My interest was certainly piqued when I discovered there was a DVD series created just for babies to toddlers of age 3 that was produced by four-time Emmy award winning producer, Kathleen L. Johnson, President of Sky Angel Productions, LLC (www.skyangel.com) with child development guidance from Leslie S.Holland MSRC, LMHC, and child educator Leslie A. Nelson. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to be sent a copy of Halo DVD Series #1 Babies Love Animals for review.
In Babies Love Animals, videos of adorable animals, perky pets with lots of cute babies are featured along with puppets named Angel Gabey, Sammy the Sheepdog, Sarah the Sheep and the Angel Fish. Together with high tech animations, babies get to enjoy a “babyfied” version of classical as well as orchestrated music by critically acclaimed composer and musician Paul Todd.
Christian families will certainly love this DVD as Halo Baby incorporates simple faith-based elements into the video. The video’s interactive fashion also educate children on animal basics and introduces simple educational elements like counting, shapes and colors. As Babies Love Animals is geared towards babies and toddlers who have a shorter attention span, parents can choose to let their babies watch the DVD in 5 minutes segments instead of the entire half hour program. I was very surprised when my 4 year old daughter sat through the whole video. It certainly proves that an older sibling may find this video equally captivating! Oh yes, there is also a bonus segment on hand signing for babies.
About Sky Angel (from excerpt of their press release):
Sky Angel ® U.S. LLC is a Christian-owned multi-channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming. Using the latest technology, Sky Angel IPTV offers television viewers the widest variety of Christian-based channels available, plus family, sports and news programming through a high-speed Internet connection. Sky Angel IPTV also provides subscribers with value-added features including 48-hour playback on all faith-based TV channels plus an ever-growing Video-On- Demand library with free and fee-based selections. Founded by Robert Johnson Sr. more than 25 years ago, Sky Angel was created to provide a Christ-centered and family-friendly alternative to the standard television fare. Since then, his vision has grown into a service providing quality television and radio programming to all corners of the United States. Sky Angel’s mission is to build and operate a global communications system to assure the Gospel will penetrate every nation, culture and people. Sky Angel also carries the Parents Television Council’s® prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval™, which recognizes excellence and social responsibility in programming.
BUY IT : Babies Love Animals DVDs are available for purchase via www.HaloBaby.tv and episodes are also broadcasted on Sky Angel’s own KTV network (Kids & Teen TV) which can be viewed by Sky Angel subscribers and DISH network subscribers.
WIN IT : Thanks to the kind people at Sky Angel, we are giving away two copies of Halo Baby DVDs to our readers. Two winners will get to choose their DVD from either Babies Love Animals OR Babies Love Water. Here are the rules of the giveaway:
Visit Halo Baby and let us know in our comment below which DVD you want to win : Babies Love Animals OR Babies Love Water
3 additional entries – If you subscribe to Parent Reviewers
Giveaway is open to any location that USPS is able to deliver.
Giveaway closes on 30th September 2008.
***SPECIAL BUY : Due to the overwhelming participation by readers, Sky Angel is offering a special price of $10 (excluding Shipping & Handling) for each of the two DVDs to all our readers. Original price is $17.99! Just click on the link here to purchase!***