Although these have been out for a while we feel they are worth mentioning. It is a series of cute DVD’s by Leap Frog which teach children about letters, letter sounds, words and numbers. They are a definite favorite in this house. The age range says 2-6 but I would say children as young as 1 will enjoy them and they will probably lose interest at about 5. At about 2 and a half, my son watched them every day for a couple weeks and afterward was proficient in letters and their sounds. The animation is cute and the songs are catchy. They have coordinating books and other educational toys.
Amazon has them available for $8.99 each or in the 5 pack. I am sure your local video store also has them. Educational and fun – what more can a parent ask for.