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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Holiday Gift Sets from PBS Kids

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My children's favorite television station to watch is PBS (and pretty much the only TV station they watch!) and they were so excited to see these two new kids programs from PBS Distribution this holiday season: “Caillou’s Family Favorites DVD + Book” and the new Dinosaur Train “Dinosaurs in the Snow DVD + Figurine”.

The new holiday gift set “DINOSAURS IN THE SNOW DVD + FIGURINE” released on October 28 is 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).


DINOSAUR TRAIN 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.

“DINOSAURS IN THE SNOW DVD + FIGURINE” gift set will be available on October 28, 2014 and the DVD has a run time of approximately 120 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. 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.

“Dinosaurs in the Snow”

Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole – where it’s cooler, and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.

“Cretaceous Conifers”

The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom’s favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.

“Night Train”

Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

“Fossil Fred”

Buddy, Tiny and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

“King Cryolophosaurus”

Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.

“Dinosaur Block Party”

The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. The different species all join together to fly, dive, fish, race and especially, to rock the block!

“Surprise Party”

Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!

Flowers or Mom”

The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.



Another of my childrens' favorites shows is 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. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Join Caillou in celebrating his 25th anniversary with this fun-filled family DVD and double storybook collection.

“CAILLOU’S FAMILY FAVORITES DVD + BOOK” will be available on October 14. The DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. The DVD contains special features including interactive games, coloring pages, and optional Spanish audio.

Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media.

The episodes and stories included on the DVD are listed below.

Caillou’s Surprise

· Caillou’s Surprise

· A Surprise for Miss Martin

· A Surprise Sleepover


People I Love

· Mystery Valentine

· Dancing at Grandma’s

· Play Ball!

· Caillou's Sleepover Guest


Captain Caillou

· Captain Caillou

· The Loudest Noise

· Caillou's First Wedding


Knowing How!

· Skating Lessons

· Where I Live

· Just Like Me

· Just In Time


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* Thank you to PBS for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

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