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DVD Reviews: Play School Nursery Rhymes


The Final Say!

Feature Score:
8.9/10
DVD Extras Score
8.5/10

Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 03 July 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 100 Minutes

Once again the Playschool crew come to the rescue of parents everywhere with a collection of over 30 delightful nursery rhymes and songs that your child will love. Running for 100 glorious minutes, this feature stars many of the Play School mainstays and guarantees that your kids will recognise at least some of the presenters, responding to a friendly face.

Although the title of the DVD is Nursery Rhymes, there is a lot more to the show such as little skits in between each song that segue nicely.

One of the things that has always endeared me to Playschool, as a child watching it, and even now as a parent of two small children, is how much the presenters honestly seem to enjoy what they are doing. Everything on Play School is done with a smile and a real sense of fun. Presenters on this 100 minutes of fun are:

Justine Clarke, Noni Hazelhurst, Jay Laga'aia, Deborah Mailman, Andrew McFarlane, Rhys Muldoon and Karen Pang

Songs on the DVD are (get ready for this as there's a lot of them):

  1. Polly Put the Kettle On

  2. Little Bo Peep

  3. Baa Baa Black Sheep

  4. Humpty Dumpty

  5. Hey Diddle Diddle

  6. Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

  7. Hickory Dickory Dock

  8. Hokey Pokey

  9. Teddy Bear Twist

  10. Digging in the Garden

  11. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

  12. Little Miss Muffett

  13. Jack and Jill

  14. Old King Cole

  15. Lavender's Blue

  16. Ring-a-Ring of Roses

  17. Georgie Porgie

  18. Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

  19. My Dog Bill

  20. Three Little Ducks

  21. Little Boy Blue

  22. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

  23. Round and Round the Garden

  24. Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

  25. Sing a Song of Sixpence

  26. Old Mother Hubbard

  27. Blow up a Balloon

  28. Wee Willy Winkie

  29. Looby Loo

  30. Bump a Deedle

  31. Mary Had a Little Lamb

  32. Pease Porridge

  33. Diddle Diddle Dumpling

  34. To Market To Market

  35. This Little Piggy

  36. Hush Little Baby

  37. Rock-a-Bye Baby

  38. Moon Moon

  39. Twinkle Twinkle

  40. Standing on One Leg

  41. I'm a Little Teapot

  42. Dino Stomp

Phew! If you aren't all sung out after this one then I guess you'll just have to play it again! There are a number of extras on the disc that are entertaining and a lot of fun to watch. The thing is that the main feature is so packed with fun that there is a good chance that for most of you, the extras most likely won't get a look in by the average viewer.  That's not a bad thing, it's actually testament to the quality of the content on the disc.

Picture quality on the disc is nice, retaining it's television ratio of 4:3 full screen image. Colours are crisp and the overall presentation is very good. Menu systems are also easy to navigate, however I still don't think that little kids could negotiate it very easily. In fact, just an observation but I don't think I have ever seen a kids disc that the child would have been able to get going by themselves.

Playschool Nursery Rhymes is a must own DVD for anyone with toddlers up to about Grade Prep in Primary School. It will delight the youngsters, and best of all has songs that everyone will know and sing along together. 

Playschool Nursery Rhymes Features

  • Stories
  • Animations
  • Make & Do

 

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