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Comments & Letters from Parents, Teachers and Speech Therapists

I introduced our little boy to the Baby Bumble Bee DVD'S early on and he immediately became fixated on them, concentrating intently as he watched. After seeing how our son responded to the learning videos, I purchased the Bumble Bee flash cards and ordered more of your learning DVD'S. At age one, he was able to identify an enormous amount of objects by name. By 18 months he was reading single words from the flash cards and would follow along and repeat the words displayed on the videos!!

Our son was born premature and is enrolled in a developmental program consisting of a team of doctors and specialists who track his development. We were told to expect some developmental delays however, what we have witnessed is the complete opposite. We have been informed that he has an extensive vocabulary directly attributed to the these learning videos and use of flash cards.

It took me a while before I realized he was actually reading. I discovered his skill during an exercise with your flash cards, specifically the "Colors & Shapes". He was able to identify "spots", "checks" "polka dots" and"triangle" among a few, knowing my husband and I did NOT teach him that. He could not possibly distinguish between the color "silver" and "grey" yet, when I produced your color flash cards, he was able to do so because he was actually reading the description listed below the color. I video taped him as he sounded out the letters and watched in amazement as I produced the flash card upside down, and he would turn it right side up enabling him to read the description. I can only attribute his early ability to read to your"ABC" video. That video is superior to your competitors because you actually introduce how letters are formed to make words as well as introduce lower and upper case letters and letter sounds. Clearly our son has acquired this skill at such an early age due to your learning material and I HIGHLY recommend your videos/ DVD'S to everyone!!

The only material our son watches on the television are your learning videos and he has expressed no interest in watching cartoons or any cartoon type learning videos. I believe the fact that you use children in your video's is one reason, coupled with your music and colorful introductions. I am so grateful for your products and I thank you for all the effort you put into making them!

- C. Sloane, CA


My daughter is 2 years and two months, but her speech hadn't really taken off like we were hoping. I take some of the blame, since it's just me and her during the day, and I'm not the most talkative person on the planet. She didn't have the biggest of vocabularies. When she wanted more milk or juice, she simply hit me in the leg with her cup, lol. Our pediatrician was really getting concerned, although I knew she was ok.

We've had the Baby Bumblebee DVD's for less than a week, and she's already learned about 90% of the first one. My husband and I are already talking about trading it in for the second. It's also seeming to make her more receptive to things not on the DVD. For example, a few days ago and for the first time, she handed me her cup and said, "All gone." I'm just stunned by the improvement we've seen in her since we started working with her on the video.

I can't leave her alone with the videos, however. When I did that one day to sneak in a shower, I came out to find her playing with her kitten and paying no attention to the video. I think it helps if I'm there to redirect her attention to the TV. But it's really peaceful to put her and her infant sister in front of the video for half an hour each day and catch up on a bit of knitting while I act excited about the video. ("Oooh, look! It's a firetruck/teddy bear/baby!")

Seriously, Audrey's vocabulary has increased by 50% since we started with Baby Bumblebee. Thank you so much for providing me with a tool to get her to start talking!

- Bev M.


Hi, my 3 1/2 year old son has chronic ear infections. After many operations, we hope we finally have is problem under control. But, because of is 16 ear infections in 20 months. You can imagine that he is a little late in developing is speech. When you can't ear, you can't talk.

I have been researching on the internet to see what we can do to help him learn how to speak while he is waiting to start is speech therapy next month. I read that these DVDs were recommended. I have to say, I had my doubts. But, after one week of him watching these DVDs. We already see a difference. Plus, he loves them. He demands to watch them every night. He loves Motorized Madness, Opposites, Crazy for colors and Alphabet.

I am extremely, extremely please with product. When you see your child suffer for many month because of a virus that refuses to go away. Then you see your child have really bad temper tantrum because you can't understand what he's trying to tell you and he doesn't understand what you are trying to tell him. AND suddenly, in a period of 3 weeks, he makes sentences and he's able to count from 1 to 10. I CAN UNDERSTAND MY CHILD. IT IS THE MOST AMAZING FEELING OF RELIEF.


