Mini Maestro, a tiny, tuxedoed conductor with an unruly head of rainbow-hued hair, leads the way to various
On a lighter, but-no-less-meaningful note, Rock ’n’ Learn: Nursery Rhymes (Rock ’n’ Learn/Big Kids Video, 800-477-7811, $14.95, ages ) serves up life lessons, Mother Goose-style. Kindly Mother Goose, along with her children Sister Goose and Brother Goose (who plays electric guitar to “jazz up” many of the favorite rhymes performed here), presents more than 40 of her best-known works. A few original tunes and some structured banter among the various songs and animations encourage children to be careful, polite and considerate. Colorful vignettes reinforce these themes. Now, anyone who didn’t realize it before will know that Humpty Dumpty should not have been climbing a high wall without adult supervision.
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Shannon Maughan is a freelance writer and editor specializing in children’s media.
From United Parenting Publications, February 2002.