Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sara Hickman's "Big Bird, Little Bird" DVD review and giveaway! - ended

 And the winner is Gianna! Congrats!

I have several children's DVD's I'll be reviewing and giving away this week! So don't forget to come back and enter to win!

First up is “Big Bird, Little Bird” a new DVD from Singer/Songwriter Sara Hickman!

I wasn't familiar with Sara Hickman, so I didn't know what to expect when I received the DVD. We popped it in the DVD player one night a couple weeks ago (yes, I am incredibly behind in my reviews right now!) when I was trying to get the boys to calm down before bed.

"Big Bird, Little Bird" features 13 of Hickman's "soothing songs for children aged newborn to five years, that are brought to life through bright, colorful computer animation." 

Kiel sat right down and watched about 75% of it and enjoyed it. Noah checked it out but quickly told me it was for little kids. Rich and I thought it was cute, but were a little confused (and amused) by the song "Goop's in It" that is about eye boogers. 

Overall it was nice music. Definitely the kind of music I would play for little kids during naps or at bedtime. 

The DVD also includes 14 short parenting tips, which I have not watched yet, so I really can't comment on them. In general I don't find "parenting tips" like that to be anything but annoying, so YMMV on that part.

Personally, I'd go out and get the CD that this DVD is based on before I'd buy the DVD. But, if you would like to win one I have one copy available to give away to one of my readers. You'll find entry requirements at the end of this post.

But before you do that, here is some more information about the "Big Bird, Little Bird."

Big Bird, Little Bird DVD from renowned singer/songwriter Sara Hickman was just named a winner in Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products 2010 and will be available in stores June 15, 2010.

Big Bird, Little Bird, based upon Hickman’s award-winning CD Newborn, – features 13 of Hickman’s soothing songs for children ages newborn to five.  The DVD is brought to life through bright, colorful computer animation (one by Hickman herself) that engages young viewers and creates a calming bonding experience between parent and child that can be shared and enjoyed again and again.
Whether learning about the goop lingering in the corner of your eye, the family tree or a dispute between two birds over a crumb of bread, Big Bird, Little Bird DVD is a sweet union of visual, lyrical and musical art and a stunning treasure to be added to any wee one’s DVD library.                  

Songs – ranging from 52 seconds to 5 minutes – are “It’s Alright (Acapella), “A Slice of Heaven,” “Goop’s In It,” “Big Bird, Little Bird,” “Lily,” “This Heart,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “The Family Tree (You and Me),” “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “We Are Each Other’s Angels” and “It’s Alright.”

The DVD also includes 14 short parenting tips – hosted by Hickman, a former certified parenting instructor – offering ideas on what to expect as they enter the glorious challenge that is their newborn’s life.  Tips include “Nursing,” “First Hello,” “Introduce Your Baby,” “Being Polite,” “Being on the Same Level,” “No-No to Pacifiers,” “G.E.M.s,” “Feeling Frustrated,” “Early to Bed, Early to Rise,” Consistency is Key,” “It’s a Whole Other World,” “Going to the Store,” “Family Ritual” and “Rap Up.”

To enter to win all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post! 

For extra entries tweet about this giveaway on Twitter with a link back to this post. You can tweet once a day. Make sure you come back here and leave a comment on this post each time.

Don't forget to include your email address in the comment. I know you have to include it to publish the comment, but unless it is actually within the body of the comment or you have email enabled on your Blogger profile I can't see it. 

You have until midnight on Friday June 18, 2010 to enter. I'll announce the winner that weekend.  Again, don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you!  

US mailing addresses only. 

Full disclosure: Andrea Blain Public Relations provided me with my own copy of this DVD . I am not receiving monetary compensation for hosting this giveaway. The opinions in my review are purely my own.


coliebear said...

This would be a great thing for my toddler.

Kim said...

love to win this!

Katrina said...

would love to win for my daughter!

Jessica said...

how cute. my little guy would love this.

Katie R. said...

This looks so cute, it would make the perfect gift for my friend's son.

Louis said...

enter me please, thank you for the giveaway

Melissa B. said...

This would be great for my preschool classroom.

Anonymous said...

For my niece Hannah!

FDP 4 Life said...

sounds like a great dvd
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tina reynolds said...

My kids would love this thanks for the chance to win

tina reynolds said...

i tweeted

Jennifer M said...

This sounds great for both my 2 year old and 9 month old to watch together.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)