We love getting cozy on the couch with our kids to watch a good movie. That’s why we’re super excited for these recent NAPPA Award-winning DVDs that are fun and educational. They make a great holiday gift.
Sesame Street – Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores!
Explore the everyday world with everybody’s favorite furry red monster, Elmo, in the new DVD release of Sesame Street – Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores!
Elmo Explores! is a two-hour collection of Elmo’s World episodes, appearing for the first time on DVD. Using the power of his imagination, Sesame Street’s little red monster explores kid-friendly topics such as painting, cooking and habitats from a child’s point of view. Joined by the hilarious Mr. Noodle, Smartie the Smartphone, and his pet goldfish Dorothy, Elmo asks questions that lead to fun discoveries. An age-appropriate launch pad for imagination and learning, Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores! indulges children’s natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. $14.98, ages: 2+
Sesame Street: The Magical Wand Chase
Kids will love going on a cultural adventure with Sesame Street: The Magical Want Chase. While taking her friends on a magical hot air balloon ride, Abby Cadabby loses her wand to a curious bird, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. Without Abby’s wand, they can’t get back to Sesame Street. A chase ensues! Pursuing the bird in their hot air balloon, Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods and discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them find the missing wand and show them the way back home. Who knew there was so much to discover just around the corner? $14.98, ages 2+
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Sgt. Stubby is a heartwarming, critically acclaimed, animated “tail” that shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places. Based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a little stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I. $19.99, for the entire family.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World DVD
Get ready to explore our world with the critically acclaimed film Dream Big: Engineering Our World (narrated by Jeff Bridges) released in a 2-DVD set by Shout! Factory. Originally filmed for and seen in IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, this stunning film is now available in living rooms across the country.
The education-focused 2-DVD edition of Dream Big: Engineering Our World will offer the complete movie along with a 150-page educator’s guide (12 lesson plans, including handouts), 10 educational shorts, 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes and 8 more short “Fun Fact” videos. This set brings the wonder of engineering to life for students everywhere. $19.97, ages 6+
The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island DVD
Small island. Big adventure! The beloved Boxcar Children now on DVD with the release of the new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND.
The highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) and many more. THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. $16.97, for the entire family.
All About Trains Book and DVD Combo
All About Trains is a fun book and DVD combo introduces little railroad fans to the subject of trains and rail transportation. Join Carl the Train Conductor and his animated rail friends as they take a reading and video adventure to learn how trains were invented, how they work, how fast they go, the different kinds of trains, how trains talk to each other, train safety, and more. Loaded with full-color images, 90 pages. DVD is 40 Minutes. $19.95, ages: 5+