Monday, February 05, 2007

Potty Train -- I Found the Wrong Video. Did You Find the Right One?

I would like the same people who create Disney Channel's marketing to come to my house and potty train my children. I think they could get them to do anything. It's a little frightening really.

They don't have a mind control Disney video for potty training that I have been able to find, so Saturday, I bought Elmo's Potty Time. How could you go wrong with Sesame Street and Elmo? With the help of Sesame Street's Guess that Shape and Color, I have been teaching the girls shapes and colors already. Unfortunately, I didn't find the Elmo's Potty Time video nearly as helpful.

It was long on explanation and short on illustration. Perhaps it would be suitable for children quite a bit older with more language skills and longer attention spans. Our girls are expressing an interest in using the potty now, so this is not the video for them.

If you've found a potty training video you can recommend, I would love to hear about it.


Cooks on the ROK said...

I don't know about videos, but if they like music and singing, there's a great little potty song book (yes, song book) called "Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot" by Bruce Lansky. I think it comes in a version with a CD also. Good luck! And stock the bathroom(s) with child-sized books.

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for the suggestions, especially stocking the bathroom(s) with child-sized books. Baby Z will love that one.