With my girls so close in age, only 15 months apart, I thought it would be easier when it comes to them playing together and sharing. Boy, was I young. Never did I think I would be buying duplicate toys so that they wouldn't share and giving them separate rooms, so that they wouldn't fight about who gets what space in a shared room. And, now that they are 3 and 4 yrs. old, its seems like I am dealing with the terrible 3's and 4's, with two bossy little ladies. I am not alone, as I keep hearing from friends and family with children close in age, that they are or have gone through the same phrases. Ugh. Like they say, this to shall pass. For now I will just grin and bear it, and wait for the girls to wake up and me all lovey dovey again. :-)
But, in the meantime, as I wait patiently, I have been using books and videos to help teach them about sharing, working together, and loving one another, when they just seem want to go at it with one another. One recent DVD that seems to be working wonders and that they both love to watch together is Care Bears: Share Your Care.
Were you a fan of Care Bears growing up? I sure was, and was excited when I started looking for DVDs to share with the girls and found that these lovable bears are still around. :-) This is one DVD I have been enjoying watching alongside the girls, as it lets me relieve my childhood and remember back to when I used to play with my Care Bears.
When you pick up this recent DVD release, which arrived in stores last Tuesday, you will find that it includes three full-length episodes to delight both young and old Care Bears fans. The themes of friendship, sharing and caring and teamwork are present in each episode, and make for a great talking point or reinforce tool after viewing with your kids. Like I said, I have been using these episodes to help teach the girls about sharing and getting along, and this DVD really has helped to make them understand and work on their sibling issues.
Here is more about this recent release from Lionsgate Home Entertainment...
"Share in the fun with the Care Bears when Care Bears: Share Your Care arrives on DVD (plus Digital HD), Digital HD and On Demand February 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Join your favorite Care Bears and their friends in Care-A-Lot as they learn the importance of having great values in three delightful episodes from the CGI-animated series “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot.” Filled with friendship and fun, the Care Bears: Share Your Care DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
After the Bears catch the Feeling Flu, all their usual feelings are switched—until Harmony leads them to a cure. Then it’s Share Bear to the rescue when twin sisters need help with their friendship issues, and when Funshine is overcome by fears, Grumpy inspires him by bringing happiness to a boy in need. Open up your heart and journey to Care-a-Lot for this celebration of caring and sharing!"
Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyright: Care Bears™ and related trademarks © 2015 Those Characters From Cleveland, Inc. Used under license by Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. American Greetings with rose logo is a trademark of AGC, LLC.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Animation, Children’s/Series, Family
Closed Captioned: English
Feature Run Time: 66 minutes
Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital