Baby Einstein Neptune's Oceans Discovery Kit Review and #Giveaway

I am pleased to be reviewing one of the three new Baby Einstein kits that come complete with a DVD, CD and either a book or flash cards!  I have been a fan of Baby Einstein products since Liam was born, and these new products are a more complete way to reinforce the concepts being taught in each one!
Baby Einstein, an award-winning leader of infant products, proudly add[ed] three new products –Baby Lullaby, Neptune’s Oceans & World of Rhythm - to its line-up of recently unveiled Baby Einstein Discovery Kits on February 22, 2011. Baby Einstein Discovery Kits, which are specifically designed for babies up to two-years of age, help parents introduce babies to the beautiful worlds of classical music, nature and the arts through integrated multimedia kits

The set we received was the new level 2 kit:
Neptune’s Oceans  - Dive in with your little explorer for a voyage of undersea discovery! Journey across Neptune’s Oceans to encounter amazing marine life in their natural habitats. Penguins, whales, dolphins, sea lions and crabs come to life in engaging musical portraits. Together, you and your baby will ride a tide of fun as you explore this wondrous new world!
Erik, who has been responding to music almost since birth when his daddy would play 'babycize' music for him and he'd flail about and pose:

Now that he's older and wiser, the Baby Einstein: Neptune's Oceans Discovery Kit (DVD, + CD and Discovery Cards) is holding his attention, and better yet, holding his four year old brother's attention too!   I love that, unlike many of the DVD's out there, the Neptune's Ocean DVD uses real images rather than cartoons, and has selected bright, spectacular scenes that even mommy can appreciate and has also included a fabulous cd and flashcards.
Erik isn't into the flashcards yet, but they have been a big hit with Liam and we've been using them to supplement his language flash cards and build his vocabulary of things like coral reefs, dolphins and his new favorite thing - PENGUINS!  Even if he's playing in his room on a different floor, the minute anyone mentions penguins or they come on the DVD, he's there!
I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed by this package, and the way that it fits together.  Even Robyn can be drawn into watching the DVD, the scenes are so beautiful.   The CD is also great - especially for the car - it reinforces what happens on the DVD and is a great addition to the package.  

The Ocean Wonders Discovery kit is one of three new kits available; the other two are:
Level One (Experience) 
Baby Lullaby - Take your baby on a soothing journey with classical lullabies by Bach, Brahms and Mozart. Enjoy relaxing ocean waves, sweet puppet shows, and tranquil images. From fun time to rest time, BabyLullaby is the perfect way to spend special time with your baby.

Level Three (Expression)
World of Rhythm Your little one will want to keep a beat, snap his fingers and march his feet! Join new characters Pillie, the musical woodpecker, and Coco, the dancing cockatoo, and share the excitement of rhythm with your babyWorld of Rhythm explores rhythm in music, rhythm in nature and rhythm as a form of expression. It’s a fun way to encourage children to express themselves through singing, dancing, clapping and playing!

The other cool thing is that when you purchase Baby Einstein products you can enroll in the The Baby Einstein Rewards Program

In November, 2010, the Baby Einstein Company launched The Baby Einstein Rewards Program, a customer loyalty program created just for families and powered by Disney Movie Rewards. As part of this program, The Baby Einstein Company includes “Magic Codes” inside the packaging of every Discovery Kit for Baby Einstein Reward members to enter as part of their account and be able to earn and accrue reward points. Reward points can then later be redeemed for a variety of great products including strollers, baby bouncers, books, CDs, DVDs and more. The Baby Einstein Rewards Program is only valid for members who live in the U.S. and Canada and excludes Quebec.
 In 2011, The Baby Einstein Company is expanding their rewards program to any newly released product from their full-breadth of product lines including baby toys, books, gear and CDs. Visit the Baby Einstein Rewards site for more information on this program.

You can purchase Baby Einstein Discovery kits at retailers throughout the US and Canada or you can WIN your own Baby Einstein Discovery Kit here on Acting Balanced.

The Rules:
All entries must be received by March 18th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.  
Contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.
Winner will be chosen from all entries by and verified before announcing.  Winner will be notified on this blog and by email and will have 48 hours to confirm their acceptance of the prize as awarded.

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Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost for the purposes of completing my review.  All opinions are my own.