Thursday, October 29, 2015

THREE PBS KIDS SPOOK-TACULAR TITLES PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN! (DVD Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent screener copies from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


THREE NEW PBS KIDS DVDS OFFER
SPOOK-TASTIC HALLOWEEN FUN  

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My girls are counting down the days until Halloween-- they are even doing a cotton ball ghost advent to keep track of the days.  In addition to counting down until the 31st, they have also been getting their fix of Halloween movies and television shows featuring some of their favorite characters.  They have been keeping busy watching three recent PBS Distribution titles featuring their favorite PBS Kids characters, including Caillou, Peg + Cat and WordWorld.  And, they certainly came in handy recently as the girls have been sick and laying around not wanting to do much.  usually I wouldn't have them sitting in front of the television all day, but knowing they were watching educational shows from an award winning television network, I couldn't say "no" when asked to watch a few episodes that make these three new releases.  While there is no new content to the DVDs, the girls still enjoy watching these Halloween themed episodes -- a few times each so far.  And, with Halloween only two days away, they are watching these DVDs more and more to get into the Halloween spirit. :-)

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"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing three new Halloween themed DVDs on September 1, 2015. Each of these DVDs features a PBS KIDS series – CAILLOUPEG + CAT, and WORDWORLD. From carving a jack-o’-lantern with Caillou to going on a trick-or-treating adventure with Peg and Cat, these DVDs include fun-filled laugh-out-loud stories full of Halloween excitement

The three new DVDs available are “CAILLOU: CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN,” “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN,” and “WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN.” Each DVD has an SRP of $6.99. More information about each DVD is below.


CAILLOU: CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN
CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN” features 13 stories including “Caillou Loves Halloween,” “Pumpkin Patch Kid,” and “Caillou’s Halloween Costume.” In “Caillou’s Halloween Costume,” Caillou and Rosie are trying to pick out costumes as Halloween quickly approaches – but Caillou can’t decide what he wants to be. With help from Mommy and Daddy, a furry blue monster costume is created for Caillou so he can join Leo, a cowboy, and Clementine, a bumblebee, for trick-or-treating!


PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN
Combine Halloween excitement with mathematical fun and you’ve got “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN.” This DVD features four adventures, two of which are Halloween themed – “The Parade Problem” and “The Halloween Problem.” In “The Parade Problem,” kids will learn about sorting and estimating as they watch Peg and Cat clean up a park to ensure the nursery school’s Halloween parade takes place. After watching Peg and Cat solve this problem, kids can join Peg, who dresses up as a mailbox, and Cat, who decides to be a fire hydrant, on a trick-or-treating adventure that features the duo using their math skills to divide up Halloween treats so that everyone gets a fair share. 

The PEG + CAT series is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).


WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN
In the frightfully fun DVD “WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN,” join the WordFriends on adventures that demonstrate the connections between letters, sounds, words, and meaning. This DVD features five stories including “A Kooky Spooky Halloween” and “Sheep’s Halloween Costume.” In “A Kooky Spooky Halloween,” Pig is so worried about finishing his Halloween bags, because he’s missing the letter B, that he ends up sleepwalking. As he sleepwalks, collecting Bs along the way, everyone thinks he’s a ghost!"

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About DHX Brands
DHX Brands is the dedicated brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B) (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and maintaining high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. With expertise in brand development, licensing, marketing and creative, we develop brands which captivate and inspire through engaging content, first-class distribution, quality consumer products, immersive live experiences, and digital media. DHX Brands’ world-class portfolio includes TeletubbiesTwirlywoosIn the Night GardenYo Gabba Gabba!Caillou, Make It Pop!, Slugterra,  and Degrassi. DHX Brands has offices in London, Toronto and Los Angeles.

About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPeg + Cat and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit us at www.cpb.org.

About The Ready To Learn Initiative
The Ready To Learn Initiative is a cooperative agreement funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. It supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its general goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching low-income children. In addition to creating television and other media products, the program supports activities intended to promote national distribution of the programming, effective educational uses of the programming, community-based outreach and research on educational effectiveness.  Proceeds from “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN” DVD will help support projects that further the goals and objectives of the Ready To Learn Initiative.

WORDWORLD
About WordWorld
“WordWorld” was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Incorporating the latest research into the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, “WordWorld” produces delightful educational experiences for preschool children, on screen, in print, and online. “WordWorld” is owned by General Word LP.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming, and is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable, and satellite services.

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

CAILLOU: CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 100 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

Disclosure:  I was sent screener copies from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. These look like ones the kids would love and I always trust PBS.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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