It’s nearly Fall and I can’t wait! Fall brings one of my favorite Holidays, Halloween! I tend to bring out all our fun spooky family movies for the kids as soon as it’s October! When i saw that Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios was releasing a My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic Halloween themed DVD on September 9th I was thrilled and so were my kids! We’ve been pony fans for quite sometime so any Holiday themed DVD collections are just icing on the cake, so to speak. After viewing, I will have to say “Spooktacular Pony Tales” is not a collection to let pass you by!
Disneynature Bears is an exciting documentary type film that is great for the whole family. If you are looking for an up close and personal view of Bears, this certainly is it. After such a great response from my own children ages 3 1/2 and 6, I am certain this movie would be great in any school or home setting. There’s a lot you can take away from this film and incorporate it into a lesson plan easily. Viewers will learn not just about bears but be amazed at the amazing cinematography and exceptional sound & music quality in capturing just a glimpse of the beauty Alaska offers through all four seasons.
“Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats – above and below the waves!
Children can learn about many different places around the world with Mickey, Minnie, and all their pals on the latest offering from Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World DVD! During a time when a lot of families are traveling for Summer vacation (even if not outside our country), I feel preschool aged children can benefit from this DVD quite a bit! I believe it’s important to learn about places different from our own even if at this age only briefly scratching the surface. The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series always makes learning the lesson or new experience at hand engagingly adventurous as well as tons of fun for kids!
Look for Drawing with Mark DVD’s at your local Michael’s!
I’ve only given my nearly 6 year old daughter a preview of one of the Drawing with Mark DVDs but she’s excited with the fact that we’ll be using these for our Homeschool Summer art activities! Because not only will she be learning how to draw all sorts of things, she’ll be learning educational facts with each of the different DVD’s such as facts about dinosaurs, life on the farm, caring for animals, our solar system and so much more!
I grew up watching and learning how to draw from TV shows like Pappy Drew It and The Imagination Station and feel the aid of DVD’s can really grow the skills of any artist. I like that Mark starts with the basic foundations of using shapes such as circles, triangles, and goes from there. The fact the educational bits takes kids on site before the lesson is pretty neat as well! I totally like that there’s so much learning going on! Each DVD contains two half hour lessons and would be best for children ages 5-9 years old. I would recommend these most certainly and will be posting our Summer art with Drawing with Mark in the months ahead!