- Caroline, Montreal Canada  


Hi. I just wanted to say thank you for the videos. My daughter started watching them at six months and by the time she was 9 months could say 10 words. By the time she was 1 she could say over 50 words and by the time she was 18 months was saying thousands (anything you asked her.) Not only that she was saying big words like hippopatumus and university. Plus she was also speaking in sentences and singing whole songs by then (like Amazing Grace.) She just turned 3 last month and is so verbal I find it hard to believe she is only 3. As do her preschool teachers. Everyone is amazed at how much she can comprehend as well. I really do attribute this to your videos. I think they are invaluable and I just started my 5 month old son on them. I'll let you know his progress. Thanks again.

- Carol D. / Houston, TX


Hi, I just wanted to drop you all a line to let you know how WONDERFUL my family thinks your videos are. At age 1, I bought my son the Vocabulary Builder 1 video and by age 2, he had gone through them all (Vol.5) knowing EVERY word on each tape. So that meant at the very least he learned 115 words in a year! He responds best to videos with real people/children in them so it was no problem for him to grasp all of the words quickly. I bought a cartoon type video that helps children learn letters yet he rarely even looks at the tv when it is on.

He is 2 now and I purchased Baby Math I and Action Words I. Although he knows his numbers through 20 as far as saying them, he is instantly attracted to the Baby Math video. I can tell already that a light is going off that numbers are used to count things.

I am very impressed with the Action Words video as well and I am sure it will help him speak better sentences. And, although he knows all of his alphabet, I am looking forward to purchasing your alphabet video that I didn't know you all had. I wished before that you all had one. We used Baby's First Impression alphabet video. He learned his alphabet but there is still not the attraction and the true learning going on. For instance, we have their numbers video and I know he has not learned the concept of counting.

What I like about your method also is that it is simple so there is not so much going so as to hinder the learning process. The music is at such a nice level that my son has occasionally gone to sleep at night to one of your videos. I recommend your videos to all of my friends and family. So, all in all, keep up the EXCELLENT work!

- T. / Athens, GA


My son Tyler, 2 1/2 responded immediately to the Math Video and then
we followed that up the sequencing and that's when I would find him counting things all over the house!! Now we have the colors, alphabet and are ordering the opposites one. Tyler will only watch real people and kids on TV and isn't exposed to any other program besides Sesame Street. My husband and I know he has learned so much from your educational videos and for that it was absolutely money well spent! Thank you so much.

- Maria S.


Dear Baby Bumble Bee,
I am a busy working mom and have never actually written this type of review, but really wanted to share how much my husband and I value your products.

We bought Vocabulary Builder #4 for our son Brandon when he was about six months old. He loved it immediately and over the months it was one of the things that would calm him when he was cranky. We later purchased #1 and #5. By 18 months he knew over 100 words. Now Brandon is two and has a wonderfully large vocabulary, speaks in sentences and talks constantly. Combined with our reading to Brandon at an early age, fostering a love of reading and engaging him in conversation, we really, in part, credit your videos for his speech development. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

- Debra R. / New York


We definitely started our 21-month-old daughter, Hallie, on "entertainment only" t.v. and videos too soon, and, as a result, we noticed her speech development was slightly behind. I panicked until I found your website. I was afraid that because she was used to "entertainment only" that she wouldn't respond as well to your videos, but I bought the 10-Volume Set anyway. To our pleasant surprise, she took to the videos almost right away! She can say all 69 words from the first 3 Vocabulary Builder videos - she even runs around trying to find the objects in our own home to show to us. I just wanted to say thank you so much for developing such a wonderful teaching tool to help parents to help children achieve their best!

- Kimberly N. / Provo, Utah


My 2 1/2 year old grandson was...just gibbering...
"My 2 1/2 year old grandson was not talking in English-just gibbering his own language. The minute his mother started playing tape 1, he would sit, enthralled, and after a week, he started saying the words. Now he has mastered tape 2. He still continues to jabber on, but he stops when he sees a recognizable object and says the word for it. We are completely grateful for the simplistic, but effective way you have presented the basic vocabulary for a child. Thank you so much."

