Todays kids are used to living in a multimedia world. So even when it comes to learning classic nursery rhymes, they demand an experience that stimulates their eyes, voices and imaginations as well as their ears.
But young children also need things to be simple, clear and concise - otherwise they simply cant focus and learn.
Which is why the sensational new A-Z of Kids Songs Karaoke DVD from ABC for Kids is perfect for tiny tots just discovering the wonderful world of songs, rhymes and stories.
The A-Z of Kids Songs Karaoke DVD features a bumper collection of 26 favourite songs and rhymes - one for every letter of the alphabet.
Theyre all presented using simple, brightly coloured animated puppets, complete with a puppet theatre and backdrops. The illustrations and movements are simple and easy to follow, and children will find them endlessly appealing and captivating.
The lyrics for each song or rhyme are also featured on the screen, in large simple letters that will allow children to follow along as they listen to the words and sing the songs.
Theyll laugh at the quirky, cute characters, respond to the specially arranged songs - targeted perfectly at the comprehension levels of toddlers and preschoolers - and adore the bright colours, stimulating concepts and fun ideas.
The DVD kicks off with a line of ants on "Ants Go Marching", and includes "Baa Baa Black Sheep", a wonderful version of "The Chicken Dance", "Dingle Dangle Scarecrow" and the very funny childs view song "Eating on the Plane", right through to "X-ray Dem Bones", "Yankee Doodle" and "(Im a) Zebra".
In between are songs kids and parents know well, such as "Kookaburra Sits", "London Bridge" and "Old MacDonald", and a few less familiar ones, like "Quartermasters Store" and "Violin".
The A-Z of Kids Songs Karaoke DVD is not only a great collection of songs, but the alphabetical format gives children a chance to start learning about the letters of the alphabet, and putting that knowledge into context.
This beautifully produced DVD will become a real favourite with todays high-tech kids, giving them the best of our cultures traditional music in a bright, accessible, appealing format that theyll respond to instantly.
Its also a great educational tool that can be used effectively by child carers, kindergartens and preschools everywhere.
Available through www.abcshop.com.au