Caillou will forever hold “legendary” status among these parts as the first character that our oldest daughter truly fell in love with. Though new episodes of his self-titled series haven’t been produced in a number of years, the folks at DHX Media and PBS Distribution continue to package special compilations that go with seasons and themes, and for spring 2017 comes Playtime with Caillou. This new collection features seven episodes of the series on one DVD (pre-order now). Details below…
“Caillou’s New Game”
Caillou has some friends over and they want to play a game, only it’s not quite working. Mommy is painting Caillou’s bedroom and he can’t get to his toy box; Sarah’s dog chews up his ball; and a tug-of-war results in a frayed skipping rope. When Caillou sees Mommy mixing paint from different colors, he decides to be creative too. He and his pals create their own fun game!
Caillou and Leo want to play hockey and are disappointed when they arrive at the rink to find Sarah and Clementine playing “ringette.” Caillou has never heard of ringette before, and he doesn’t want to play the game…until he learns that Mommy used to play! She teaches him a few moves, and when Caillou and Leo realize it’s a lot like hockey, they’re eager to join the girls’ next game.
It’s a rainy day and Caillou doesn’t know what to do…until Daddy discovers some old puzzles! Caillou and Daddy enjoy putting a pirate puzzle together…until they realize there’s a piece missing. Seeing how disappointed Caillou is at the thought of not being able to finish the puzzle, Daddy comes up with another activity – they’ll go on a pirate treasure hunt for the missing piece!
Grandma plans to coach Caillou’s soccer team while Grandpa recovers from an injury. Caillou is excited about this – until Grandma proves to have some unusual training methods. She insists her strange drills will make the kids better players. But it isn’t until the kids’ first game that they realize Grandma’s strange and different methods are working – they are turning into better players!
Caillou flies Sarah’s kite…and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can’t find a store that sells them. When Daddy suggests they make a kite, Caillou isn’t convinced it’ll be better than a store-bought kite…until it’s finally finished! Sarah and Caillou are thrilled with their homemade kite – because they made it together.
“Rainy Day at the Beach”
Caillou and his family are supposed to be enjoying a nice day at the beach, but it’s cloudy and rainy. Mommy and Daddy think of going home, until Caillou and Rosie show them they can have fun no matter where they are – even on a wet and soggy beach!
“Caillou’s Leaf Pile”
Caillou has fun jumping in the fall leaves with Daddy. When Daddy cleans up all the leaves, Caillou still wants to jump. He tries a few options, but doesn’t get the results he was hoping for. Finally, Caillou realizes he can make his own jumping pile…out of pillows!
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. Produced by DHX Media, CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and airs on PBS KIDS (check local listings).