Baby Einstein: Language Nursery
Language Nursery, originally called just Baby Einstein, is a Baby Einstein video released on January 31, 1997, and is the first video in the series. It exposes infants to foreign language with enriching visuals. It was later re-released in October 2004 with some toy replacements.
Star (On the cover of the 1997-2003 versions).
Einstein The Caterpillar (On the 2003-2007 covers and DVD menus).
- Stay tuned screen.
- Warning screen.
- Bear pops out of a jack in a box(English, Hello).
- Opening titles. Original theme by William Weisbach.
- Fish bowl (zoomed in).
- Black, white, & red patterns(German, Abendlied).
- Mechanical black & white cow toy works its magic.
- Stacking rings. Russian 1-20 with the Fisher-Price Rock-A-Stack replaced in 2004 by wooden stacking rings.
- A toy train engine moves forward replaced in 2004 with a new & improved train.
- Liquid motion toy(Japanese, Aiueo).
- "Some barnyard stairs & a chute" toy(English, Jack & Jill).
- Flower patterns(Hebrew, Numi Numi).
- Black white and red mobile(German, Lied).
- Bear pops out of a jack in the box (Spanish, Hola).
- Cardboard bricks(French, 1-20).
- Candles lit to a black Russian lullaby. Later replaced in 2004 by a fiber-optic lamp close up.
- Doll patterns (Japanese, Nen, Nen, Sleep, Sleep). All dolls except for Raggedy Ann were replaced in 2004.
- Train moves again, this time backwards.
- Einstein the Caterpillar(Spanish, Hey Diddle Diddle by Oye Mira).
- Spiral ball lamp German 1-20
- Carousel with dog cat & bunny(French, J'avais I Had). Later replaced in 2004 by a carousel of dogs and balls.
- Chain of plastic black white and red shapes(Hebrew, Numi Numi).
- Bear pops out of a jack-in-the-box. Hebrew, Shalom.
- Foam alphabet blocks are stacked & then knocked over. Hebrew alphabet later replaced in 2004 by wooden blocks.
- Patterns. (Spanish, Brilla Brilla) Twinkle Twinkle
- Starfish English, Humpty Dumpty.
- Mobile zoomed out. (French alphabet)
- Musical stuffed lamb later replaced by a different lamb
- Train again moves forward stops moves to right.
- Barnyard stair and chute toy again. Little Rooster, Russian, .
- Pinwheel. Kinderpreigt, German. Childs Prayer.
- Red musical clock English 1-20 later replaced by clock that plays hickorey dickorey dock
- Bear pops out of jack-in-the-box. Japanese, Konichiwa. (Good day)
- Toy patterns Bo Peep French Little Bo Peep all toys were replaced in 2004 except star jellybeans & string.
- Wooden xylophone.
- Gyroscope and Spanish alphabet.
- Fish bowl far out. Hebrew 1-20.
- Train again, moves forward then backward.
- Stacking rings again Hebrew Koolam Everyone Clap Hands.
- Candles English Twinkle Twinkle.
- Black white and red patterns. Japanese, 1-20.
- Hand Russian poem.
- Bear pops out of jack in the box. French Bonjour Hello.
- Green spinning top German alphabet later replaced by different top.
- Windchime Hebrew Laila Tov Yededi Go 2 Sleep later replaced in 2004 by a different windchime.
- Metronome with red dot. later replaced by a metronome with a yellow dot.
- Rattle Spanish 1-10 later extended for 1-20.
- Train with doll in car. English, Little Miss Muffet.
- Vegetable pattern replaced by a fruit & vegetable pattern Japanese . The Cherry Blossom Song pepper peas carrots & celery banana peas & apple.
- Live cat Russian alphabet.
- Duck under hat German Hallo Duck & hat were both replaced( replaced duck was Vivaldi the Mallard) music Matterhorn Jig by William weisbach.
- Stuffed cow Japanese Niji cow later replaced by different cow.
- Closing Credits lullaby by William Weisbach.
- When the Spanish alphabet is being recited one Spanish letter does not appear to be heard, although it is considered not a letter, but a common letter conjugation in Spanish language.
- In the 1997 release, the rattle Spanish counting was 1-10. This was later replaced in 2004 by 1-20.
- The Playtime Train was later seen in Baby Shakespeare.
- The Baby Einstein Caterpillar is based on the Centipede toy, and possibly the Centipede games.
- Some toys in this video are later seen in Baby Mozart.
- On the 1997-2002 cover there was a star with different colors but when Language Nursery was later re-released in 2004, it was changed to the Baby Einstein Caterpillar, Baby Einstein's current secondary mascot.
- This is the only video where the Baby Einstein puppets are absent.
- In the 2000 release, the tutorial at the beginning was replaced by an About Baby Einstein montage at the end.
- From 2000 to 2002, Baby Einstein put a toy chest in Language Nursery's DVD release as they did many others. This one was short-lived before it transitioned to another short-lived Walt Disney period.
- The FHE also proudly displayed their emblem at the beginning of the DVD while they still could.