Here Come the ABCs
Cast: They Might Be Giants
In addition to their ability to craft intelligent, quirky pop and rock songs, They Might Be Giants has carved out a career as respected children's music artists. They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABC's combines all of the songs off of the CD of the same name with visuals in order to help teach youngsters the alphabet. The videos feature puppet versions of/i>… See more details below
In addition to their ability to craft intelligent, quirky pop and rock songs, They Might Be Giants has carved out a career as respected children's music artists. They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABC's combines all of the songs off of the CD of the same name with visuals in order to help teach youngsters the alphabet. The videos feature puppet versions of John Flahnsberg and John Linnell, the twosome who comprises the heart of the band. While aimed at toddlers, this video is also meant to be enjoyed by They Might Be Giants fans of all ages.
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Alphabet Songs: ABC
ABC: Here Come the ABC's John and John Say Hello
Alphabet of Nations
I Am A Robot
Pictures of Pandas Painting
Can You Find It?
Introducing the Vowel Family
The Vowel Family
A to Z
Alphabet Lost and Found
I Am A Robot (Type B)
John and John Introduce...
Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?
A to Z (Type B)
Letter Songs: ABC
E Eats Everything
Go for G
D & W
Letter/Not a Letter
Introducing C Is for Conifers
C Is for Conifers
Fake-Believe (Type B)
D Is for Drums!
Clap Your Hands
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This is by far one of the best, non-irritating children's educational videos around. The tunes are catchy and enjoyable. Our daughter isn't even two yet and asks to watch this over and over. She is already recognizing letters and singing along to the songs. I highly recommend this dvd.
This is a great DVD! My 17 month old and 4 1/2 year old both LOVE it! The music is fabulous and the videos are creative and fun. I think we listened to it all day the first day we had it! I am recommending it to all of our friends, and it now our favorite gift to give.
After loving the CD "No!" by TheyMightBeGiants, and then seeing the animated alphabet-centric bumpers on PlayhouseDisney, we were counting the days until this DVD hit shelves. Our three- year-old twins can now name a country corresponding to each letter of the alphabet (well, if you count West Xylophone!) and now regularly pretend to be "Q" and "U". My favorite segment is "Go for G"; who can resist "Grandma and her Gingerbread"? The varied animation styles, the catchy tunes and the playful dispensation of educational information should make this a guilt- free addition to your family's video collection.
MY GRANDSONS LOVE THIS VIDEO, AGES 2 AND 11 MONTHS.
My son (18 mo.) is frozen in front of the TV when the robot segment is on. The rest of the time he tries to sing along and dances to the music. I even find myself singing these tunes at work! Highly, highly recommended. Unless you listen to the words, it sounds like grown up music. With a little people message.
I purchased this DVD after reading all of the other reviews on how it was educational and the children loving it. I have a 2 year old that watched the first 7 minutes and wouldn't watch any more. I try and put it in for him and he will have nothing to do with it. I am very disappointed in this purchase.
This is a terrific DVD! We took it with us on a 2 week trip to Colorado. The ages of our traveling family of six ranged from 9 months to 78 years old. We all loved it and watched it more times than you'd ever believe, with encore performances on demand. "D is for Drums" was one of our favorites, and Everett and his mom continually perform it for us to this day. They Might be Giants know how to captivate us all.
If you've never heard of They Might Be Giants you might think Here Comes The ABCs is a Disney project that has some unusual originality. But if you know They Might Be Giants, and their 20 year history of original smart-rock music, you'll wonder why they're working with Disney! Well both sides come out ahead here! Disney gave them all the freedom they needed and TMBG gave back originality that's made the kids happy and put some zest into the Disney Channel's between show spots (where some of the animated segments on the DVD have been showing.) My kids love this CD and DVD. There's a lot for the grownups, too. Here's a quick "too cool" list: Kids Like: Made up country West Xylophone in The Alphabet of Nations (Well I guess folks who live in West Xylophone might not think it's made up.) Grownups Like: Pac Man reference in E Eats Everything Kids Like: Singing the alphabet backwards in Z Y X Grownups Like: Calm instrumentals that chill out the kids. Kids Like: Puppet John who can't find his thinking cap in D Is For Drum. (Also getting some juice from Johns house really clicks with kids)
My husband and I have been TMBG fans for years and knew we had to get this DVD for our daughter who is now 2 1/2. She is mesmerized and so are we! It wonderfully avoids the cheesiness and/or bore factor inherent in so many other children's educational videos. Perfect for aging punkers and art rockers around the world!
This is a family favorite. We put it on and all sing along. I love that it isn't the normal "children's music" (one more Barney sing along and I would have gone to the funny farm!) My son didn't know all of his ABC's before this but now can reconize them all and even sing them backwards!
I remember listening to They Might Be Giants in high school and college. I just happened to come across this DVD in a store and thought it would be interesting to check out for my son. My son, now 2 1/2 yrs old, started watching this just after his 1st birthday. By the time he was 18 months old, he began recognizing letters. The first time was in a restaurant looking a menu and started pointing out all the D's and W's. If you are familiar with the DVD, there is a song about the letters D and W, his favorite one. Now, he can recognize the entire alphabet. He is even able to spell out words even though he is not ready to sound them out yet. I totally swear by this. Along with reading to him, this DVD helped teach my son his ABC's.