hiphop-baby.jpgA new educational DVD for preschoolers, “It’s Hip-Hop, Baby!,” will use hip-hop music to teach children about the alphabet, numbers, colors and animals. Created by Emmy-Award winning television producer Candi Carter, the DVD features original songs as well as timeless classics such as “If You're Happy and You Know It” and the “ABC” song set to updated hip-hop style beats and rhythms. The 22-minute DVD also features children performing dance routines that serve to help children develop their listening skills and the ability to follow simple directions. “I was looking for that new, cutting-edge toddler video that would appeal to my 3-year-old and to me, but it didn't exist,” says Carter. “My son always loved it when I sang his favorite songs in the kitchen, tapping out rhythms and beats with spatulas and spoons, so that's how this started.” Parents can order the DVD online at