When our oldest was little, I was always looking for shows that I could trust would be age appropriate and entertaining. When my daughter was about 3 she fell in love the show Caillou on PBS KIDS. We watched as Caillou experienced all sorts of everyday things, and she was captivated. PBS KIDS has recently released (June 16, 2015) a new DVD featuring 7 stories with that lovable little four year old boy that our daughter enjoyed discovering with so much when she was young, Caillou Helps Out ARV$12.99. Approximate Run Time 60 mins and rated TV-Y
Here is a little about each episode featured in this delightful Caillou Helps Out DVD from PBS KIDS.
1.“Caillou Makes a Meal”
Caillou makes pizza for dinner with his family, and learns that home-made pizza can be just as good as the fast-food pizza they have delivered to their door...and it’s fun to make!
Daniel comes for a visit and thinks he knows how to put together a model plane...without the instructions. When the plane doesn’t fly properly, Caillou finally gets the courage to point out a poorly connected piece. They fix the plane and Daniel acknowledges that Caillou knows a lot for a little kid!
3.“The Untidy Classroom”
When Caillou complains about having to tidy up, Miss Martin suggests an experiment – they won’t tidy up the classroom for a few days, and they’ll see what happens. At first, the kids think this is fantastic...until they can’t find their puzzle pieces, they keep stepping on toys, and they can’t even do their morning exercises. Caillou finally realizes it’s time to tidy up, and decides to lead the clean-up crew!
Caillou tries to befriend his new classmate, Andy, but finds he isn’t getting very far. When Caillou tries to see things through Andy’s eyes, and realizes he prefers quiet activities – such as drawing – Caillou finally finds a way for them to be friends.
5.“Emma’s Extra Snacks”
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He’s even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything – not even go down the slide! But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma’s diabetes isn’t like a cold or flu. It’s something Emma has to live with every day...and she’s doing a pretty good job of it.
Caillou likes sailing with Daddy and Grandpa. Only, he wants to be Captain! Grandpa and Daddy try to convince him that his job – as Lookout – is very important, but Caillou isn’t convinced...until he helps them find Treasure Cove by spotting various landmarks and leading the way.
Captain Caillou and Fantastic Leo are enjoying ‘flying’ around the house, pretending to be superheroes. Only, they can’t seem to share the task of saving the world! Each wants to be the big hero in charge of their important ‘rescue’. When Daddy asks them to lend a hand in weeding out the wild weed ogres, Caillou and Leo come to realize things would go a lot smoother if they worked together.
If you have a preschooler that loves to help, they are sure to enjoy this DVD showcasing how young Caillou likes to help his family and friends too.