- Pat


Just to say thanks for the great videos. We have videos from several different early child development companies. We like them all. However, we particularly appreciate the strong educational context from which the BabyBumbleBee videos come. Additionally, we really like that the kids are so normal looking. In fact, not all children are physically beautiful, but they all do have the capacity to learn. Thank you for demonstrating that.

- Virginia & Mark D.


"I have 15 month old twins. A boy and a girl. They received the vocabulary builder tapes 1, 2, and 3 for their one year birthday. The first time I played the 1st tape, the next day my daughter turned to me and pointed to her eyes and said "eyes". My son soon followed. Now they point to their eyes, and nose. They can say a lot of the words from all the tapes (cookie, shoes, cow, etc.) I love these tapes and cannot wait until more are released!
Alex, loves your videos. His vocabulary far exceeds the other children in his playgroup. Not only does he recognize the objects in the video but he recognizes them in his books and when we are out and about. My 15-month-old son has a vocabulary of almost 50 words."

- Heidi H.


"I just received the Bee Smart Baby™ Vocabulary Builder Volume 2 and had to write to tell you how pleased I am with the language development videos you have created. My husband and I watch the videos with our baby Katie.
"Katie was 12 months old when she started watching Volume 1 and 15 months old with Volume 2. We all enjoy watching them and are amazed at how quickly Katie's vocabulary is increasing day by day. Katie Seems to interact with these videos a great deal more than with the other early development videos we have purchased for her. She is entranced and entertained by all the videos, and can be calmed down and lulled to sleep by the repetition of the other videos. We particularly enjoy your early language videos , we get to see immediate results with them. Katie shouts out the words with the visual images. We especially like the mixing of real and toy images. We know she is most excited when she sees other children, so with the visual images being presented with children, she is most apt to pay close attention to them.
"When we took Katie for her 15 month checkup with her pediatrician, the physician asked us to estimate the number of words that she clearly makes us understand. We were proudly able to tell her about 30. The pediatrician then informed us that some toddlers this age could only verbalize a few words that included Mama & Dada. We feel that your videos have significantly added to Katies verbal skills."

- Anita / Columbus, OH


"My daughter has the Vocabulary series 1-5 and loves them! She started watching the videos at 12 months and the rate that she was learning the words was amazing! These videos keep her attention to this day and that's after a year of having them! Recently we purchased the Numeracy video and again, my daughter (24 months) tuned right into the video. I have been trying to teach her to count, but in reality all I did was help her to memorize numbers. She can count to 20 but could not clap 5 times or tell me that there are 3 bananas in front of her. After watching this video only 2 times she can now COUNT objects. I am amazed at the progress she has achieved just by watching these videos. I look forward to the next Numeracy volume! Happy Learning."

- Stamie / Alpharetta, GA


"I'm about to order your newest video, Baby Math, and I wanted you to know my strong feelings about your product line. I bought your entire Vocabulary Builder series when my daughter was just 4 months old, now at 9 months old she still loves the videos just as much as her first viewing! I have tried the Baby Einstein and Baby Mozart videos but they just don't hold her interest, your tapes have her from beginning to end. Every night after bath time she watches two of your 30-minute videos - she never lets out a peep - even if we walk in front of her - she stays completely focused on the show. This hour of time each night has been priceless for myself and my husband, as well as for our daughter --- thank you!
" I hope the new Math video will capture her attention the way the Vocabulary videos have --- it is a great comfort in knowing that my daughter is having so much fun learning! Thank you."

- Marla / Wesley Chapel, FL


"My 13 month old son Eric loves your videos! He comes running as soon as he hears the music. He also knows every word on video one and two. At our last visit to the doctor his pediatrician commented on his language development and said he seemed 2-3 months ahead. The tapes have helped! Thank you so much for such wonderful products. I'm starting him on Vocabulary Builder 3 this week!"

- Jennifer / Exton, PA


"I want to give special KUDOS to BabyBumbleBee for a fantastic video series. My son Austin is 10 months old and I have been playing his BabyBumbleBee videos (Vocab 1,2,3) since he was 4 months old. As soon as he hears the music, he gets so excited he will jump up and down in his bouncer and starts pointing to the television. Austin will watch two entire videos in one sitting. Intially, I was concerned about starting him so young watching television. I decided if he was going to watch TV, I wanted him to watch something he could learn.
"I have experimented with other videos like Barney, Elmo, Baby Mozart but none capture his attention like the Baby BumbleBee nor do they offer the consistency. I like the way the videos use different ways of illustrating a particular object then repeat the vocabulary words at the end of the video. He is already attempting to say words like "Baby." He has learned objects from these videos like hat (and where to wear the hat), dog and cat. When he sees an animal he growls (he's imitatating the lion). I am so satisfied with these videos I have recently placed an order for the math and Spanish videos. Thank you!!!!"

- Elizabeth R. / Tampa, FL


"Hello, I am the mother of twin girls!!! They were premature and have had a pretty rough time with developing. We are getting occupational and speech therapy and soon will start with physical therapy. We have only the first vocabulary video at the present time, but my girls have to see this every day!!! They smile at the babies and have actually started to repeat some of the words! They actually say more back to the video than they do to their therapist!!!"

- Laney B.


My wife and I purchased the entire Baby Bumble Bee series for our daughter who has been diagnosed with PDD/autism. At age 2 and prior to purchasing these videos, she could say maybe 3 words. Now, at age 2 1/2, through these videos and a home-based ABA program, she can say over 100 words and is well on her way to being "recovered." Our daughter can't get enough of these videos and always asks specifically for "Bee." The Baby Bumble Bee videos are amazing in the results they have produced in our daughter and well worth every penny. We highly recommend them.

- JB from Des Moines, IA


"Hi, Just wanted to say your videos are AWESOME! Forget Elmo and Barney! THESE are the ones my little boy, Andrew, begs to watch. He's two years old and has been in speech therapy for about six months for significant language delays. I'm am thrilled that there are videos like yours out there that are especially helpful for families like ours. We just ordered the Baby Math 1 video and I can't wait to show it to Andrew. From now on whenever I need a baby or birthday gift, I'll be visiting your site. Thanks!"

- Jenny / Tampa, FL


I just wanted to tell you how great your videos are. I am the mother of an Autistic 3 year old child. Recently I purchased all three volumes of the vocabulary builders. He has been watching them so much. He loves them! Since watching your videos his vocabulary has improved tremendously. I thank God for you and your company! I can hardly wait to purchase the other videos. My child's speech pathologist was also very impressed with the videos. By the way, he loves your videos as much as he loves Toy Story. No joke!! Thanks so much.

-- Jennifer Las Vegas, NV


We have a six year old son who has autism. He was completely non-verbal until he was past his fourth birthday, despite help from early intervention, speech and language therapy through the hospital and occupational therapy. He was also attending a preschool for kids with disabilities.

Many things came together to help Charlie learn language, one of them was the Baby Bumblebee tapes and later the DVDs. We started with them when he was much younger and when he finally did start talking many of the phrases were off of the tapes. At first it was just repeating what was said (echolalia), but later the words became meaningful to him.

He has also learned to sight read all of those words and type many of them as well. It was with great foresight that you included the spelling for each of the words and concepts presented.

One thing that I love is that while teaching kids with autism words is important, my son learned to express himself emotionally from your tapes. The emotions that he saw on Otis and Olivia at the park were eye-opening to him. He loves that movie.

Thanks for the videos. We keep buying them. This time I am buying the alphabet and phonics movie and the Opposites movie. Charlie has no concept of opposites yet and I am hoping that this will help him.

