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Booklist reviews Fundamentals (American Library Association)

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The goal of this cheerful, ambitious program is to teach youngsters numbers, alphabet recognition, shapes, colors, words, and other kid-friendly concepts. Host Melissa Neumann gently guides viewers through the lessons, clearly enunciating in a rhythmic fashion. Delightful color animation (dancing stars, cartoon animals, and more) enhances each segment as bouncy, pleasing music fills the soundtrack. One effective live-action sequence, featuring a baby and a preschooler, discusses the parts of the body. This nicely paced production features somewhat sophisticated ideas and advanced vocabulary, never talking down to its intended audience. Parents will appreciate the soothing intelligence of the lessons. The DVD contains an easy-to-navigate chapter-selection feature. --Brian Wilson