One of the many benefits of having my girls so close in age (they are only 15 months apart) is that Bella, the youngest, is learning from Savannah. Right now, they are almost even in their vocabulary and things they know how to do. And, with Savannah now is preschool, she loves coming home to tell Bella all about her day and sharing what she learned with her. So, it is like Bella is getting a mini lesson without having to go to preschool. In addition to Savannah teaching her new things, I love being able to sit down with the girls and watch educational shows with them that teach them about counting, colors, ABC's and more.
When it comes to educational programs, I find that shows that feature their favorite character like Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clue's, Bubble Guppies, etc, keep their attention more and have them interacting more when there are pauses in between for the girls to shout out answers. So, when I heard that a new 3-DVD set titled "Let's Learn was releasing on 9/9," I had to get my hands on a couple to share with the girls. The three DVDs that make up this fun educational set perfect for preschoolers and toddlers, focuses on teaching little ones about the ABC's, Colors and 123's, with the help of their favorite Nick Jr. friends.
As a parent, I love how the subjects are separated onto the three DVDs, so that I can share one topic like the ABC's with the girls, and then talk and practice with the after each episode. With the exception of the ABC's DVD, which contains 6 episodes, the other two DVDs that make up this set offer 5 full-length episodes for your kids to enjoy. Both of my girls love how they get to enjoy all the different Nick Jr. characters as part of this set, instead of having a box set with just one character. It gives them an assortment and this helps keeps them engaged and wanting to see what episode is only next.
Whether I am spending one-on-one time with Bella watching 1-2 episodes while Savannah is in preschool, or the girls are sitting together watching and learning, I have seen Bella grow in her understanding of colors and her number counting ability, thanks in part to these fun-filled DVDs. If you have little ones who enjoy the different Nick Jr. shows, and you are looking for a wonderful selection of educational DVDs to share with them, this is one DVD set worth picking up. Like I said, your children will be able to enjoy episodes from hit shows including Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Wonder Pets!, and Blue's Clues, just to name a few.
We have only had this 3-DVD set for a short time, but have already watched the entire collection a handful of times. And, even though the girls have already seen the episodes and know what they answers to questions posed to them are, they still love to shout of their responses, or wait to see what happens next, as if it is the first time watching it. With the holidays fast approaching, this 3-DVD set would also make for a great stocking stuffer idea. :-)
More About this 3-DVD Set from the press release:
"Get ready for a whole lot of learning and fun with over 6 hours of “edu-tainment” in this 3-pack from Nickelodeon’s “Let’s Learn” series. Let’s Learn – 3 Pack: 123s, ABCs, Colors is a collection of the series’ first three titles, featuring everyone from Dora and Team Umizoomi to Blue and Bubble Guppies. Now kids can get all the educational excitement in one place with activity worksheets included! Created by Nickelodeon Home
LET’S LEARN: 123s
Kids can count on Nick Jr. friends to make learning math as easy as 1, 2, 3 in these six play dates! Count comets with Team Umizoomi, journey through an adventurous school day with Dora, figure out Blue’s favorite number, plus more!
Team Umizoomi: Counting Comet
When a friendly comet crashes to Earth, the only thing that can bring him home is the Umi City Rocket Ship. Team Umizoomi must help their new friend reach the launch pad before the rocket blasts off.
Team Umizoomi: Super Soap!
While working on an art project, the Team's friend Silly Bear ends up covered in glue and everything he touches sticks to him! Team Umizoomi must deliver the one thing that can help Silly Bear out of this sticky situation - Super Soap.
Dora the Explorer: Pepe’s School Day Adventure
Dora and Pepe the Pig explore music class, story time and math class while at school.
Blue’s Clues: Numbers Everywhere!
We help out to find missing numbers by using counting to figure out where they're hiding. We also skiddoo into a book filled with numbers. There, we help out a couple of different numbers to tell a story and learn addition and subtraction in the process.
Go, Diego, Go!: Three Little Condors
Diego and Alicia have been nursing three baby condors, but now it is time for them to get their own home! The condors are thrilled that they are being adopted, and they get a new mommy and daddy. But there is a problem, condors cannot fly at night. So the condors and Diego must hurry and get them home before nightfall.
Wonder Pets: Save the Old White Mouse
The wonder pets must save the old white mouse that is stuck in a cuckoo clock in Linny's grandmother’s nursing home.
LET’S LEARN: ABCs
A is for “awesome” in these seven ABC play dates from Nick Jr.! Kids learn about letters and reading as they visit libraries with Team Umizoomi and Diego, help Dora save ABC animals, and jump into classic stories with Blue’s Clues and the Wonder Pets!
Team Umizoomi: To The Library
A girl calls for Team Umizoomi to get a book from the library called "Good Night Polka-Dot Pirate" as it is up to the team to check out the book and take it to the girl.
Dora The Explorer: ABC Animals
Dora and Boots are with the Giant ABC Book. When the book opened, the Armadillo came out asking for help. According to Armadillo, all of his animal friends inside the Giant ABC Book are missing and now he is all alone. Dora and Boots help Armadillo find all of his animal friends by going through The Elevator at E, through The Slippery Slide at S and on to Z.
Blue’s Clues: Blue’s ABC’s
By reading off a grocery list, we help Mr. Salt and Mr. Pepper do their grocery shopping in order to feed a hungry Paprika. Later, we skidoo into a storybook and determine the correct order of words to make complete sentences through visual and contextual clues.
Go, Diego, Go!: Linda the Librarian
Alicia is opening a new library and it's up to Linda the Llama and Diego to bring her the new books.
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan’s Big Play
Kai-Lan and her friends are putting on a play based on the Chinese folktale about the Monkey King. When Rintoo gets the part that Hoho wanted, Hoho quits the play and it's up to the viewer to help Kai-Lan figure out what to do.
The Wonder Pets: Save Humpty Dumpty
The Wonder Pets get a call from Humpty Dumpty who is teetering precariously on a wall in a pop-up book.
The Wonder Pets: Save the Itsy Bitsy Spider
Then the Wonder Pets help the distraught spider that keeps being flushed down the waterspout in a painting.
LET’S LEARN: Colors
Colors have never been more exciting with these fun adventures alongside your favorite Nick Jr. friends!
Bubble Guppies: The Crayon Prix!
Green means GO! The Bubble Guppies are learning about colors while car racing! Help them mix colors, make new shades, and speed across the finish line!
Dora the Explorer: Quack! Quack!
When Dora and Boots color in a picture of Mami Duck and her eggs, their coloring book magically comes to life and the eggs start to hatch. Suddenly, the wind blows one of Mami Duck’s eggs away. Oh no!
Team Umizoomi: Kite Festival
Jeannie can’t wait to fly her kite at the big Umi City Festival. But, when a gust of wind blows the kite out of her hands and scatters its pieces throughout Umi City, she needs Team Umizoomi’s help to find the missing pieces.
Blue’s Clues: Colors Everywhere!
Today we’re painting portraits of our friends. We play Blue’s Clues to figure out who else Blue wants to add to our Portrait of Pals. All the colors then dance, mix and sing the color mixing song along with Joe.
The Wonder Pets!: Save the Moose in the Caboose!
Ming-Ming draws a colorful story about a Moose stuck in a caboose that’s headed for a cliff!
The Wonder Pets!: Save the Flamingo!
The Wonder Pets get a call from a Baby Pink Flamingo who is stuck in a marsh in a coloring book. The Wonder Pets use crayons to draw a bridge and save the Pink Flamingo.
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