-- Janet B. PA


I rarely contact a company to praise their product, but I could not let another day go by without thanking you for your fabulous product. My husband and I were concerned that our two year old, (now three), was autistic or that he had a very severe speech problem. I found your advertisement on the web and decided to try them out (I ordered the 5 vocabulary builder set). After a month he could say half of the tape’s words before they did and now he says them all. He has even learned how to spell the words. I have told so many family members and friends about these wonderful tapes. I only wish you would contact more preschools for speech impaired children about them. My son will go to preschool for speech because we had enrolled him last spring but I am sure he would be fine with out it now. I spoke with his teacher and she had not heard of these tapes. I really believe that if I had not bought these tapes my son would not have progressed as far as he has. These tapes have been a life saver for my husband and myself (we were worried sick about our son). I do not know why these tapes clicked with my son but they have and the classical music is so soothing to him.

--Joanne D.


My wife and I purchased the entire Baby Bumble Bee series for our daughter who has been diagnosed with PDD/autism. At age 2 and prior to purchasing these videos, she could say maybe 3 words. Now, at age 2 1/2, through these videos and a home-based ABA program, she can say over 100 words and is well on her way to being "recovered." Our daughter can't get enough of these videos and always asks specifically for "Bee." The Baby Bumble Bee videos are amazing in the results they have produced in our daughter and well worth every penny. We highly recommend them.

--JB from Des Moines, IA


The Baby BumbleBee series has been a wonderful and essential tool in educating my autistic daughter. In addition to the limited vocabulary she has acquired it has helped her with appropriate play, interaction with other children and eye contact. The mesh of T.V., music, children at play, and repetition holds her attention so that now she repeats back every word on the Baby BumbleBee series. She even anticipates what is coming next! Thank you so much!!

-- Eileen C. Idaho City, ID


"My two year old son was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder this past summer and was almost nonverbal with only a few approximation of words". He was already receiving Early Intervention and making many strides in other areas yet he was still nonverbal. My husband came upon the Baby Bumble Bee web site and figured we would try anything. We ordered the 1st vocabulary Baby Bumble Bee Video to see if he liked them. He not only loved them, within a few days of watching the video he was saying every word on that Volume, even without the verbal prompt and with our help he was carrying on those words to actual things in his environment. Henceforth we ordered the entire set and his vocabulary is kicking in full speed ahead. His Speech Therapist was amazed when she observed him watching the videos and repeating every word. Another wonderful aspect of the videos is that they depict many different pictures of each word. This helps children with PDD to learn to generalize. Thank You

-- Mary M. Wappinger Falls, NY


Hello...just wanted to thank you for your great products. Although I have only seen a few minutes of the first video, I was amazed at the response of the children watching it. I am a veteran speech pathologist who specializes in early intervention with children with language delays and developmental disabilities. I am constantly looking for products to help parents follow through with therapy tasks during the week. Generally, I am not fond of videos. But, your video was PERFECT! I love the simple presentation using examples of function and categorization. I wish all of my kids had these at home! Thank you again!

-- Connie H., M.S. CCC-SLP


Our son has autism and 8 months ago was nonverbal. We started with the numeracy video and when our son began counting everything, we knew we were onto something. We now have all 5 vocabulary builder and the sequencing videos, and Sam knows all the words and can identify them when we see them anywhere. Now we want more! Do you have any other videos? Because autism means he is a very visual learner, and, like any kid, learns well from repetition, videos are a GREAT way of learning. Please let us know; we'd love to test run anything you have in the works as well. Thank you again,

--Naomi – from Maryland


I purchased your videos when I found out my daughter had PDD at two years of age. I was reluctant at first, but purchased the vocabulary building videos. She started out at two words and after watching them and purchasing action words she now has a vocabulary of over 100 words. She loves them and now comes to me and asks for them by name. How wonderful your products are and today I ordered your new releases and have about 11 videos now. Thank you so much, you have helped my child to better communicate with me and for that I will be forever grateful.

Thank You! - H.L.


Dear Baby Bumble Bee,

I want to express my deepest gratitude to Baby Bumble Bee. My 2 ½ year old son was diagnosed with PDD and had minimal speech. Thanks to speech therapy and your videos Tommy now has a vocabulary of over 150 words. When I asked his speech therapist about these tapes she was very skeptical and said that these tapes seldom help, and it wasn't the answer. Well, she was wrong... Tommy talks more with your tapes than with his therapist. (Of course, she was shocked!) He not only learned his colors, but he learned opposites and action words. And the most beautiful thing is... He uses his words appropriately. He even learned how to nod his head to yes and no!!!

