As I've previously mentioned here on THE ROCK FATHER, February 25 will be a big day for fans of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, as the first two volumes of the hit PBS KIDS series arrive on DVD with the release of DANIEL'S BIG FEELINGS and LIFE'S LITTLE LESSONS. Now comes word that the week leading up to the release will be jam-packed with new episodes as Daniel's Big Feelings Week kicks-off this Monday, February 17 on PBS KIDS (check local listings for times). Below you'll find all the details and some brand-new clips!
MARTHA SPEAKS and DINOSAUR TRAIN delight families each weekday on PBS KIDS, and their ongoing series of DVDs allow kids and grownups to enjoy the shows anytime they choose. Now, PBS Distribution and THE ROCK FATHER have teamed-up to offer families a chance to win a DVD 2-pack featuring the latest releases from both! Five lucky readers will each receive MARTHA SPEAKS: PUPPIES! PUPPIES! PUPPIES! and DINOSAUR TRAIN: I LOVE DINOSAURS! Would you like to have these in your collection? Learn more and enter for a chance to win below...
Caillou is a hero here at Rock Father HQ, my oldest daughter's first love... something that's been well-documented here on the site. There's a ton of educational value in the popular series (which airs on both PBS KIDS and Sprout here in the U.S.), and one of the biggest areas that's really hit home for us is the emphasis on Gardening. In fact, there's been an entire series of Caillou Ecology Club products, and last year, I featured one of our own adventures when I posted an entry called "Learning to Compost... Just Like Caillou." Now, just in-time for Spring, PBS Distribution is releasing a new DVD collection, CAILLOU'S GARDEN ADVENTURES, which will hit stores on February 25. Featuring six garden-themed episodes, kids and grownups can learn about water conservation, flowers, planting, and yes, even composting. Check out the details below!
My friends over at PBS KIDS just made a big announcement about a brand-new series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. Created by Tim McKeon (Fosterʼs Home for Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, The Electric Company) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans, Wallykazam!), ODD SQUAD is a live-action transmedia property geared toward helping kids ages 5-8 learn math. The series will focus on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who serve as part of the ODD SQUAD, solving cases that rank among the unusual. Within each case, a math concept will be presented.
This Monday, Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN rolls into town for an all-new, hour-long special on PBS KIDS with the NATURE TRACKERS ADVENTURE CAMP. Featuring four exciting and educational adventures (full details on each below), The Rock Daughters and I have not only taken an early look at the special, but have recently completed one of the fun (and free) activities that YOU can do with your little ones as a member of the Nature Trackers Club. Our adventure: Growing Crystals.
It's Tuesday again? I'm not sure where this past week has gone, but it feels like we just did this... the main difference being, I have some better selections to share this week. If you're looking for some new viewing options to enjoy with your family, there's a decent selection hitting retail this week. From THE BERENSTAIN BEARS to DINOSAUR TRAIN, LEGO NINJAGO to RUBY GLOOM, DIGIMON to THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT, there's a little something for everyone. Here's your new release Tuesday titles for January 14, 2014. Want a glimpse even further into the future? Check out my ongoing list right here.