Around my house, Barbie is a well known, much-loved character. We have tons of Barbie dolls, Barbie clothes, Barbie cars, and almost every single Barbie movie that has been released. (We’re missing 4 in our collection, and Lucy reminds me every time she watches any other Barbie movie that we need to get those 4 movies.)
On January 5, 2010, a brand new Barbie DVD was introduced called Sing Along with Barbie. Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to receive a copy of the DVD, and boy, did that make Lucy’s day!
Before I get to my review, here’s a little about the DVD:
Sing, dance and dream with Barbie™ and friends in her very first collection of sing-along songs from Barbie™ Entertainment. Easy-to-follow, on-screen lyrics let you perform your favorite Barbie™ songs like never before. Relive the adventure and magic from classic Barbie™ movie moments through twelve memorable melodies.
My Review (with help from Lucy) of Sing Along with Barbie
When I was a little girl, I loved playing with Barbie. I’d spend hours in my room, fixing her hair, finding the perfect outfit, and sending her on a date with Ken. Now, I’ve got my own little girl who loves Barbie as much as I did all those years ago. And Barbie sure has come a long way! Lucy loves the Barbie movies, and her favorite part is the singing. I love to put the DVDs in, just because watching her is even more fun than the movie itself! She will dance and sing along at the top of her lungs. And if she doesn’t know the words? That’s ok. She just makes them up. To her, it doesn’t matter what words she’s singing, just as long as she’s singing.
So, when Mom Central offered me the chance to review the newest Barbie DVD, how could I say no?
When the packaged arrived, Lucy’s face lit up. We had to pop it into the DVD player immediately. The first time through, Lucy sat and didn’t move. There was an introduction to each song, and then the words came on the screen so that you could sing along. Since Lucy’s only 3, the words didn’t help her much, but I do like the fact that it will help encourage reading and getting the words right as she gets older.
As soon as all 12 songs had played through, Lucy turned to me and said, “Ok, Mama. Play it again.” So, I played it again. This time, she jumped up, dancing and singing along with every one of the songs – even the ones from the movies that we don’t have! We have officially watched this DVD about 50 times, and Lucy never gets tired of it. She never stops singing along, and she never stops dancing.
Watch as Lucy sings along with a clip from the DVD:
She has had a ball with this movie!
The only thing that Lucy would have liked more is a longer sing along movie, with more songs. The DVD is only 37 minutes long, and it really seems to go by in a flash. I guess they’ll just have to come out with a Sing Along with Barbie 2. 🙂
You can purchase the Sing Along with Barbie DVD at local retailers or online from Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and Target.com. At a list price of only $14.98, (and cheaper most places you look – Target has it for just $9.99!), it’s a very reasonable price to pay and make the little girl in your life smile. Easter is quickly coming up, and this would make the perfect Easter basket stuffer – and a great way to avoid all that candy!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Mattel. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.