Thank you for helping us in one of our darkest moments and helping our child move ahead. If I can suggest one thing to the parents reading these reviews, give Baby Bumble Bee a chance. You won't regret it. There’s nothing like the feeling of hopelessness when it comes to not being able to help your children. This is one way you are able to help and get results. REAL RESULTS!! Please try it, you have nothing to lose and everything the gain. Thank you Baby Bumble Bee. Keep the tapes coming.

-- Sue S. Whitestone, NY


I signed on to look up the word “Autism”, my son is 2 ½ years old and is not talking, he was evaluated by a speech therapist who said he was showing signs of Autism, I had him evaluated by a Developmental Pediatrician who diagnosed him with PDD, however your website popped up, I read first all the comments of parents who stated how wonderful your tapes are. I ordered volume one since my baby is not talking at all, after looking at the tapes for three days, he got a banana off the kitchen counter and brought it to me and said "banana", I could have cried, that is such a milestone to be able to pronounce a three syllable word, I will be viewing your tapes with my son every day, with the help of your tapes and the speech therapist I know my son will be ok.

- Donna from Maryland


Thank you so much for the videos. They are wonderful. The students are now asking for the videos by name. Every Friday we watch a ½ hour video and they now ask for a Baby BumbleBee video to watch. We (the teachers) love them because it helps them to learn vocabulary and encourages them to interact. All it takes is for one of the students to start doing what they are doing on the screen and then they all get into it. It is so neat to see them involved on their own. We all here at Burger School are very appreciative of your generous donation. With all the cuts that occur in the schools, it is hard to be able to come up with extra money for purchases such as yours. Thank you again.

- Sandy Bosker, a Pre-school Teacher for kids with Autism


My 3 1/2 year old Autistic son, Aaron went from one to 2 words to 25 words in one week of watching the video! This is a blessing and I'm so grateful to the creators. We are truly experiencing Aaron's first words since his regression.... He also has not only said the words while watching the video, he is applying those words in a purposeful fashion. This is something we expected would be at least two years away. We have a lot more hope then we did before. I encourage your readers to share my comments to other parents of Autistic Children Thank you from Lisa, Michael and big brother Max for this gift.      

- San Antonio, Texas


A customer's response when we asked if we could use her e-mail on our site.....

"You may use whatever you wish - Jesse is doing so well because of the program that his sp each therapist informed me last night that she believes that the Baby Bumblebee and my working with him has done more for him in the short amount of time than in the 3 months of her working with him prior to the program."

And, the original e-mail.............

"I would like to share with you a continued story of success with your products, my son Jesse who is 3 and autistic, stared on Baby Bumblebee in September of 2004. At the time, he was saying about 10 words. Since then, we have purchased the entire set of DVD's through your company and now, my son is saying complete sentences such as "Sit in the chair" "Sit down" "tickle me" "that's a tree, flower, dog or cat". I can't tell you how much this means to me. I even introduced your program to his Kids Program teacher who is a big "Baby Einstein Fan", after seeing how much the program is helping Jesse, she is now using my DVD's until the school district purchases them for her. The other autistic children in his class love them and even their parents are remarking on how much they are all improving in their speech. I have give out information on your products daily.

Jesse is counting (something he couldn't do before) - he uses a drum and counts each time he "bangs" (that's a new word too)! I would love for you to see the improvement everyday in him. It is astounding. His tantrums caused by limited communication have all but stopped. He interacts with normal children his own age at day care because he can speak to them. He is saying his siblings names, the dog's name, even mine at times.

He has a song that we sing together "Bumble Bee time, Bumble bee time, Come on get in your chair it's bumble bee time" I used to sing it to him on the way home from day care every night before we got in the door so he knew I was going to put on a DVD. Now he sings the song and chooses which DVD he wants to see. And sit he does, right in front of the TV. If some one gets in his way "move the bee is here".

