Nickelodeon Favorites: Food With Friends! Available May 17th, 2011 on DVD
Kieran is a big fan of the Nickelodeon shows on this DVD. In general, I love that they are all educational. They work on problem solving, sorting and foreign language development, to name a few. Episode after episode they kept my daughter engaged and solicited participation from her. Being the foodie family that we are, I love that the entire DVD is centered around food. The Yo Gabba Gabba episode is one of our all-time favorites. I first saw this episode about a year ago and we still sing the songs! “Try it….You’ll Like It!” and repeat…Everything from eating veggies, to brushing your teeth, to cleaning up. Now, if the lessons would stick, we’d be set!
The beloved characters from the hit Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!, Blues Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba! And Ni Hao, Kai-lan explore and celebrate different types of food.
Dora the Explorer-El Dia de las Madres
It’s Mother’s Day and Dora wants to help Papi bake Mama a special cake. Three key ingredients are missing, so with Boots’ help, Dora sets out to gather tem. Then it’s time for a big Mother’s Day party with all of Dora’s friends and their mommies!
Go, Diego, Go!- Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm
It’s time for Abuelito’s Strawberry Festival, but when a strong wind blows all the strawberries away, Alicia must ask Diego for help. Green Iguana can save the day by transporting strawberry seeds in her belly and putting them into the soil so more strawberries can grow. They have to climb up trees, use stilts and swim through lily pads and help iguana camouflage to hide from a scary animal. Most importantly, Iguana must get to Abuelito’s farm!
The Wonder Pets! – Save the Bee/Save the Squirrel
The Wonder Pets shrink down to bee-size to help a baby bee collect nectar for her first hive. Later on, a piglet comes to live in the classroom and the Wonder Pets each want to take care of it on their own. Eventually, they realize they need to work together to take care of the rather large piglet.
Blue’s Clues – The Grow Show
To find out what Blue wants to do outside, come help look for clues to learn the process of where orange juice comes from with Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. They investigate the elements of length and volume by comparing inchworms and puddles with Shovel and Pail. And they categorize fruits and vegetables by where they grow with the felt friends.
Yo Gabba Gabba! – Eat
The characters learn the fun of eating vegetables and healthy meals. During “Party in My Tummy” and “Snacky Snack Snack” the vegetables beg to participate. Later, the characters learn to try new things in “Try It You’ll Like It”. And finally, everyone learn that cleaning up their mess is just as fun as having a party in “Clean It Up”.
Ni Hao, Kai-lan – Happy Chinese New Year
It’s Chinese New Year, which means a big feast and red envelopes with friends and family! Kai-lan and her friends are thrilled because this year, they’re old enough to carry the huge dragon costume. Rintoo is assigned to march in the middle of the dragon but he doesn’t think it’s important so he walks away. Without Rintoo, they can’t carry the dragon so Kai-lan must find a way to show Rintoo that every job on a team is important. In the end, the Dragon Team comes together to make the dragon dance and Yeye ends the day by giving a special red envelope to everyone.
Runtime: Approximately 148 minutes
DVD SRP: $16.99 U.S.
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