Wee See DVD Review and Giveaway. Gentle Visual Stimulation for Babies.

Wee See DVD Review and Giveaway.  Gentle Visual Stimulation for Babies.

Picture 20When I came across the Wee See DVD’s and learned what they were about, I was instantly intrigued.  I let my son watch TV; he watches DVD’s meant for babies, and sees adult shows while I watch TV.  When he was younger, and going through an extremely fussy stage, I gave in and put a Baby Einstein DVD in.  It wasn’t to make him smarter, (who did they think they were kidding with that?) it was to entertain him so that I could take a breather.  He loved it, and calmed down for a few minutes.

If I had known about the Wee See DVD’s back then, I would have snapped them up!  The concept behind Wee See isn’t to “teach” your baby how to solve equations or speak Mandarin.  Wee See has a different approach.

Part art installation, part pacifier, Wee See is a collection of black-and-white animations built from basic shapes to delight both child and parent. As vision develops slowly over the first months of life, Wee See provides surfaces of bold, well-defined artwork to engage your baby’s curious mind and bring the screen to vibrant life.

With great sensitivity to the delicate nature of the audience, Wee See’s animations move methodically slow and maintain an extraordinary simplicity yet remain endlessly inventive.

With both DVDs containing an original score by Tim DeLaughter, each moment has extra meaning. The same level of playfulness and care at the heart of the imagery also shines through in the music.

wee see – collection one from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.

As soon as the DVD’s arrived I popped them in. I had a friend over, and her baby is one month older than my son. I was worried that they would both be too old for the DVD’s.  They aren’t frantic or loud or exciting at all.  The images are relaxing and eye popping in black and white.  The babies watched for a time, my son was more captivated than his friend.  She toddled off and he kept his eyes on the screen for a few minutes.  After he left to explore and play, I kept the DVD on.  I enjoyed the gentle music and found myself watching the clever images.  In fact, the images remind me very much of the artwork for Zwan’s one and only album, Mary Star of the Sea.  The album was in color but the modern and clean lines were gorgeous!  VH1 also used similar artwork for their show Best Week Ever.

Fletcher has since watched the DVD a few times.  It won’t keep him rapt for a long time, but he does follow the screen and watch the different motions.  He is 13 months, and the imagery is designed for younger babies.  I do know I can’t wait to try this on a younger baby.  I believe it will hold their attention for longer.  I think back to the early days with my son, and how many times I couldn’t take a shower or use the restroom for fear of him crying.  Wee See, I needed you.

You can order the DVD’s from Wee See’s website.  Both DVD’s in the collection will run you 35.00, or 20.00 for Collection 1 or Collection 2.  I say, well worth the investment.  I would rather hear the beautiful music from Wee See than Blue’s Clues.  These DVD’s would make a unique and useful Baby Shower gift as well!

If you want to finally get a shower or make a sandwich in peace, you are in luck!

Picture 21Wee See is giving away a Wee See DVD to one of DDL’s fabulous readers!

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***Open to US and Canadian Residents!***

I was not compensated for this review, however the product sent was kept free of charge.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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    Their website is an adventure! I was really surprised at how their creativity sparked mine. The more I saw, the more I wanted to see. Suddenly I wanted to pick up a paint brush, compose a song or write a poem. You mentioned in your review that you “enjoyed the gentle music and found (yourself) watching the clever images.” I think there is some inspiration to take away from Wee See. You mentioned “In fact, the images remind me very much of the artwork for Zwan’s one and only album, Mary Star of the Sea. The album was in color but the modern and clean lines were gorgeous!” I agree. There is much to admire in Wee See’s creation and I would be so delighted to share it with our newborn.