Sunday, January 31, 2016

Now Available on DVD -- CAILLOU LEARNS TO SHARE (Review)

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


"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing seven stories from PBS KIDS’ CAILLOU series on the new DVD “CAILLOU LEARNS TO SHARE.” In “CAILLOU LEARNS TO SHARE,” Caillou discovers that sharing his things with the people he loves always turns out better in the end. From taking turns at playing conductor with his friends and family after a musician visits his school, to sharing his favorite things with little sister Rosie even after she accidentally scratches his bicycle, Caillou learns that sharing not only makes him feel good, it makes those around him feel good too!

CAILLOU LEARNS TO SHARE” hit store shelves January 19, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 60 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The stories included on the DVD are listed below.

That’s Mine!
Caillou learns that accidents happen sometimes. When Rosie accidentally scratches Caillou’s bike, he’s determined to take back all of his toys and keep their things separate…until he accidentally breaks Daddy’s guitar string. After breaking the guitar string and talking with Daddy, Caillou forgives Rosie and decides to share his toys once again.

Copycat Clementine
Clementine is being a copycat – and Caillou doesn’t like it. When Clementine copies his artwork at preschool, Caillou thinks this is the last straw…until Clementine admits she’s copying him because she really likes his artwork! With help from Miss Martin, Caillou realizes this is a compliment and he feels much better about Clementine’s copycat ways.

Caillou’s Poster
Caillou is excited about the opportunity to draw a poster for his friend Ted, at the grocery store. When Caillou gets his friends to help him with the poster, but doesn’t share the credit, Leo is upset. Caillou realizes he needs to make things right – and he has the perfect solution: he includes his friends in a photo shoot with their collective “masterpiece.”

Playhouse Play Date
Caillou and Sarah work together to decorate Caillou’s new playhouse. They even plan a playhouse play date for all of their friends! When the big day arrives – and Sarah is sick – Caillou decides to go ahead with the party…but soon realizes it isn’t the same without Sarah, especially since she contributed so much.

Caillou Conducts
The preschool has a visitor – Liz, a musician. She shows the kids all sorts of instruments and Caillou is excited when he’s chosen to be the orchestra’s conductor. In fact, he’s so excited, he can’t stop conducting those around him – at preschool and even at home! When Caillou refuses to share his conductor’s baton he soon learns how easy it is to hurt other’s feelings – and how it feels better to give others a turn.

Caillou’s Song
Caillou wants to learn to play a song on his little keyboard…only Rosie won’t leave him alone. She keeps distracting him, trying to chime in with her drum, and pots and pans, and silly singing. When Caillou sees his sister playing on a pretend keyboard – just like Caillou – he decides to let Rosie join in his music fun.

Where’s Caillou?
Caillou wants someone to play with, but he doesn’t want to play dollies with Rosie…again! In an effort to get away from his pesky little sister, Caillou hides. As Rosie searches around the house for Caillou, her efforts soon turn into a fun game of hide-and-seek…giving both siblings something fun to do!

Lovable four-year-old Caillou has a boundless imagination that makes every experience an opportunity for fun and play. By sharing in his incredible adventures, children can “make believe” along with Caillou and find new ways to understand and enjoy the world around them. CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings) and is produced by DHX Media.

My Thoughts:

Caillou is my youngest daughter, Bella's favorite PBS show.  She can't get enough of this curious 4-year old and all the adventures he goes in exploring and understanding the world around him, just by using his imagination.  When Bella saw this DVD arrive on our doorstep she was quick to ask to watch it.  Knowing how much she loves this popular PBS Kids preschool series, I didn't mind popping it in the DVD player for her and Savannah to watch.  While Savannah is not as excited about this show anymore, as she thinks she is a big girl and this show is for 4 year olds...note she is only 5 :-) ... as soon as it started playing, she sat down and watched it and started talking about the episodes with Bella. :-)

I don't know about your little ones, but sharing is one of hardest things for my youngest to do.  We have been buying duplicate toys for the girls as they both don't want to share their toys, especially Bella.  But, I have also had to talk with Bella about sharing as she has run into a few instances at preschool where a friend had a toy and didn't want to share and this upset Bella, or vice versa.  I found this DVD and the episodes that make up this DVD perfect is getting the message of sharing across to Bella in such a way that she would understand it better.  Come on, what little one doesn't want to listen to Caillou, right?! 

I have lost count on how many times my girls have watched this DVD.  And, if you were to ask the if they had a favorite episode of them all, you would probably get an "all of them" response.  They and I highly recommend this recently released DVD for Caillou fans or for parents of preschoolers looking for a DVD about sharing to watch with their little ones.


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) (, 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.

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 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, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

Street Date: January 19, 2016
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $12.99

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


  1. This dvd looks super cute and one the kids would love and at a great price too thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh this looks so good! Carter loves Caillou! One of his favorite episodes is Caillou Conducts! So glad to see it on here!