Thinking about the little ones and Santa?
PBS Distribution offers a trio of nifty DVD gift sets that deserve a place under the tree.
Caillou’s Family Favorites DVD + Book features the DVD Caillou’s Family Favorites, which includes four episodes (14 adventures), and a 48-page beautifully illustrated special edition double storybook, which features Training Wheels and Captain Caillou.
For 25 years, Caillou has been inspiring generations of preschool children to grow emotionally and to explore the world around them by learning, having fun and using their imagination. The DVD contains special features including interactive games, coloring pages, and optional Spanish audio.
Want more? Caillou airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings
Daniel Tiger’s Happy Holidays DVD + Figurine is a grr-ific set!
The PBS KIDS series offers two ways to interact with Daniel Tiger. The DVD Daniel Tiger’s Happy Holidays includes seven tales, one of which, Snowflake Day!, is a special double episode. The set also features a Daniel Tiger figurine with movable head and arms. Kids will love watching these fun-filled stories while playing with the Daniel Tiger figurine.
The first TV series inspired by the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn the fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning. One of the key ingredients that sets the series apart is its groundbreaking use of catchy, musical strategies that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and parents will both sing–and use–together in their daily lives. The series, which debuted in September 2012, airs Monday-Friday on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
In addition to featuring the following seven stories, the DVD includes special features–printable activities and coloring pages as well as bonus live-action music videos, which interweave scenes from the show with footage of the show’s musical composers singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “You Are Special.”
The perfect present for any Dinosaur Train fan, this new gift set includes the DVD “Dinosaurs in the Snow,” featuring eight adventures, and a figurine of everyone’s favorite “buddy,” Buddy! Produced by The Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
The series embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs and has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods. The Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.
In addition to featuring the eight fun-filled learning adventures below, this DVD also includes special features–an interactive game, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents.