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Caillou Helps Out DVD by PBS Kids


Check out this wonderful adventure for toddler to early elementary aged kids to enjoy with the new DVD called Caillou Helps Out. (This is a review of the upcoming release on DVD.) Caillou Helps Out will be available for purchase on June 16 for $12.99 SRP.

PBS Kids always brings the best in entertainment and educational value to our homes, and this time is no different. I adore the gentle loving nature of the Caillou show and how it establishes great family and moral values teaching kids learning concepts of all different sorts along the way.


I highly recommend this new DVD, Caillou Helps Out. My kids always end up roll playing the scenes and begging me to help them do some of the activities that Caillou or his sister do in the show whenever we watch this new video – such as making tasty snacks, or wanting costume accessory help so they can play Captain Caillou!


This DVD includes 7 heart-warming stories on the DVD including:

  1. Caillou Makes a Meal
  2. Follow Me
  3. Captain Caillou
  4. High Flyers
  5. Emma’s Extra Snacks
  6. The Untidy Classroom
  7. Smooth Sailing

Movie is approx. 60 minutes * Widescreen


Please consider making a purchase of this great new kids DVD “Caillou Helps Out” by PBSKids starting June 16! Every purchase keeps PBS going and kids growing. Visit PBSKIDS.org/caillou.

The Caillou shows always incorporate lots of cute ways for the DAD in the show to be a great role model and teacher of life skills to Caillou. This DVD would be a fun gift to give your kids close to Father’s Day so they can enjoy watching it together and be blessed by all the fun and adventures father and son do together in the show.



Thanks so much for visiting Love2EncourageYou today! Be sure to visit my Giveaways Page to enter to win a PBS Kids DVD or other cool prizes!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. However, I only share items I fell are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

Win the Mia and Me: Discover Centopia DVD #Giveaway! 5 Winners!

Mia and Me giveaway

Greetings friends! I’m totally tickled to be able to bring you this fantastic new giveaway on behalf of PBS Distribution! Today you have the chance to enter to win one of FIVE brand new copies of the exciting and magical Mia and Me: Discover Centopia DVD!


Join Mia and her new friends in this enchanting kids show brought to you by PBS Kids! Encounter unicorns, elves, and other magical creatures as Mia travels from the real world to a fantasy world called Centopia.

In case you missed my earlier post, you can read my review HERE to learn all about this awesome new show from PBS Kids! I am sure your kids will love it!

Enter through the Giveaway Tools form below for a chance to win! Five winners will be chosen via random.org on midnight EST on 5/20/2015. Hurry and enter today and don’t forget to come back daily for the daily entries to help increase your chances of winning!


Prize: Five winners will receive a new copy of the Mia and Me: Discover Centopia DVD!

Location: Open to USA and Canada only. Void where prohibited.

Date: Ends at midnight on 5/20/2015.

Age: Must be age 18 years or older.


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Daniel Tiger: Welcome To The Neighborhood DVD + Puzzle from PBS Kids


Welcome to the neighborhood here at Love2EncourageYou blog! I’m glad to have you join us!

Today, we get to share about this adorable DVD called Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Welcome To The Neighborhood by PBS Kids and brought to us by PBS Distribution. This wonderful collection of three Grr-ific tales will have your Preschool to early Elementary aged children completely engaged with the video and learning some super lessons in dealing with disappointment, not giving up, caring, encouraging and doing something nice for a neighbor.


This DVD is so much more than just a very engaging video for kids – it has a special feature offering printable activities, and coloring pages for your children to learn with and enjoy! It also came packaged together with a sweet little puzzle of the cover art of this Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DVD! My kids both had fun putting it together while they watched the episodes.

This video is approximately 60 minutes long and is in widescreen.

3 Episodes included are:

  • Daniel’s Birthday
  • Daniel’s Picnic
  • Neighbor Day (a special double episode)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood builds on the legacy of Fred Roger’s pioneering work for and about children. Using the musical strategies in Mister Roger’s landmark social-emotional curriculum, these engaging stories help children develop the key social skills necessary for school and for life.


My little guy was completely glued to the screen and loved watching each of these educational and entertaining episodes of Daniel Tiger. Both my children ages 4 and 8 years old have found role playing and acting out scenes from this PBS Kids series to be lots of fun and one of their favorite things to imagine and play even when the video isn’t on! They both love all the episodes in this DVD, but “Neighbor Day” is extra special and they both agree that one is their favorite – along with the little song in it.

I hope you get to purchase a copy of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Welcome To The Neighborhood for your little ones to enjoy soon! This DVD with bonus Puzzle makes a great gift! Beside, great family friendly shows are hard to find – this one gets a big thumbs up from me!

– Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my family and my readers.




Emmy Award-Winning SciGirls TV Show by PBSKids Launches 3rd Season! #Science

Greetings friends! Today’s the day!

I’m delighted to share with you the exciting news that a brand-new season of the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series is debuting on PBS KIDS today – April 15th!

We had the honor of getting some really cool swag as part of this amazing launch of the new SciGirls 3rd season! My daughter loved demonstrating her pin and poster in this cute video!

The eagerly-anticipated third season is all about citizen science and features 6 all-new episodes starring real girls who are seriously into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM! Along with their mentors, they are on a mission to inspire and empower girls everywhere to take up the charge and become the next generation of female scientists and engineers. The new episodes will air weekly on PBS KIDS (check local listings), and will also be available online nationwide starting April 15 at http://pbskids.org/scigirls/.


 It was so much fun watching my kids light up and get ideas about Science when watching episodes of SciGirls that we were thrilled to be able to share about the new episodes for the 3rd season! To show my support, I am proudly wearing this awesome and super soft SciGirls T-shirt compliments of our sponsor for SciGirls.

I’m sure you are going to enjoy this new series of episodes from SciGirls! Each half-hour show follows the SciGirls as they embark on sci-sational adventures from coast-to-coast, making incredible discoveries and performing unique experiments – all in the name of the latest STEM frontier, citizen science! And as the SciGirls go from tracking toads to observing butterflies, counting clouds to learning about urban ornithology and more, viewers at home can tag along on each of their incredible science-based expeditions and learn more about how they can make a difference, too!

NEWS FLASH! Check this out! To coincide with the start of the new season, SciGirls is unleashing mobile-friendly upgrades to its engaging website, too. Complete with two new games and interactive videos, the site enables fans to connect with fellow STEM explorers and further supports the SciGirls mission, which is nothing short of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math – helping to turn sci-viewers into sci-doers! My kids totally LOVE all the fun games and interesting things to learn on the website! We highly recommend you give them a try! Your kids will enjoy them and learn something new too!

I hope you’ll join us in supporting this fantastic PBSKids series and look forward to hearing about your own SciGirl adventures with your little ones! Please share with me in the comments. I’d love to hear about them!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a T-shirt and other little goodies/swag to help promote the new season of SciGirls.  However, I only share items I feel are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

Entertaining and Fun: A Sloth Named Velcro DVD by PBS Nature


There’s lots to learn about sloths through this fantastic film from PBS Nature! A Velcro Named Sloth is a great DVD for homeschoolers, educators, and families who love to learn about animals – especially the sloth. We found this film to be jam-packed filled with all kinds of helpful insight into the lives and habitats of sloths.




View a preview of the DVD here:

Now available on DVD from PBS Distribution

There are so many wonderful moments in the DVD that make you smile, intrique you, and simply inform you with all the cool features you can learn about the sloth that many do not know. My personal favorite was to learn how diligently the male sloths cover their territory at night and make sure to travel even as far as a mile at their slow and steady pace in order to check in and make sure their kin are all safe. I didn’t know sloths were mostly nocturnal either.


The entire DVD is enjoyable to watch. There is an adorable storyline sharing about the life of Velcro the sloth and how he was raised by a woman when he was just a baby sloth and eventually placed back into the wild. We also get to see inside looks into the activities of Care Centers and how they take measures to give medical care and comfort to sloths at risk or who are rescued.

My kids both enjoyed crawling around on the floor pretending to be like a sloth when it’s not in a tree. They were fascinated to learn that the sloth has moths and algae living in its fur on purpose to help it survive. Such interesting facts!

Here is a cute review below from a child’s perspective on this film from my daughter, M.  I hope you enjoy!


A Kid’s Corner Review of “A Velcro Named Sloth” by “M” (age 8):

It was a lot of fun learning about how sloths are in nature. How hard it is for sloths and how dangerous is the main things I found interesting that I never knew about. They are in danger from predators like ocelots and owls. They are actually at risk of getting killed from cars as they try to cross roadways and could get hit. Many people are starting to become animal ambassadors to help protect the sloths. If these people see a sloth crossing the road then they stop their cars and try to help get the sloth safely to the other side, so it will not be in danger of getting hit. I learned how we as people should try much harder to care for and have a heart for animals and mammals.

Thanks for visiting Love2EncourageYou today! Please leave a comment below and tell us what you think of this exciting new look into the lives of a sloth.

Be sure to check back often in April and May as our Spring Gift Guide is launching from April 1 – May 15! Lots of great reviews and giveaways coming soon – especially from PBSKids and PBSNature! Sponsors: Please feel free to reach out and get your product included today! Contact Rebecca at love2encourageyou@icloud.com.


PBS KIDS presents Wild Kratts: Shark-Tastic on DVD!


Can you believe this adorable smile? That’s what happens every time I turn on the Wild Kratts from PBSKIDS! My son just adores this show and he was more than ecstatic when the package arrived from PBS Distribution with an early release copy the brand new DVD called Wild Kratts Shark-Tastic coming out on April 14! He was so excited to sit in his special chair holding his giant hammerhead shark stuffed animal while watching the new adventures the Kratt brothers go on in this delightful and educational series of episodes.


Both my 8 year old daughter and my 4 year old son enjoy the Wild Kratts because its not only really cool to see them live in person and then change to animated form to go on the full adventures learning about animals, but they love using their imaginations and acting out the scenes and silly antics the Kratt brothers do in these shows. It’s so much fun! I even enjoy watching the episodes and learning from them as an adult!


The new Shark-Tastic has several great sea creatures featured in the DVD and one in particular really seemed to capture the kids attention and having them rewind it. The scene where the Kratt brothers actually feed a live Octopus just mesmerized them. They are now dying to have me take them to an Aquarium! How cool is that? Thank goodness spring break is next week so we can consider making that wish come true, right? Shhh… don’t tell my kids! It’s a surprise!


You’ll find all sorts of great educational material embedded within each episode of these Wild Kratts adventures. I know you will see your kid’s interests in animals and their habitats and “creature powers” blossoming right before your eyes in no time. These episodes are addicting! You can’t watch them just once! lol.


Please grab your copy of the newest Wild Kratts adventures on DVD and pick up Shark-Tastic for your family to enjoy!



from PBS Distribution April 14

PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science
by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”


SHARK-TASTIC” includes four episodes of the PBS KIDS hit series WILD KRATTS, two of which are bonus episodes! From learning about the favorite prey of great white sharks, to gaining insight into how dolphins communicate, kids will be exposed to fascinating facts about sharks and other sea creatures in this fun-filled DVD. Animals highlighted in these four stories include a hawksbill turtle, dolphins, a tiger shark, a giant pacific octopus, great white sharks, a bowhead whale, a manta ray and many more.

In each episode of WILD KRATTS, creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt take kids and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning KRATTS’ CREATURES and Emmy-winning ZOBOOMAFOO, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. WILD KRATTS airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

Check out all the cool games and learning apps available from Wild Kratts series at PBSKIDS.org as well. My kids love them!

Thanks for visiting today friends. Please check out our other PBSKIDS DVD reviews and tell me some of your favorite Wild Kratts episodes or favorite PBSKIDS characters in the comments below. Don’t miss visiting our Giveaways Page for some PBSKIDS movie giveaways on occasion too!

– Rebecca


Kid-Friendly and Full of Fun! Caillou’s Furry Friends DVD by PBS Kids!


REVIEW & GIVEAWAY of Caillou’s Furry Friends DVD by PBSKIDS!

