them to look, listen and interact.
We stood back and watched, as the kids immediately began patting their knees, head and nose following the beat in the music as suggested in the video. They were also able to understand the different tones, like do, re, me, fa, so, la and ti. Then the oldest girl got up and began to dance and sing, and the rest followed her lead. “The Tuneables: I Love Music” DVD format had an amazing ability to keep the kids’ attention for the full 30 minutes. When it was over, we put on the CD and they all continued to dance and sing, even as they were putting on their coats to go home.
“The Tuneables: I Love Music” collection also brought smiles to the faces of the parents. They were very impressed with the entertainment value to small children of a product intended to teach the basics of music. “The Tuneables: I Love Music” 2-disk set can be purchased at Amazon.com for $29.99. A special HD DVD set is also down-loadable for $31.99 at “TheTuneables.com.” We expect there will be additional DVDs released in the future as well.
— RJ Cullen