Jesse works hard for his speech, but your product touched him where everything else failed. Every day he learns something, and every day I am grateful for the speech engine that put your web site in front of me.

Keep up your wonderful work. And we are looking forward to looking for your newest teaching tool!"

- Sandra W.


"..... first off, let me tell you how much my son enjoys your products. Alex will be 5 next month and has high functioning autism and apraxia of speech. When he was younger, the baby bumblebee vocabulary builder series really boosted his speech and language learning in an amazing way-- he gained 100 new words within a matter of weeks! His confidence about talking and "trying" his words skyrocketed. Then when he was a little older he fell in love with the math series because numbers are his favorite thing. Now when we play the videos, he points to each object and counts along. His teachers are awed by his math abilities, even compared to the other kids in his typical preschool. So now we're concentrating on emotions and social connected-ness. I bought the series that includes Olivia & Otis because I wanted the other two DVD's and figured it was just a bonus. But it has become my favorite one to watch with Alex because it tells the story using the same patterns as the vocabulary builder series, but also includes emotions and concepts like friendship and playing together. My question is this: Do you have any other stories like that? If not, are you planning to create more? Kids with autism could really benefit from watching a DVD like Olivia & Otis because it takes the baby bumblebee format (which is great for concrete learning and generalization of concepts and is set to calming classical music) and expands it to include some of the issues most challenging for kids like mine. Thank you for the work that you do and good luck in your endeavors! "

- All best wishes, Cathy


My daughter, Ellie, is 5 years old and has pretty severe autism. She is verbal but her functional speech has been quite limited. She loves "baby" videos (Baby Einstein, etc. etc.) but I have to say that the Baby Bumblebee videos have demonstrated themselves to be a cut above in terms of language development. Your videos are so simple and free from distraction, with lovely, enjoyable music in the background. She has taken many of the phrases she is hearing from your "Opposites" and "Action" videos and begun to generalize them all over the house. She'll walk into a closet and say, "I am in the closet", then walk out and say, "Now I am out!" It is adorable and is enabling her to use full sentences for the first time in her life. Ellie and I LOVE your videos. I really think that you should market them more strongly toward children with speech delays. They have made a big difference in my daughter's life, and I can tell that you all have put lots of research, thought, and love into your products. Thank you so much. Sincerely,

- Sharon C. from Roseville, California      


FYI - I am the mom to a 5 year old boy with add & pdd-nos (which is on the autism spectrum). I wanted to echo comments your other readers have posted about these videos. YES - they definitely accelerate language. The calming music, and "repeating" of the lesson, are perfect for children with autism. More importantly - when my child was first diagnosed I wanted to desperately to find something that would help him. Your videos filled my son, and our family with such joy and inspiration, in a very dark time in our lives. My son at 2 had 70 words. After purchasing your videos his language took off. He now has thousands of words, but still has trouble with pragmatics. I rejoice that this is the 'problem' now, and would LOVE to see a video series with 1) pragmatics & 2) more action words. The next step up in language.

Thanks Baby BumbleBee


We purchased this video based solely on the customer reviews. It came 2 days ago and our son, who has autism spectrum disorder, has already said NOSE on the first day and is currently trying to say PLANE and BANANA. His speech therapy has not produced any results - but your video has. He loves the music and the children that are used. I highly recommend it to any parent who is getting frustrated with the lack of results that speech therapy is providing. I honestly cannot believe that it has really started to work for him...but it has. And in such a short amount of time. Thank You So Much!

- Nathan's Mommy, OHIO      


Hi Jonathan,

We received The Baby Bumblebee DVD library set today. What a wonderful resource for us to share with parents who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The CDC reports that approximately 1 in every 166 children born today will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is an 885% increase in the number of children born with ASD ten years ago. My wish in life is that we find a cure for autism; but until then, I am thankful for products like your Baby Bumblebee series and for your business that supports helping children with autism.


Susan Mink M. Ed.
Administrative Director
Mitchell's Place
100 Village Street
Birmingham, Alabama 25242