"The Birds, The Bees and Me" for GirlsFall 2003 Home Video
Ages: 9 - 13 yrs.
VHS Price: $19.95
Review:Many parents rely on books to provide information about puberty and sex for their children. This video does the job as well as any book, if not better. Hitting just the right tone throughout, the video opens with young Dr. Brandon Davison-Tracy, a pediatrician, urging that all viewers should make sure they're "ready" to learn about sex. Otherwise, he says, put the tape away and come back later. Then he introduces Sarah, who explains it all. Friendly, yet serious, she's like a babysitter or big sister who immediately puts the viewer at ease. She doesn't giggle, but she does smile and deliver her explanations clearly and seriously. She starts off saying that in our culture, we hear the word sex a lot these days, but it's really about a sperm and egg coming together. Using cartoon graphics at times to illustrate body parts or acts, Sarah narrates the sensitive information excellently. She points out that there are choices to make, and stresses these are choices that "you" make. She doesn't advocate any religious point of view, but says of herself, "I'm waiting until I'm married."
Ann Oldenburg ©2003 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, a blogger and reporter for USA Today, has covered entertainment from the Washington, D.C. area for more than 20 years. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post. She is the co-author of a travel guide book titled The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, with her husband, Don Oldenburg, a former Washington Post writer. She and Don live in McLean, Va., with their three sons and their two dogs.
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