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Movie Suggestions for 1-Year-old

What movies would you suggest for a 1-year-old that will keep his attention and includes a lot of colors, movement, music, etc (stimulation) while in the car.

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Thanks to everyone for the movie suggestions. I would like to say I was not asking for anyone's opinion whether it is right or wrong to allow a 1-year-old to watch a video. I know how to stimulate my child and am not looking for an out. I play and work with my child all day, every day. I am looking for movie ideas b/c we travel out of town about once a month and as we all know who have had a toddler, several ideas are needed to occupy them during a long car ride! So yes, we do other things besides sticking him in front of a dvd player, but while this is just one piece of entertainment, I really appreciate the suggestions of which movies to try with him. You guys gave great movie ideas that I hadn't thought of. Thanks!

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Leap Frog Letter Factory movie. Besides just music and colors he will learn his alphabet. My daughter learned to sound out the alphabet first from the movie then learned to say her ABC's before she was 2. Shes almost 3 and still loves the movie.

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Can't go wrong with Baby Einstein. My daughter is 19 months and shows absolutely ZERO interest in Disney characters, Sesame Street, or anything else, but you put a baby Einstein CD on and she screams and runs into the living room!
Good luck!

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The Little Einsteins Movies have been a blessing in my house. They have 4 characters: Leo, Annie, June and Quincy and they have musical adventures with Rocket. They are colorful and show various artworks from around the world. The music they play are from various classical composers.

Another 2 are The Wonder Pets and Backyardigans. Very cute.

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Can't go wrong with Baby Einstein. My daughter is 19 months and shows absolutely ZERO interest in Disney characters, Sesame Street, or anything else, but you put a baby Einstein CD on and she screams and runs into the living room!
Good luck!

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"Cars" is great. Lots of color, movement and always something going on. My son LOVED this when he was younger. He is 2 and STILL watches it almost every day! :)

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my kids liked the Baby Einstein series esp. Baby Mozart and Baby Noah. They also liked Elmo and Winnie the Pooh movies around that age.

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Leap Frog Letter Factory movie. Besides just music and colors he will learn his alphabet. My daughter learned to sound out the alphabet first from the movie then learned to say her ABC's before she was 2. Shes almost 3 and still loves the movie.

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My son is a little older, but he still dearly loves the baby einstien movies. The best part is, they are all set to classical music so it isn't even awful to listen to = )
I don't mind The Wiggles, they are kind of cute and have lots of bright colors. A family favorite of ours is Veggie Tales has a couple DVDs that are just sing a longs, and those are upbeat and fun for young and old alike ( I sing a long with them even!) Of course there are always Sesame Street dvds, again my son has a preference for the sing a long song ones...those can be harder to find. I think the sing a long songs don't get old or boring as quickly as the dvds for little ones that have a basic story line since at 1 they have such a short attention span anyway.
Lots of luck on your trip.
B.

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I ended up with almost the whole set of Baby Einstein dvds, and they are great for car rides. The music is wonderful and unannoying for the driver, heh. Heck, my boys are 5 and 7 now, and every once in a while, they want to put one in, so it's been quite a good investment.

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Would a kids cd with all the fun nursery rhyme songs work? Not sure a one year old should be watching dvd's. I know it seems a lot do but I wouldn't want to get a one year old used to getting a video in the car. I agree with the post below about singing songs with your child or talking to them about the things they are seeing. In the end I think you will have more fun and better results!

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Why do you want to have movies in the car for your 1 yr old for stimulation don't you know you can do that yourself sing to him count sing the ABC song etc or have a childs song CD playing.

My daughter likes the Brainy Baby video series much better than Baby Einstein.

Our one year old loved the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and any time we go out of town to visit family, we need Pooh. :-)

I noticed that a lot of moms mentioned Baby Einsteins. My daughter loved all of the videos, however my son would only watch one of them. He was too much into watching something with talking. I am guessing because of his older sister. He is two now and does not talk a whole lot. However he loves Elmo and has since he was one. So I would say anything Elmo or even Sesame Street, Bob the Builder (it has a lot of action as well as cars and tractors that move around which my son just loves) as well as maybe some of the Baby Einsteins that are for older children. (You may be able to barrow one from your local libary to see if he would be interested in it.) You could also barrow some other DVD's from your local Libary to see what he might like before you go and spend a bunch of money on something he may or may not like.

I agree with the Baby Einsteins but he is probably old enough to enjoy the Little Einsteins and they are longer so you won't have to change them quite so much in the car.

Good Morning S., Our gr kids love 'Cars', any of the Veggie tales, Baby Einstein's sing along or Stories.
Car's he will enjoy when he gets older, same with "Happy Feet"

Veggie Tales (several songs and stories on the DVD),are sometimes short stories with music, bright and colorful. Tell great stories from the Bible. We love them, as they aren't to long to get bored, and they keep the children's attention nicely.

God Bless you
K. Nana of 5

We loved (and still do) - CedarMont Kids - the kids sing and act out the songs - fantastic! And kids love to watch kids. My daughter got them when she was around a year and still asks to watch them from time to time. She dances and just loves them. They are folk songs and gospel songs and are just wonderful.

S.-
My bunch when they were little loved all of the Baby Einstein videos. My daughter who will be three shortly still loves some of the older ones.
They have soothing music, bright colors, funny characters and lots of action!!
Tks T.

Hey S.! Baby Einstein has some DVDs that are appropriate for older babies. 2 or 3 of them also intro. sign lang. If you can stand Barney, my daughter loved those, too and of course, Elmo!!

My son, who is almost 3, has been a Backyardigans fanatic since before he was 1. I think it definitely has alot of stimulation with the music, dancing, and colors since that is what you are looking for. And the songs are pretty catchy and won't annoy you.

my kids love veggie tales my older kids still watch it!!(13,12,8,&5)

I don't know about movies for a car ride b.c we don't watch movies in the car, but when my son was younger (he'll be 3 next week) he used to LOVE the Baby Einstein movies. Baby Mozart was his favorite, followed by Baby Bach. Later he likes the On the Go movie, but not until he was a little older. **I just read your note and I wanted to add that we don;t watch movies in the car b/c we don't have a dvd system! haha! ;o)**

My daughters, and now my 1 year old neice, love old musicals with lots of color like Mary Poppins and Oklahoma.

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