Friday, June 3, 2011

The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation DVD {Review & Giveaway}

Caillou{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Jayne @ Mimi to Tee and Bee!}

When it comes to the television shows and characters that my daughters like, they have typically been pretty easy to please. In fact, even though Big Sister E has her favorites, she is also happy when we are introduced to something new once in a while for a bit of variety.

Little Sister B, on the other hand, isn't. She wants Caillou and quite often nothing else will do.

I'm not sure what it is about this curious and adventurous 4-year-old that can keep her so enthralled each and every time, but he does. Whether he's having fun at home with his toddler sister, Rosie, expressing his imagination at Play School with his friends, or helping out Mom and Dad around town, Little Sister B just can't seem to get enough.

Fortunately, with the recent release of The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation on DVD, now I can rest assured that we will be prepared to have this fan favorite with us at home or on the go whenever we need him.

Caillou's Summer VacationFollowing along with Caillou as he teaches kids about imagination, animals and outdoor activities, The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation brings viewers with while he visits new and interesting places with his friends and family.

This DVD includes four episodes (that feature 13 fun-filled outdoor adventures), interactive games, coloring pages and parents' information... and when it arrived, the girls were clamoring to watch it right away.

The Best of CaillouI'm not sure it has been quite so silent in my house in a long time! Both kids were completely mesmerized by Caillou, even though we had seen a few of the episodes already. He just seems to have that effect on them!

We found that this collection has a great variety of Caillou, from racing remote control sailboats with Grandpa to listening to loud airplanes with Daddy to learning to say "Excuse me" when you need to get by someone. Throughout it all, Caillou manages to take ordinary activities and make them into extraordinary make-believe places just by using his imagination.

There are times when I personally think Caillou whines a little more than he should, however, the fact that my kids love him and that each episode passes along a positive lesson are things that I appreciate and this DVD covers many of them.

In the four episodes included (Summer Time, Captain Caillou, Caillou the Explorer, and All Wet!) Caillou covers topics such as trying again afterCaillou failure, good manners, accidents happen, making friends, patience, dealing with disappointment, helping can be fun, and more. Those sure are all issues that I'm happy to have reinforced for my girls!

With a run time of 110 minutes, The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation is a wonderful compilation for any Caillou fan. Whether your child prefers taking a canoe trip with Caillou or searching for alligators, Caillouthis DVD has it all. Children are easily inspired by the amazing exploits of this fun-loving character as he travels the world and finds adventure in simple things.

Retailing for around $12.99 - $14.99 (or only $8.99 on Amazon), we're thrilled to have this to bring out whenever we need a Caillou fix at home and it will especially come in handy for long car rides when Little Sister B's "Caillou on! Caillou on!" fill the air. And, just in time for summer vacations everywhere, one person will be able to enjoy this friendly character and his friends as well, because...

One lucky person will win The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation on DVD!

Caillou giveawayTo enter to win: Tell me your plans for the upcoming summer vacation.

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Giveaway will end on June 24th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Caillou's PR for providing a DVD for me for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Jennifer T. said...

We're going to be visiting family and going to the beach this summer.
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Going to the Detroit Zoo. Yay, Monkeys!

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Our plans for this summer are for me to give birth in the next few weeks and then we are hopefully taking our 2 year old and the new baby to Disneyland. A little bit optimistic perhaps but its something we are hoping to do since we traveled from Cali to North Carolina when our 2 year old was 8 weeks old ;)
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We're spending some time at the beach!

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As of now i don't have definite plans for a summer vacation.
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