Experience the joy, laughter and learning of Caillou’s silly antics and adorable ways playing with pets and other furry friends as this DVD shares these precious moments through the eyes of a four year old in PBS Kid’s “Caillou’s Furry Friends”!

Episodes Included:

  • Dog Dilemma
  • Caillou’s Cricket
  • Caillou’s Cross-Hop
  • Kitty Conundrum
  • Lost and Found
  • Play with Me!
  • Caillou Roars

Special Features include coloring pages and Activities! This video is approx. 58 minutes long.


20150215_185410_resizedPreparing your little one for the world of pets, outdoor critters and other animals can be both fun and challenging. We recently bought our children their very first pet and the ups and downs of teaching basic care, careful handling, and maximum playtime has been a true learning experience for both my four year old son and my eight year old daughter.  Watching this adorable representation of Caillou going through both common mishaps and lots of creative playtime with the world of furry friends was a delight and enriching experience for my two little ones. They loved many episodes and giggled numerous times or even would rewind certain parts.


Kids Corner Review with M: My daughter “M” (age 8) shares that she loved the episode called Dog Dilemma because it teaches about how much fun it is having someone new in your life to play with or spend time with. Caillou’s friend got a new dog and started spending all her time with the dog which made Caillou sad. He missed playing with his friend, but she no longer had any time for him. One day Caillou’s parents agreed to watch the dog for Caillou’s friend and Caillou got to see why his friend loved the dog so much and that made him not be jealous anymore. Caillou’s friend made sure she balanced her time more and tried to go play with Caillou on a regular basis too.


Caillous Furry Friends

Sponsor: PBS KIDS

Host: Rebecca at LoveEncourageYou

Prize: 2 winners to receive a new copy of  Caillou’s Furry Friends DVD!

Location: Open to US & Canada.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Date: Ends at midnight EST on 3/31.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel will be of interest or value to my readers. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social sites. We verify all entries in giveaway before announcing winners.

It’s Here Math Fans! The new Peg + Cat Rocks! DVD #Review


Just released! The newest DVD of Peg + Cat! You’re going to love this creative and fun-loving collection of episodes from PBSKids big hit show Peg + Cat! My kids adore all the comical phrases and silly antics of Peg + Cat!  They share ways to count by tens and ones and help children grasp the concepts of counting in higher numbers with ease. You won’t be disappointed with this newest edition in the collection of Peg + Cat DVDs titled: Peg + Cat Peg Rocks – Solving Really Big Math Problems! It literally does ROCK! We love it!!


As a homeschool mom and wife to a Math teacher, naturally I absolutely give a huge thumbs up for anything Math related and this new Peg + Cat Peg Rocks DVD offers sound instruction in a fun and engaging way that kids can understand and absorb. A big thumbs up from me! But don’t just take my word for it, here it from the real source and critics for kids cartoons – kids! Here’s my daughter’s review in her own words:

 I Do What I Can – The Musical is my favorite episode! It features 23 tunes for this amazing Peg + Cat cartoon. It teaches about counting by 30 by 2s. It can also probably teach you a few things about good deeds.

The Girl Group Problem episode teaches about different shapes such as pentagon, triangles and rectangles. It can also teach the meanings of tough words such as upside down, flip over, slide and turn around.

In the Mega Mall Problem episode it teaches about attributes and how to recognize them. Attributes used in the episode were pink, circle and trapezoid. Peg + Cat use them to find the teens in time for their performance in the mall – the zebra guy show.

I recommend this new DVD because it’s amazing and has lots of new episodes! I love to dance to the songs! I hope you like it.

  – M (age 8)

Peg + Cat Peg Rocks: Solving Really Big Math Problems is now available for purchase for $12.99. Be sure to visit PBS.org for more Peg + Cat fun!

20150213_153801_resizedThanks for visiting and enjoying this Kids Corner and Mommy Review on Peg + Cat Peg Rocks DVD!

We have many more exciting kids DVD reviews coming this week. See a sneak peek of just a sampling of what else is to come in the image below!


Be sure to visit our other PBS review posts as they become available.

