Just over a year ago my daughters were introduced to the show ABC Monsters thanks to my work with NCircle Entertainment. They quickly fell in love with the characters and have had a blast solving letter mysteries ever since. We only had the first DVD for the longest time, which features the letters A, B, C, & D, but now we have all 5 of the DVDs. The girls were super excited to find out that there were many more episodes for them to watch. I am not exaggerating when I say that we watched this DVD over and over and over again – so I was excited to see some fresh stuff too! They now have the collection all the way up to U – and we can’t wait for the next (and last?) one to be released.
Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced recently that they will release “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” on DVD. This is the first-ever movie from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series from The Fred Rogers Company. My 5 year old is a huge fan of this show – and my husband and I are too. She has learned so much from it. It is a show that we really enjoy watching all together as a family. Even our 4 year old likes it. This movie has made a great addition to our DVD collection, and I highly recommend it for anyone with younger kids.
My daughters love the PBS Kids show Super Why. It has been one of their favorites since it came out. We have a collection of their DVDs and so they were really excited to see a new one coming out that features Woofster, Whyatt’s puppy! This fun-filled DVD titled Puppy Power includes four puppy-packed adventures. Join Woofster and the Super Readers for exciting adventures where they save other troubled pets, explore a comic book that Whyatt created called “The Missing Princess of Pet City,” and learn to concentrate by overcoming distractions! This collection of stories features tons of new furry friends and will inspire kids to go on reading adventures.
Put on your dancing shoes! PBS Distribution is releasing eight stories from the PBS KIDS Emmy® Award-winning WORDWORLD series on the new DVD “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” Join the WordFriends as they sing, dance, and learn about letters and words. In this new DVD, kids can watch the WordFriends build words such as PIANO, BELL, HORN, GUITAR, TUBA, and DRUM. “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” will be available on DVD January 17, 2017. My girls and I received an advance copy and it is amazing! Definitely one of our favorite WordWorld DVDs. We added this to our DVD collection in our mini-van for longer car rides and the girls are thrilled.
While at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco (on Walt Disney’s birthday!) I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. I knew instantly that this was a show my daughters were going to love. There was so much of the classic Mickey in it, with a great mix of newer stuff – like you get in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This show is going to be an immediate hit – I am already eager to start collecting the toys and watching more episodes with my girls. I am super excited to be able to share it with them when it premiers on January 15th! I also got to chat with Mark Seidenberg and Rob Laduca (the executive producers) about the show after watching it. They are such great guys – and I could tell that they love the Mouse and his pals as much as I do! Our conversation with Mark and Rob was amazing. I felt like they really took us in to their world. They explained to us about how they started doing what they do, how they met, and about how much Mickey Mouse and Disney mean to them.
Dive into a magical adventure the whole family will enjoy when Guardians of Oz arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand January 24 from Lionsgate. The world of Oz is fantastically recreated with story and character design by Golden Globe®-nominated filmmaker Jorge Gutiérrez (The Book of Life). Starring YouTube sensations @jennxpenn and Mikey Bolts, the classic tale is revamped into delightful animation featuring new characters in an original story. It even earned the Dove Foundation’s seal of approval. My girls and I were thrilled to receive an advance copy.
Monopoly has always been one of my favorite games to play with my family. I grew up playing it and we now play with our young daughters. My husband and I each team up with one of them and we could play for hours (and have). They love it! My 5 year old really enjoys being the banker – and both girls love selecting the token they want to be. That has always been one of their favorite parts of playing – picking their tokens – and it has always been the same for me too. We have the Token Madness game from Hasbro and it has been great having more tokens to choose from! Although, the Scottie Dog is still a favorite (and can cause arguments) – but now he is in jeopardy. Yesterday, Hasbro announced the Monopoly Token Madness Vote (#MonopolyVote), which leaves the fate of all eight current and classic Monopoly tokens – including the Scottie Dog – in the hands of the fans for the first time.
My family loves The Lion Guard. I remember watching The Lion King with my brother and sister when I was a little girl and it has always been one of my favorite films. It still makes me cry. So when The Lion Guard came out, I knew it was a show I had to start watching with my daughters. We are officially hooked – and even DVR it to make sure we do not miss an episode. We were all thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the latest DVD, Life in the Pride Lands – and it became an instant hit for long car rides in the van. My girls are obsessed with this show (and I don’t mind one bit!).
Public Media Distribution is re-releasing the Oscar-nominated The Gruffalo and the sequel The Gruffalo’s Child on DVD January 10 – and I for one, could not be any more excited! These are two of my favorite movies and I was super excited to share them with my young daughters! We were so lucky to receive advanced copies and we watched them together as a family. My girls are totally in love with The Gruffalo now! I plan to pick them up copies of the books ASAP.
Kids are all heading back to school after winter break – so why not give them something to be excited about. I always loved decorating my locker but they have so many more amazing things to do that with now-a-days! I never had cool things like this.