Monday, June 15, 2015

Caillou Helps Out on DVD 6/16 #review

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PBS Kids has some of the best children's television on today.  Caillou has been a long time favorite in our home - probably because the star of the show is a little boy, and we have 3 little boys running around!  The latest release Caillou Helps Out features seven great episodes and releases on June 16th (pre-order on Amazon now)


Caillou loves helping out! From helping his dad or giving in a hand in the classroom - he is your man!  Enjoy seven wonderful stories featuring our favorite preschooler Caillou with his friends and family! 

Caillou Makes a Meal
Caillou makes pizza for dinner with his family, and learns that home-made pizza can be just as good as the fast-food pizza they have delivered to their door...and it’s fun to make!

High Flyers
Daniel comes for a visit and thinks he knows how to put together a model plane...without the instructions. When the plane doesn’t fly properly, Caillou finally gets the courage to point out a poorly connected piece. They fix the plane and Daniel acknowledges that Caillou knows a lot for a little kid! 

The Untidy Classroom
When Caillou complains about having to tidy up, Miss Martin suggests an experiment – they won’t tidy up the classroom for a few days, and they’ll see what happens.  At first, the kids think this is fantastic...until they can’t find their puzzle pieces, they keep stepping on toys, and they can’t even do their morning exercises. Caillou finally realizes it’s time to tidy up, and decides to lead the clean-up crew! 

Follow Me
Caillou tries to befriend his new classmate, Andy, but finds he isn’t getting very far. When Caillou tries to see things through Andy’s eyes, and realizes he prefers quiet activities – such as drawing – Caillou finally finds a way for them to be friends.

Emma’s Extra Snacks
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He’s even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything – not even go down the slide!  But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma’s diabetes isn’t like a cold or flu. It’s something Emma has to live with every day...and she’s doing a pretty good job of it.

Smooth Sailing
Caillou likes sailing with Daddy and Grandpa. Only, he wants to be Captain!  Grandpa and Daddy try to convince him that his job – as Lookout – is very important, but Caillou isn’t convinced...until he helps them find Treasure Cove by spotting various landmarks and leading the way.

Captain Caillou
Captain Caillou and Fantastic Leo are enjoying ‘flying’ around the house, pretending to be superheroes. Only, they can’t seem to share the task of saving the world!  Each wants to be the big hero in charge of their important ‘rescue’.  When Daddy asks them to lend a hand in weeding out the wild weed ogres, Caillou and Leo come to realize things would go a lot smoother if they worked together.

Our Thoughts:

My preschooler loves watching television.  (Yes, I admitted it) We really try to keep it educational and Caillou is perfect for that.  The episodes help us to talk about things in our life that correlate to what is happening on screen.  Jace really enjoyed this DVD and has watched it many times since we received it.  I'd say it is a big hit with him!

Be sure to pick up your copy at your local retailer on June 16 or online at stores like Amazon.

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