When I heard that the makers of Signing Time and Baby Signing Time had just released Potty Time, I was so excited! We have always been fans of Signing Time at our house. (We actually own almost every single one of their DVDs). I love the music. I love exposing my children to sign language. I love the vocabulary they learned. I loved that they could communicate their needs with me. It minimized frustration. My kids were all signing between 6 and 8 months. So when Two Little Hands Productions invited me to review Potty Time, I could not wait to get my hands on it. It was conveniently available at the same time we were potty training.
All of the Signing Time and Baby Signing Time DVDs are meant to be watched with a parent, and Potty Time is no different. I sat down with my little girl the day ours arrived, and she was mesmerized from the opening song. The Potty Time DVD features signs for potty terms. Emmy-nominated Rachel Coleman teaches children through sign and song to listen to their bodies. The DVD teaches potty routines and how to deal with accidents in a positive way. There is even a song about celebrating successes! My daughter loves to sing "Let's Celebrate and clap our hands" every time she goes to the potty. She is also quite fond of the "Uh-oh Accident" song. She sings it all the time. She doesn't save it just for bathroom accidents, though. No, she sings it whenever there is any kind of accident... spilling juice, breaking a toy, or "accidentally" hitting a brother who has taken her toy. And, thanks to Potty Time, my two year old can discreetly sign to me that she needs to go potty in places like church and restaurants. A very helpful skill.
If your kids are already Signing Time fans, they will recognize Hopkins, Leah, and Alex. They are featured as animated babies in this video (as in the Baby Signing Time DVDs). And of course, the fabulous Rachel Coleman is there. My daughter was happy to see familiar faces. But you don't need to have ever seen a Signing Time DVD to appreciate the Potty Time's wonderful lessons and upbeat and cheerful songs. Potty Time features children of several different ages, which helps every child find a "friend" to relate to in the DVD.
Potty Time DVD teaches the signs for Grow, Love, I Love You (ILY) , Help, Amazing, Body, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Wake Up, Diaper, Potty, Wipe/Clean, Flush, Wash Hands, All Done/Finished, Water, Soap, Stop, Go, Underwear, Accident, Try, Careful, and Celebrate.
The Music CD features all of the songs from the DVD, so you can reinforce the Potty Time message whenever and wherever you want!
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Disclaimer: We received a copy of the Potty Time DVD and Music CD free of charge in exchange for our honest review.