Pooh Plays With Preschool Learning13 Oct, 2004 By: Brendan Howard
Preschoolers will likely love the normally bumbling, and sometimes forgetful, Winnie the Pooh teaching them their alphabet and numbers. He'll also have plenty of help.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment's new preschool education line — designed by Disney and educators — will debut this week with Winnie the Pooh ABCs: Discovering Letters and Words and Winnie the Pooh 123s: Discovering Numbers and Counting.
The titles are each $14.99 on VHS and $19.99 on DVD. A DVD-only set of the two, Disney Learning Adventures Gift Set, is $39.99.
Geared toward kids ages 2 to 5, the roughly 34-minute videos use popular Pooh characters to teach literacy and math basics. For instance, in ABCs, Christopher Robin shows kids how to follow the words with a finger from left to right and top to bottom as he reads.
DVD extras for ABCs include the “ABC Song,” featuring Winnie the Pooh and an “Easy as ABC” letter activity. The 123s DVD has the “123 Song,” a “Catching Butterflies” counting activity and a French-language track.