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Oum Early-Learning DVD

Oum Productions Inc.

Get ready to sing, dance, and play! Created for toddlers and preschoolers, Oum is an energizing, interactive, early-learning game on DVD. Winner of the Tillywig Brain Child Award and 2010 DVD of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine, this DVD is sure to entertain, educate, and stimulate your child's senses.

This DVD features three colorful and talented Muppet-like characters, very similar to the ones seen on Sesame Street. Oum, the main character, invites children to watch and interact with his two friends, Mimi and Coco, who teach early-learning concepts through music and physical activity. Mimi is bright pink, wears ribbons, and loves to laugh and sing, and Coco is a brown mouse who likes to move.

The DVD is divided into three separate sessions that last about 15 minutes each. In session 1, children play the Statue Game and Dance, sing a nursery rhyme with Mimi about body parts, and learn about rhythm by moving along to fast and slow music. In session 2, children learn about intensity of sound by soft and loud clapping and learn about tempo through a song about a ferret. Children learn about high and low pitch, and Coco reinforces the identification of body parts. In session 3, children sing and act out a song about a mouse, pretend to be a growing plant, and mimic animal sounds and movements.

I watched Oum with my daughter who will turn six in June, and she thought she was a little too old for the DVD. However, having worked in daycare many years ago, I know this DVD would have been a huge hit in the toddler room! I think it would be perfect in daycare and preschool settings, where children are motivated by each other to get up and move along, or in homes where there are young children ages 1-5. Also, children who are familiar with Sesame Street will most likely be drawn to Oum and his friends. I think three of my nephews who are age 4 and under will enjoy watching this DVD when I pass it along to them!

To view a demo and other clips from Oum, visit . The website also provides several online purchasing options and a list of retailers. Prices vary but seem to start around $17.00. You can also download five original songs absolutely free. Check it out today!


Product review by Brandi Tesreau, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, March 2011

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