Caillou Helps Out DVD Review
CAILLOU LENDS A HELPING HAND IN THE NEW DVD
“CAILLOU HELPS OUT”
PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing seven stories from PBS KIDS’ popular CAILLOU series on the new DVD “ CAILLOU HELPS OUT.” Caillou loves to help out! From helping his dad make pizza to learning the importance of tidying up the classroom, Caillou realizes that lending a hand and working together makes everything easier and more fun.
“ CAILLOU HELPS OUT” will be available on DVD June 16, 2015. The run time is approximately 60 minutes and the DVD SRP is $12.99.
The adventures included on this DVD are listed below. In one of the stories, “Emma’s Extra Snacks,” Caillou learns that while his friend Emma has diabetes, it doesn’t stop her from participating in all her favorite activities. A new book from Chouette Publishing called “Emma’s Extra Snacks” will be available this fall. The book, published with the American Diabetes Association, includes a poster about Emma and her diabetes.
“Caillou Makes a Meal”
Caillou makes pizza for dinner with his family, and learns that home-made pizza can be just as good as the fast-food pizza they have delivered to their door...and it’s fun to make!
Daniel comes for a visit and thinks he knows how to put together a model plane...without the instructions. When the plane doesn’t fly properly, Caillou finally gets the courage to point out a poorly connected piece. They fix the plane and Daniel acknowledges that Caillou knows a lot for a little kid!
“The Untidy Classroom”
When Caillou complains about having to tidy up, Miss Martin suggests an experiment – they won’t tidy up the classroom for a few days, and they’ll see what happens. At first, the kids think this is fantastic...until they can’t find their puzzle pieces, they keep stepping on toys, and they can’t even do their morning exercises. Caillou finally realizes it’s time to tidy up, and decides to lead the clean-up crew!
Caillou tries to befriend his new classmate, Andy, but finds he isn’t getting very far. When Caillou tries to see things through Andy’s eyes, and realizes he prefers quiet activities – such as drawing – Caillou finally finds a way for them to be friends.
“Emma’s Extra Snacks”
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He’s even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything – not even go down the slide! But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma’s diabetes isn’t like a cold or flu. It’s something Emma has to live with every day...and she’s doing a pretty good job of it.
Caillou likes sailing with Daddy and Grandpa. Only, he wants to be Captain! Grandpa and Daddy try to convince him that his job – as Lookout – is very important, but Caillou isn’t convinced...until he helps them find Treasure Cove by spotting various landmarks and leading the way.
Captain Caillou and Fantastic Leo are enjoying ‘flying’ around the house, pretending to be superheroes. Only, they can’t seem to share the task of saving the world! Each wants to be the big hero in charge of their important ‘rescue’. When Daddy asks them to lend a hand in weeding out the wild weed ogres, Caillou and Leo come to realize things would go a lot smoother if they worked together.
My thoughts: My eight year-old son, Braxton still loves Caillou! I am so thankful that he has not outgrown Caillou yet, because it is such an innocent, sweet show about an innocent little boy who is learning about how to deal with life through his own little discoveries, triumphs and disappointments. Caillou shows a child how to solve problems and figure things out. The animation is great and I love the vivid, cheerful colors used in the scenery throughout the show. I will honestly be sad when Braxton outgrows Caillou.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.