We got the Laurie Berkner DVD right after we saw the ad for it on Nick Jr.
My daughter (10 months) would stop whatever she was doing to watch some of the videos on Nick like "Who's That?" and "5 years old". So once we saw they were making a DVD we jumped on it.
And sure enough she loves it. With the exception of 1 or 2 songs all of the songs on this DVD are fun and some are just silly. Lauries music is constantly encouraging the kids to participate. My daughter knows when to clap and even make the Octopus sound during the "Pig on your head" song.
Most of the songs even my wife and I like with the exception of the "Clouds" song and "On the farm".
The Moose and Zee interludes are kinda cheesy and my daughter seems to loose attention during them after she's watched the DVD a few times. But the Moose and Zee songs include a couple that she really likes like "Everywhere I go".
Here's a list of the songs you'll find (not sure of the names);
5 Days Old
Cat Came Back
In the Clouds (probably my daughter and I's least favorite on the disc)
I'm a Mess
I'm me and you're you
I'm not perfect
I Really Love to Dance
On the Farm
Pig On Her Head
Rocket Ship Run
Fast and Slow
From Moose and Zee you'll get;
Everywhere I go
Music Makes Me
Were Goin On A Trip
Word of Wonder
The production value varies but is usually pretty good don't expect High Def or anything but it's nice and clear, there's some interlacing so if you have a newer TV with progressive scan you'll notice it but I really doubt it will make a difference to your kids.
Most of the videos feature little kids running around dancing, singing, clapping and having fun which catches and holds my daughters attention. Seeing the little kids do things seems to also help encourage her to mimic them and participate in the song and dance.
I really only have one gripe and bear with me here. This DVD has an insane amount of copy protection. For most folks that wont be a big deal, but we like to rip our movies to our media PC and stash the DVD's so they don't get ruined. One benefit to this is instant access and another is that if the songs are ripped separately you can make a playlist and only play the songs you like. You can also easily bring the movies along on a laptop or back them up to an external pocket drive and watch them at grandma's without toting a box full of DVD's. We do this for my daughter with movies, music etc. It's a lot like ripping music to your ipod, but instead your just putting your movies on your media drive.
However this DVD was so protected that it took me over a week before I could finally find an application that would let me get it on my computer.
Now I understand copy protection but it was a bit ridiculous, especially for some kids songs. In the DVD player I also couldn't bypass the 10 minutes of advertisements which was incredibly annoying.
So it loses 1 star for that but based on my daughters reaction I'd have to say I recommend getting this DVD, it's a lot of fun.
My wife and I sing the songs to her now when we're in the car and she claps when appropriate and of course makes the octopus sound... it's pretty darn cute.