“Dive into adventure 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! On this exciting DVD, Captain Barnacles leads a mission to rescue Dashi, who is trapped inside a giant whale shark, and Kwazii takes to the skies to retrieve a precious book from a school of flying fish! Peso tries to bandage a Great White Shark without becoming his lunch and much more! Plus – in a special extra feature, Tweak and Tunip tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Gup-X! ”
Any child interested in the Ocean is sure to love the Ocotonauts! My daughter age 5 and my son age 3 recently have been introduced to this show and are quite taken with it! The latest not to miss out on DVD releasing soon by nCircle that my family got to pre-screen is called “Octonauts: To the Gup-X”. On this feature, there’s non-stop adventure in which kids discover the lovable characters exploring, rescuing, and protecting all sorts of animals of the sea! We’ve not just been watching but using it during our homeschool time too.
This DVD is 70 minutes long, you can easily sit and watch all the episodes or break it up and watch one at a time (especially if you want to use these along in a science lesson). There are a total of six episodes and two bonus features. Some of the sea creatures children will learn educational facts about are Great White Sharks, Coconut Crabs, Bowhead Whales, Whale Sharks, Flying Fish, and more! The facts are mentioned in each episode as the story goes along but also will be brought up during the end in the “Creature Report”. I’ll have to admit that even I learned a new thing or two. Way to go for summarizing the facts!
My kids have watched the DVD numerous time and have yet to tire of it. My daughter liked seeing the Narwhals and my son thought the coconut crabs were pretty cool. I’d like to mention that even though there’s sharks which can be frightening and other potentially suspenseful situations, the show presents these situations well without scaring kids.
Overall we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the series! Randomly throughout the day my kids will come up to me and let me know about some neat fact they learned while watching! It’s not just great entertainment but has actual educational benefits to it as well. Who knows, maybe this will encourage a child to be a marine biologist or another career pertaining to the sea!
Buy it: This DVD is available at retailers near you and online. The suggested retail price is $12.99. But right now you can pre-order Octonauts: To the Gup-X on Amazon.com for $6.96!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.