Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Preschool Shows You Can Stand Behind - 3 DVDS To Giveaway

If you don't know who Sid The Science kid is you are missing out. This mom having grown up with the cartoons of the 70's is always impressed with the graphics of today's cartoons. Sid is no exception. Besides being colorful, Sid the Science Kid is an awesome show for kids 2 on up to, well this mom is 43 next month. Sid has catchy, repetitive songs and the characters are all interesting.

Sid debuted in September 2008 and was created by the Jim Henson's company. The puppets are digitally created using a special Henson technique.

Sid was created to teach science to preschoolers and I have to tell you there is nothing cuter than my kids learning about science from one of the TV friends. They are curious and when end up heading to the library to research something they learned from Sid about dirt, or how to make the perfect pancake. Seriously this stuff is cute and I especially love the theme song, "I'm looking for my friends"

In 2009, Sid the Science Kid was awarded the Parents' Choice Award and was called "Recommended Television for the spring of 2009" by the organization.
In May 2009 it the nominees for th 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced. Sid the Science Kid is nominated in two categories - "Outstanding Children's Animated Program" and "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title & Graphic Design".
The series was nominated by the Television Critics Association for a TCA Award in "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming."

It is a great show and you can find it on PBS, check your local listing for the times.

The DVD's I got to review were the first two released for Sid the Science Guy, The Bug Club and Change Happens.
The Bug Club was cute and contains episodes Hello Doggie, Home Tweet Home, The Dirt on Dirt, and Don't Forget the Leaves.

Change Happens includes episodes, My mushy banana, My Shrinking Shoes, My Ice Pops, and The Perfect Pancake.

Seriously cute, thought provoking, entertaining and educational. Adults may just find themselves learning a thing or two, too.

Check out the Sid The Science Kid website for some more information and fun games.

The other DVD was one I had never heard of called Dive Olly Dive and it is about a little sub called Olly obviously, and his friend Beth another 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. It is really cute and Olly has a very sweet voice. My kids were asking if there was a toy Olly sub they could have for the bath. I don't believe there are any toys out there yet but I wouldn't be surprised.
I am fortunate enough to be able to offer my readers a chance to win the 3 DVD's for themselves.

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