Best Value DVDs for Kids by age group

With the advent of multiple forms of media and streaming options, DVDs in general and Kids DVDs in particular sell for a fraction of their retail prices in many cases. While most of these are mass-produced with questionable quality, with a little patience it is possible to purchase at very low prices some amazing videos.

Below is a list of our best values suitable for babies and toddlers 0-2:


ProductThumbnailBest PriceDescription
Elmo’s World – Dancing, Music, and Books$445 minutes of Elmo’s World segments from Sesame Street, the most widely viewed children’s television show in the world from PBS.
Barney’s Rhyme Time Rhythm$4The DVD to get if you wish to own just one Barney video. The 60-minute video features 46 Mother Goose rhymes and the immensely recognizable ‘I love you’ theme song.
Boohbah – Hot Dog$525 minutes. Another PBS Kids classic that ran from 2003 to 2005, created by Anne Wood, the creator of Teletubbies.
Teletubbies – Here Come the Teletubbies$1560 minutes. Several 10-15 minute long episodes. A BBC children’s television series created by Anne Wood and ran between 1997 and 2001 in PBS channels in the US.
Baby Einstein – Baby MacDonald – A Day on the Farm$530 minutes. Produced by the hugely successful Baby Einstein Company now owned by Disney. Four sections followed by a 6-minute puppet show: barns and equipment, animals, planting crops, and harvesting. Distinct video board book format.




Below is a list of our best values suitable for kids 3-6:


ProductThumbnailBest PriceDescription
Blue’s Clues – Classic Clues$4100 minutes. Four Episodes featuring Steve Burns: Blue’s School, Something to do Blue, Rhyme Time, and Puppets. A couple of never before seen episodes make this DVD special. Also, Steve is overwhelmingly the better host for this episode and all episodes feature him.
Dora the Explorer – Pirate Adventure$480 minutes. Includes two bonus 20 minute episodes and those make this a great value. Private Adventure is a double-length (40 minutes) episode about Dora and her friends on a treasure chest hunt.
What’s New Scooby-Doo? The Complete First Season$82 discs – 294 minutes, 14 episodes including the bonus episode “A Scooby-Doo Valentine”. Great value for this high quality first sequel.
The Wiggles – Hoop-Dee-Doo! It’s a Wiggly Party/Dance Party$10Two discs – 95 minutes. Hoop-Dee-Doo! Is a classic with such songs as “Move Like an Emu”, the title song, and “La Cucaracha”. Dance Party is a lower budget production from their early days but has such great songs as “Can you point your fingers and do the twist?”
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (The Friendship Edition)$1580 minutes. 2007 DVD release of the 1977 original. Four story book classics and some special features: Honey Tree, Blustery Day, Tigger too, and Day for Eeyore.




Below is a list of our best values suitable for kids 7-12:


ProductThumbnailBest PriceDescription
Magic School Bus – Bugs, Bugs, Bugs$830 minutes. The Friz and her class explore the sticky home of a bee (In a beehive), the industrious life of an ant (Gets Ants in Its Pants) and the surprising identity of a caterpillar (Butterfly and the Bog Beast) in three episodes of high entertainment. Includes 3 bonus features.
Pokemon Season 1 Box Set – Indigo League$203 discs, 650 minutes. 26 episodes of Season 1 from Pokemon. Pokemon story from the beginning with introduction of the hero, Ash in his hometown of Pallet Town where boys and girls are encouraged to begin their Pokemon journeys.
Harry Potter Years 1-6 Gift Set$406 discs, 904 minutes. Includes: Sorcerer’ Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Half-Blood Prince.
Beauty and the Beast Platinum edition$24Two discs – 84 minutes. This musical is arguably the greatest animated feature film of all time. The bonus disc features making of the movie episodes and some other material.
Star Wars Trilogy$406 discs featuring A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983). This set also contains the unaltered originals in addition to the special editions (not widescreen). The three films became a cultural phenomenon.





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