KidVid: Timmy & Fireman Sam Have New Collections; Old & New Favorites Appear on Preschool Fun
In the next two weeks preschoolers will be served up three fun choices on DVD, starring some of their favorite characters. With June 28 and July 5 release dates, all three are available for pre-orders.
Timmy Time: Picture Day! comes to DVD June 28, and features five stories and a Timmy Time Sing-Along. It may seem like school just got out, but not for Timmy. In “Snapshot Timmy,” he’s got to have his school picture taken…if only he would stay away from mud, puddles, and jam sandwiches. Sans dialogue, Timmy never fails to make us chuckle; perhaps more shows (for kids and adults) should try this approach. Other stories on Timmy Time: Picture Day! are “Timmy Wants the Blues” (Timmy finds out that if he wants to make a really neat picture, he needs to use more than one color), “Timmy Wants the Drum” (Timmy does not want to be a triangle player, although Yabba is the one chosen to play the drum), “Timmy’s Puppet,” and “Timmy the Builder.” There’s lots of emphasis on social skills in this DVD recommended for children, ages 2-7.
Help is on the way July 5th with Fireman Sam: Brave New Rescues, with six episodes (“Cry Wolf,” “Blow Me Down,” “Dilys’ Big Surprise,” “Model Plane,” “Open Day,” and “Mike’s Rocket”) starring “The #1 Fireman for Preschoolers." Sam and his Pontypandy friends teach lessons in safety, loyalty, cooperation, friendship, and leadership. Kids (ages 2-5) will enjoy the adventures of the courageous fireman with a level head and a big heart. Who wouldn’t want to be a fire fighter after spending some time with Fireman Sam?
July 5th is also the release date for another video emphasizing back-to-school escapades, Preschool Fun, an opportunity to “Head back to school with your favorite preschool pals.” Timmy Time (“Timmy’s Jigsaw”), Fireman Sam (“Sheep on the Road”), Roary the Racing Car (“Roary Goes Back to School”), Bob the Builder (“Scratch’s Star Turn”), Barney (“Days of the Week”), Thomas the Tank Engine (“Best Friends”), and Angelina Ballerina (“Angelina and the Poster”) entertain children, ages 1-5, and present lessons reinforcing personal and social skills and values, and preschool learning.
Children who suffer from anxiety about starting or returning to school will find plenty of reassurance from familiar friends who share their experiences on these three videos—along with some smiles and positive reinforcement.