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!
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