I have to put a bit of a plug out there for the Praise Baby videos and CDs. I don't know if you've heard of these but they are pretty cool for the 2 and under set (and their mommies). Bright got a few for his b-day.
They aren't so educational--well, are any of these videos, really? But the MUSIC on the DVDs and CDs is so awesome when compared to the alternatives (Brainy Baby, Baby Einstien, etc.). They are contemporary Christmas songs, re-sung in a gentle kind of lullabye-ish way. On the DVD's they put up things that might be interesting to baby (fish swimming in a fishing bowl, a dog running, etc.).
I admit that I like putting these DVDs on in the office while I'm working during the day and also trying to keep Bright busy. I just really love the music! And it's really non-invasive (meaning I can type and listen at the same time). Good background music for a party or something.
I recently got the Praise Baby Collection "Joy to the World" CD (Christmas). They have a DVD too, but I really just wanted the music. Just listened to it for the first time today and I've got to give it an "A." The songs are son soft--perfect to listen to while you're working, or baking, or wrapping gifts, or to have on in the background of a Christmas party. And it's a good mix of songs you know (Come all Ye Faithful, Joy to the World) with songs you might not (Welcome to our World, No Eye Had Seen).
There you have it. A bloggy commercial. =-)