They used to call Judge David Johnson two nicknames in kindergarten. One was "Little Einstein" and the other was "Poops."
Our reviews of Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue (published August 29th, 2007), Little Einsteins: The Legend Of The Golden Pyramid (published March 7th, 2007), Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Rocket's Blastoff (published October 7th, 2009), Little Einsteins: Flight Of The Instrument Fairies (published August 6th, 2008), and Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish (published October 27th, 2008) are also available.
All systems are go!
This is my first encounter with the Little Einsteins. They're four friends who talk to the viewing audience and fly around in their rocket ship and go on exciting adventures. Sign me up!
"The Treasure Behind the Little Red Door"
"The Great Sky Race Rematch"
If those episodes sound bizarre that's because they are. But we're not the target demographic, pal. The Little Einsteins are made for preschoolers and—to me—appear to have been engineered with your rugrat's social, emotional, and mental development in mind. Translation: I have no clue what the purpose of most of the stuff going on is, but I'm also totally sure that there's a point to it.
Episodes blend classical music with animation and incorporate recognition exercises and audience interactivity. The Einsteins frequently ask for responses from the viewers, both verbal and physical (move your hands! wiggle your fingers!) and will return these requests with positive affirmation. The total package amounts to a music-filled, colorful journey of interactivity and a killer F-14 jets. That being said, a few more episodes would have been nice.
The DVD is typical: full frame, 2.0 stereo (French, Spanish, English), a "Rocket-Around-the-World" set-top game and two bonus Safety Patrol animated shorts.
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