When my husband and I were young we remember watching the Electric Company. Now that we have two young children of our own we thought that they might enjoy it too! Well, it was a hit! Both our 5 and 3 year old love it! It brings reading and phonics to kids in a way that they like. They want to watch an episode every night. Plus, it was enjoyable watching and bringing back childhood memories that both my husband and I had as children. It was nice to see that a show that is 30 years old still brings enjoyment to children today. It was defininately worth buying.
My preschooler loves The Electric Company. I watched it with him the first time since I had told him it was something I had watched as a little kid. He loves it! His favorite character is Fargo North. He's learned a lot from watching it once or twice. A definite must-have.
It's everything I remembered, and more. A two year old was with me when I started watching it, and was riveted to the television. I'd forgotten what an excellent way this was to learn, until I heard her begin to say "ch"... "air"... "chair"!
I bought this DVD set because I remember LOVING Electirc Company as a kid. My kids weren't as enthusastic as I expected. They liked it, but not what I expected. My kids much prefer the SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK video to this one. Both DVD's are good, but I think School House may give you more repeat entertainment value. This DVD is more of a classic, collector's piece for those who grew up in the seventies. This DVD is for the parents who remember when Electric Company was one of the main educational shows in town, and when tv's had rabbit ears to receive only had 4 channels! Buy this DVD for yourself, and for the memoribilla impact, not necessarily to entertain your kids. I still recommended it. I enjoyed it, even if the kids weren't that interested. BUY IT and Enjoy a great trip down memory lane!