Check out the giveaways page if you want to enter to win some family friendly giveaways too.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy of the DVD in exchange for an honest review.

Caillou Family Favorites Replays Often In This House! #Review

Caillou 25th Anniversary


In our constant search for family friendly viewing on TV, it is always refreshing to be able to lean on our solid favorites like PBSKIDS who always come through with flying colors to provide real value in family friendly entertainment. Our most recent DVD & book review is for the exciting new Caillou’s Family Favorites DVD and Book Gift Set! What a delightful surprise to my kids when this arrived – it was like Christmas early!

We absolutely adore the Caillou series of episodes on this DVD. It covers so many wonderful topics that both my 3 yr old and my 7yr old enjoy.  My daughter likes going on the Caillou portion of the pbskids.org website afterwards and finding fun games to play after watching the videos from the Caillou’s Family Favorites on DVD. Quite often she asks for me to replay the Caillou Family Favorites DVD so they can watch the episodes again right away! I love that they are learning, asking questions, laughing and role playing things they see in the Caillou episodes too.

My daughter’s favorite episode is the one called “Caillou’s Surprise”. During the episode Caillou accidentally breaks his mom’s favorite cup. His grandmother helps him make a new cup out of clay and he paints it for her as a surprise replacement to the one he broke. My daughter was completely fascinated with the whole episode and thought it was such a nice way to make up for the accident.

The book was an adorable companion to the video series and my 3 yr old enjoyed this the most. He really likes reading the many Caillou storybooks we’ve collected and he loves this one just as much.

We give this gift set a huge thumbs up for family friendliness and terrific engaging topics covered in the DVD and book. Grab this gift set for your children this holiday season! They will love it! I also highly recommend Caillou’s Holiday Favorites!


Additional Details:

“The gift set features the DVD “Caillou’s Family Favorites,” which includes four episodes (14 adventures), and a 48-page beautifully illustrated special edition double storybook, which features “Training Wheels” and “Captain Caillou.”

For 25 years, Caillou has been inspiring generations of preschool children to grow emotionally and to explore the world around them by learning, having fun, and using their imagination. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Join Caillou in celebrating his 25th anniversary with this fun-filled family DVD and double storybook collection.

“CAILLOU’S FAMILY FAVORITES DVD + BOOK” released  on October 14. The DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. The DVD contains special features including interactive games, coloring pages, and optional Spanish audio.

Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media.”

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are a good fit for my family and my readers.

Buddy’s Halloween Adventure – Dinosaur Train DVD by PBS #Review


As a homeschool parent, I absolutely adore anything that allows my kids to learn new things, creates an atmosphere of interest and curiosity, and gives them a desire to explore and ask questions.  In this most recent Dinosaur Train DVD release from PBS called “Buddy’s Halloween Adventure”, I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of great educational info and not just spooky Halloween type stuff. My kids were completely engaged and entertained throughout the entire DVD learning about nocturnal animals, pumpkins, gourds, and other appropriate things that would fit in an educational Halloween/Fall themed cartoon for kids.


Buddy and his family take a special trip on the Night Train to learn about animals that are nocturnal. They take a fun nature walk under the full moon where they discover an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur. They visit a “haunted house” for a spooky party. Then learn all about “Gourd Day” – a Mesozoic Halloween where Larry Lambeosaurus shows the Pteranodon family how to hollow out the gourds and carve faces into them.

Episodes include…
Night Train – Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

Fossil Fred – Buddy, Tiny and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

Haunted Roundhouse – Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep.

Big Pond, Pumpkin Patch – The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.


I am just thoroughly impressed each time I receive a PBS show to review. No joke! They do a fabulous job creating kid-friendly content that teaches helpful lessons in life, education, and friendship and invites children to want to learn more. I hope your family will enjoy them and get as much educational value out of each episode as we do. A big five stars for a safe, and family-friendly Halloween episode filled with educational value.

You can purchase Dinosaur Train: Buddy’s Halloween Adventure for $7.99.

Looking forward to bringing you more family friendly product reviews real soon! Thanks for visiting!

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are a good fit for my family and the interests of my readers.