Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Best of Caillou: Caillou Goes Back to School DVD {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Country Cookin' Mama!}

With the release of The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Summer Vacation last month, it was as though most all other children's television characters didn't exist around here.

"Watch Caillou! Watch Caillou!" Little Sister B would declare at nearly any point that the television was turned on, with Big Sister E wholeheartedly agreeing. As this curious and adventurous 4-year-old manages to keep them both entertained while teaching positive life lessons about trying again after failure, good manners, accidents happen, making friends, and more, it was easy for me to comply.

However, even though they were thrilled with Caillou's summer tales, with fall already on the horizon it just made even more sense (and fun!) that now they were able to join their good friend in The Best Of Caillou: Caillou Goes Back To School.

Following along with Caillou as he teaches kids about things like space, science, painting, cooking, and much more, The Best of Caillou: Caillou Goes Back to School brings viewers with while he explores everyday life and ordinary daily events spark his imagination.

This DVD includes four episodes (that feature 12 fun-filled adventures), interactive games, printable activities, coloring pages, and resources for parents... and when it arrived, it wasn't hard to see that my young fans were in love at first sight.

This collection is yet another great variety of Caillou and manages to not only keep kids inspired by his pretend play and role-playing fun, but also helps teach about reading, imagination, nature, and art. My kids just love seeing Caillou take ordinary activities and make them into extraordinary make-believe places just by using his mind!

In the four episodes included (Caillou the Bookworm, Caillou the Scientist, Caillou Loves the Fall, and Caillou the Artiste) Caillou covers topics such as appropriate behavior in the library, how to play games so that everyone can join in, school field trips, and that art comes in many different forms.

I always like seeing that ways that Caillou demonstrates patience, dealing with disappointment, helping can be fun, and more, and hope that my daughters are able to see how those ideas can be integrated into our own lives!

With a run time of approximately 100 minutes, The Best of Caillou: Caillou Goes Back to School is a wonderful compilation for any Caillou fan - particularly those that are preparing to head to school or preschool soon! Retailing for $12.99 (or only $6.99 on Amazon), we're thrilled to have this to bring out whenever we need a Caillou fix at home or for long car rides.

And, just in time for back to school preparations nationwide, one person will be able to enjoy this friendly character and his pals as well, because...

One lucky person will win The Best of Caillou: Caillou Goes Back to School on DVD!

To enter to win: Tell me what your favorite aspect/memory of school is from when you were a child. A particular subject? A certain field trip? Great friends?

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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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mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite memory is spending time with my friends sitting on the playing field eating a picnic
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I remember 2 of my favorite teachers.. Mrs. Harmon was 5th grade and she really helped us to learn how to think and use our imagination. We wrote class stories and competed in Oddesey of the Mind. In 6th grade I had Mrs. Scanlon and we had all day reading days. I learned to love reading with her. She would read us chapters in books, my favorite was Where the Red Fern Grows. We also buried a time capsule and we dug it up 10 years later. I miss them both. Great Teachers!!

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I loved art and music.

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A chilhood memory I have is when we went as a class to Plymouth Plantation on a field trip. I also remember bringing my new 110 camera-remember those? I still have pictures of that way long ago field trip.
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My favorite memory is 8th grade. We were all very close and had the best time ever. School was FUN!
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One of my favorite memories is playing kickball in school at recess. What great memories!
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My favorite memory is a 4th grade project of making butter and shaking that jar for all we were worth, then seeing it actually happen.
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My favorite memory is playing with friends on the playground at elementary school

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