I usually don't write reviews but I couldn't help it because I'm so thankful to this CD!
I ordered this CD from Japan hoping it would help my son to learn English. At first, I was a little bit disappointed as it contained more music than speech. But as I listened to it over and over, I realized how tasteful the music was. Of all the CDs I bought for my son, this is the only one so far I never got tired of.
I could see it had a soothing effect on my baby, so I started using it as his bedtime music. He has been listening to this CD every evening for over a year ever since he was born. I also play it on the go on my iphone when he has a tantrum.
Of course it's not just the music but the stories are good, as you probably know. I like the way the narrators whisper the stories along with the quiet flow of music.
I have bought the books of all the stories contained in this CD. My son has started enjoying the pictures in the books recently. I hope one day he will figure out by himself that these pictures match the sound he has been listening to.
I loved 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' book as a small child, im 27 now and have a 8week old son of my own, so I just had to buy him the book and toys. This is a beautiful little gift set, at excellent value. The book is timeless and the toy is small, bright and well made, just perfect for little hands and the vivid colours will capture a babies imagination. I cant recommend this enough, I am buying 2 more sets for friends babies too!