“The Best of Babyfirst” is back with its third volume entitled Baby Playpen. Your child will get material from Color Horse, Peek-a-Boo and Bloop & Loop. My daughter is more of a Harry the Bunny and Lil’ Vinnie fan, but she also enjoys Color Horse. There’s not much to any of the characters, as they constantly repeat lessons for two hours. Most of these characters don’t do a great deal of talking, but rely on musical narration to carry them through the show.

If you have a kid around age 4 or 5, this might skew too young for them. That being said, I’ve never seen programming like this entertain small children in such a way. My daughter’s going to be 1 on Easter and I can’t get her to sit still to watch Sesame Street. However, BabyFirst controls her gaze for hours.

The DVD comes with no special features. However, the A/V Quality is far better than what I see on DirecTV. I don’t know if it’s the fact that BabyFirst is a smaller channel, but the video quality of the ads blows away the live programming. Hell, the Baby’s First Gym show looks like it was shot on a webcam. This disc looks far better and boasts a strong Dolby 2.0 track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents of young kids.

Release Date: OUT NOW!

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