Monday, October 22, 2012

Check Out These New NCircle Entertainment DVD Releases (Review)

Since welcoming Savannah back in 2010, our family has quickly become a fan of NCircle Entertainment.  They offer an amazing selection of family-friendly hit shows and movies.  The best part is that the titles are all reasonably priced, making it easy to create a great video library for your family.  I was recently send the following new releases to enjoy with my daughters, and was not disappointed. 

Animal Atlas: Pet Party 
Buy now for only $5.99.

  • Featuring the cutest kittens, puppies, hamsters, horses, birds, fish, farm animals and more!
  • Nonstop fun for kids of all ages and families!
  • Tons of fascinating, kid-friendly facts about the animals we keep as pets.
  • It's the biggest pet party on the block!
  •  Running time is approx. 60 minutes.

Lazy Town: Super Sports Show 
Pre-order now for only $8.99 -- Releases 10/30/12

"LazyTown encourages kids to get up, get active and have fun!"

Stories include:

  • Records Day
  • Sportafake
  • Soccer Sucker
  • Sportacus on the Move
 Approx. running time is 90 minutes.

Noodle and Doodle: All Aboard with Noodle and Doodle 
Buy now for only $5.99.

"Sean, Noodle, and Doodle cook up delicious recipes and kid-friendly projects that can be completed with common household objects. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi"

This DVD includes the following stories, with Sean's dog Doggity along for the ride:
  • Family Vacation
  • Going Camping
  • A Trip to the Lake
  • Day at the Lighthouse
  • Road trip
 Dive Olly Dive!: Season Set, Vol. 1 
Buy now for only $5.99.
"Dive Olly Dive follows the adventures of Olly, a young submarine-in-training, and Beth, his best friend and fellow sub-in-training.  Stationed at the Special Underwater Research Facility (S.U.R.F) under the guidance of Diver Doug, the young subs explore their spectacular underwater world.  Join the aquatic adventure deep in the ocean blue!"

This DVD includes 14 adventures:

  • Sub D Day
  • Luseal Loops the Loop
  • Flying Seahorses
  • Win the Golden Fin
  • My Squid's Bigger Than Yours
  • Sub Magnet
  • Pressure's On
  • Grandpa Claude
  • Doug's Apprentice
  • A Jelly Old Time
  • I Thought I Saw a Sea Serpent
  • Beth's Backfire
  • The Big Swap
  • Cucumber Confusion
 Wordworld: To the Rescue 
Buy now for only $8.99.

"Welcome to WordWorld, where words are the stars of the show!  Join Duck and Fly as they learn how to be firefighters just like their friend Firefighter Frog!  To be firefighters, the gang has to keep a look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld...because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not?  Firefighters to the rescue!"

Stories include:

  • Fire Fighter to the Rescue
  • Duck Saves Spider's Web
  • The Best Nest
  • Caterpillar Gets a Home

Wordworld: Sound It Out

Buy now for only $22.99.

"Welcome to WordWorld, where words come alive! Join the WordFriends on comic adventures as they face challenges that can only be resolved by building the right word. In WordWorld, children are encouraged to put letters together to spell words that magically morph into the objects they represent."

This DVD contains 16 episodes and is over 3 hours long.


Out of all the DVDs sent, I have to say that Savannah was a fan of the WordWorld titles, as she is learning her ABC's and loves seeing all the letters from the alphabet that make up the characters.   Arabella, on the other hand, couldn't take her eyes of the television when I played Pet Party.  Savannah couldn't stop pointing to the animals and telling Arabella what they were and how they sounded.  It was so cute to watch the girls enjoy these fun and educational NCircle Entertainment titles.  I remember growing up how I enjoyed watching PBS and Disney programming with my brothers.  We formed a bond while watching these shows, and couldn't help but talk about how great the shows were. Even when we get together today, we reminisce about some of our favorite shows, and how they are still around today for our kids to enjoy. I am hoping that my daughters find watching educational programming like those offered from NCircle Entertainment not only entertaining, but hope they will spark their creative sides and make them want to tune in and learn more.  I can see Savannah is picking up the ABC's quicker, just by watching WordWorld episodes, as it helps introduces young children/readers to sounding out words, by recognizing letters and the sounds they represent.  When Savannah is not watching WordWorld on television, she is asking to watch her growing collection of WordWorld DVDs.  And, each and every time she watches these fun filled episodes, she learns new letters and their sounds.  Then, she spends the day sharing the new letters and their sounds with everyone.  You should see how proud she is as she tells us about letters like O and P (her favorites right now).

If you have young children at home who are fans of PBS Kids, Sprout and other NCircle Entertainment programming, including the ones I listed above, then you will want to bookmark their website for new releases, to pick up and enjoy with your children.  Last weekend we enjoyed Halloween-themed releases from NCircle Entertainment, which got us into the spirit of the holiday, and was a fun way to unwind after days full of hay rides, pumpkin picking and carving and jumping in the leaves.  I can't wait to see what is in store for the upcoming Christmas season.

Are you a fan of NCircle Entertainment?  If so, I would love to hear what your favorite shows are.  Let me know by leaving a comment below. And, if you picked up any of the above new releases, what did you think?  :-)


Click here to visit NCircle Entertainment and browse this extensive collection of family-friendly programming, including popular hit shows like The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That, Lazy Town, WordWorld, Sid the Science Kid and The Wiggles, just to name a few ---

Disclosure: I was sent copies of the above DVD titles from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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