I just got the 26 DVD Baby Einstein collection for my little one and I'm a little surprised that there is no recommended viewing order.
I can't imagine that learning numbers, colors, sounds, etc. are all equally recommended to start with. There is no numbering on the disks, but there is something like a color code... at least my observation is such that the disks have labels printed monochromatically, some are blue, green, red, or brown.
The one called "Baby's First Sounds" has no language selection feature, but appears to be teaching baby how to make sounds like "aah" or "buh" but is associating these sounds with English French and Spanish words equally. For example "ba ba baaaby", "ah ah los abeha", "ah ah anyu". What am I missing here? Is it teaching multiple languages? That doesn't seem very primary.
On the other hand, the "Baby Van Gogh" teaches colors at a very primary level, as expected.
What order should these be viewed in?
I did some more research. The color coding is to denote volume. Volume 1 has a recommended age range of 0 to 24 months. Volume 2 has a recommended age range of 6 to 18 months. I don't know about the others.
Baby's First Sounds, the DVD I started with is the black sheep of the series. Widely recognized as a terrible product for teaching baby's first sounds with 5 different languages mixed in a random.
Thus far the viewing order appears to be: Volume 1, Volume 2, the other volumes at random minus "Baby's First Sounds". Baby's First Sounds goes in the trash.
Assume my child is whatever age is appropriate for watching TV, that's the purpose of this question.
Feel free to recommend an order that specifically omits disks of questionable quality, or even omitting the video/sound of other disks, etc.
Much like most popular Star Wars viewing orders omit Episode 1, my incomplete "so far" viewing order would be:
1. Anything with focus on music. Possibly only with sound.
Specifically Omit: Baby's First Sounds, as it is garbage.
I am hoping for an answer from someone who knows the content of these DVDs and can at least minimally comment on said content.