A soothing video storybook that won't get kids too wound up, The Clocks Symphony combines bold animation with two whimsical Haydn compositions for a light lesson in telling time. But this lesson has more to do with recognizing segments of the day (sunrise, waking up, going to school, and so on) than reading a clock. Simplistic characters including animals, chunky clock-faced children, and the show's host (a rainbow-haired conductor named Mini Maestro) glide atop vibrant backdrops as they enjoy each hour of their day. Ten scene changes divide the action; here a voice asks, "What time is it?" and counts while a clock ticks to the hour about to be featured. It's a tale without words (think Peter and the Wolf), designed to encourage color, number, and shape recognition in the 1-year-olds and develop storytelling skills in the 5-year-olds. What there is of actual story--18 short minutes--certainly attracts young eyes and ears; unfortunately, the remaining fluff, involving an intro song and a curtain call, do just the opposite. An accompanying book and CD set, sold separately, enhance the learning experience. --Liane ThomasReview:
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Good introduction to the concept of time. Simple style, soothing music.... Provides an opportunity for parents to interact with children -- Coalition for Quality Children's Media-Kids First! Endorsement
Ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. A very highly recommended addition to family, preschool ...... a magical, marvelous, wondrous, fun ,engaging video -- Children's Bookwatch-July 2001
This is basic stuff-verbal concepts, counting, recognizing shapes and colors, cognitive reasoning 101. But it is very well done.... -- Chicago Tribune- Thursday May 31, 2001
Toddlers and Preschoolers will love Mini Maestro the rainbow haired conductor who leads the way through a fun filled day -- Connecticut Parent Magazine-June 2001
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