Singing Babies!
February 27, 2004 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Singing Babies! I don't know what to say about it, but it is worth watching. Babies and young children love it! That's why Singing Babies is now one of the best selling baby videos. It is the most fun and entertaining way to teach your child the classic nursery rhymes and toddler tunes! Research shows that babies benefit from watching other babies. Infants learn to talk by studying the sounds and movement made by the human mouth. SINGING BABIES® creatively combines these research findings in a way that accelerates your child's rate of cognitive development, increases capacity to learn language, and enhances your child's natural musical ability.
posted by Slimemonster (17 comments total)
That's more disturbing than the cat with hands thing.

My valley is uncannied.
posted by lumpley at 11:40 AM on February 27, 2004

Will this result in a generation of children who converse like a badly dubbed kung-fu film?
posted by shoepal at 11:45 AM on February 27, 2004

I'm going to go pick up a copy for my one-year-old daughter this weekend. I can't wait!
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 11:50 AM on February 27, 2004

Ahhh, so THIS was the mysterious product featured on Penn and Teller's Bullshit...?
posted by shepd at 11:50 AM on February 27, 2004

My god. You couldn't pay me enough to watch that.
posted by kevspace at 11:53 AM on February 27, 2004

Lumpley stole my line.

I am so very very creeped out. And I can't help but think that these videos would creep out kids too because of the uncanny valley effect.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:58 AM on February 27, 2004

They sort of look like puppet babies.
posted by Tin Man at 12:10 PM on February 27, 2004

Or you can save your dough and just TiVo "Baby Bob"
posted by briank at 12:12 PM on February 27, 2004

Ok, that's creepy. And badly done, too. But kids are weird, there's no telling what they'd like. Else why would we have been cursed with Barney and the Teletubbies...
posted by dejah420 at 12:14 PM on February 27, 2004
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:24 PM on February 27, 2004

Um, so that baby in the humpty dumpty one is just a filthy murderer right?
posted by Stauf at 12:30 PM on February 27, 2004

I inadvisably allowed my youngest son to watch the "Old McDonald' video clip. He freaked out, he was totally frightened. I had to spend a completely disproportionate amount of time (in relation to the length of the video) soothing and comforting him. He normally loves seeing other babies, but even at 19 months he knew that this thing was just unnatural and wrong. Blech.
posted by Dreama at 1:10 PM on February 27, 2004

Will the babies watching this feel inadequate because they can't sing like their peers portrayed here?
posted by thomcatspike at 1:13 PM on February 27, 2004

It's just like those Conan O'Brien bits, only scary and with babies and badly sung nursery rhymes.
posted by catfood at 6:16 PM on February 27, 2004

It's no "Baby Einstein," that's for sure.
posted by Fofer at 11:16 PM on February 27, 2004

Um, so that baby in the humpty dumpty one is just a filthy murderer right?

yes, stauf, I think so.

and what kind of message are we sending our kids when, after witnessing this carnage, we're then transported into some fantasyland of the murderer where he laughs and says Humpty Dumpty is OK after all, and show HD reassembled and smiling? (not to mention the inaccuracy of this to the version I've always heard)

maybe they were reenacting a scene from terminator 4.
Young John Conner pushes the terminator baby to save himself, only to have the dastardly machine regroup, unharmed.

posted by Busithoth at 7:11 AM on February 28, 2004

Dear God, it's the return of Clutch Cargo!
posted by Samizdata at 11:31 PM on February 28, 2004

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