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Have you heard of Sid the Science Kid? He is an adorable little boy who is curious about everything. The best way I can describe him is as sort of computer generated puppet. You can find his show on PBS. I recently was given the opportunity to review two of his dvds, The Big Club and Change Happens. The episodes on the disc explore decay, growing, melting, animal communication, why dirt is dirty, and more. As a parent I was very impressed with how much information was presented in a kid friendly way. All the adults on the show from Teacher Susie to Sid's family, encourage his curiosity and help him learn about whatever his "Big Question" is for the day. I love that they encourage the youngster to explore. These dvds are very educational and fun at the same time! The characters are likable, the stories are presented well, and the songs are too cute!

The Bug Club Episodes
  • Hello Doggie
  • Home Tweet Home
  • The Dirt On Dirt
  • Don't Forget The Leaves

Change Happens Episodes
  • My Mushy Banana
  • My Shrinking Shoes
  • My Ice Pops
  • The Perfect Pancake
I also was able to review Dive Olly Dive Ship Shape Sub. He makes me think of Jay Jay or Thomas that my kids loved, but he is so much cooler because he is a submarine. My eight year old told me that by the way, I have no preference between the two modes of transportation. Olly, along with his friends Beth, Skid, Diver Doug, and my favorite Ranger the Cowboy Seahorse, all come together to teach children lessons like listening to others, learning from you mistakes, and more. The animation is great, the stories are well thought out, and the series seems devoted to teaching kids valuable life lessons. I thoroughly enjoyed this dvd and wish the series had been around when my kids were younger.


Ship Shape Sub Episodes
  • Haunted Ship Prank
  • Less Is More
  • Navigation Consternation
  • Follow That Lobster
  • Don't Tell Beth
Since I had no preschool age kids to test these flicks on, I had to borrow some. My testing group was made up of a 6 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, and 2 year old twin girls. They enjoyed all the dvds, but Sid the Science Kid Change Happens was the favorite. I was told by their mom that decay was the topic of the day after they watched it. The little girls loved the music, especially "I'm Looking For My Friends" and would try to imitate the dance that May does. The older kids watched intently, asked lots of questions, then told everyone what they had learned from the show. Mom told me she has never seen all four of them sit and stay interested all the way through a dvd before. Mom gave all three disc an A+ rating.

I whole heartedly agree. As a parent and former daycare provider, I really think these are some of the best children's programs I've ever watched. They truly grab the child's attention and keep it until the end. The kids learn a lot from each episode and have a good time doing it.

I am thrilled to be able to give away all three of these wonderful dvds to one lucky reader!

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This giveaway ends August 4th at 10:00pm CST. One winner will be chosen randomly and will have 3 days to claim their prize. Be sure I have a way to contact you if you win!


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100 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want these for my sons!
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plhill2000 said...

I really want these for the 5 grandkids I babysit.

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My son loves "Sid The Science Kid". I would love for him to have the DVD's for when we travel.

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brandy bailey said...

I would love these. They would be great for my daughter to watch when I'm doing school.

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Eve @ Confessions of a Housewife said...

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Ken said...

PBS Kids is fun afternoon viewing. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Julie D said...

My kids love Sid!

Brandy said...

I'd love this for my friend's little girl.

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Dave said...

My two little nephews love the shows on PBS Kids, especially Sid and WordWorld. It's nice to see children's programming that is educational as well as entertaining. Thank you fore the fun give-away.

Amanda said...

I'd like this for my 4 year old daughter please! :) She loves Sid and his friends. macd82 at gmail dot com

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My son would love these!!

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Gabriel J. said...

This would be perfect for my daughter.

Candie said...

Even though my boys are on the older side of these DVDs, I bet they would love them and learn something great. Thank you

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mommysweeps said...

daughter and I love Sid, I think it is a very high quality program!

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I would love to win these CD's for my primary elementary students and also my grandson.

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Leslie S. said...

We watch Sid in my home.I think my 4 kids would eally like to wtch these dvd's.Thanks!

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My grandchildren would love these. Thanks for having the contest!

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Anonymous said...

My sons Aidan and Liam have just discovered Sid the Science Kid and can not get enough of it! This would really make their day

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