I have to be honest, I am one of those "strict mamas" that doesn't allow her kids to have free reign over the television. As a matter of fact, my preteen still isn't allowed to watch the vast majority of programming unless I physically watch and approve it myself. This makes me extremely unpopular with my soon-to-be 12 year old, by the way. He wants to watch a lot of shows that are geared towards teens, but after seeing the rudeness, brattiness, and lack of respect portrayed in these wildly popular shows, it's a no-go in my home. There are so many negative influences in children's entertainment today, and I simply don't want to expose my kids to that before it's absolutely necessary. Kids are exposed to WAY too much, WAY too soon. I have worked in the local school system, and I have some stories I can tell...But that's a whole different post in itself! After seeing how easily kids are influenced by everything around them, as a parent, I take my responsibilities seriously and try and keep them from growing up too quickly. After all, kids should be allowed to be kids!
The same goes for my toddlers. While I don't completely ban the television, I am very careful about what I put on for them. Generally, it's mostly educational shows or shows that contain positive values and messages. Shows like Chuggington! These lovable locomotives are friendly, fun, and most of all, have big hearts. With themes like friendship, trust, patience, and teamwork, I am happy to let my toddlers ride the rails with their favorite choo-choo trains!
My kids LOVE Chuggington! The fun, playful characters really capture their attention, and my daughter even tries to mimic the British accents of her favorite locomotives. Coming from a 2 year old, it's actually rather comical! All of the stories in the Chuggington series are fast-paced, loads of fun, and they all feature valuable life lessons that are age appropriate for the intended audience.
Recently I received the newest installment from the Chuggington series, "Brewster's Little Helper". This DVD will have preschoolers honking their horns alongside their favorite trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko, through six energetic episodes. In the title episode, Zephie is determined to prove that she can pull her weight. After overhearing Brewster’s tasks for the day, she tries to take care of them all, but winds up chugging headlong into trouble. When Zephie is unable to complete the chores correctly, she realizes she still has some growing up to do. And, with a little help from Brewster, everything gets back on track.
Each of the additional episodes – Koko Takes Charge, Brewster Knows Best, Zephie’s Zoomaround, Nurse Wilson and Wilson And The Paint Wagon – are filled with loads of fun and coupled with positive lessons for preschoolers such as patience, teamwork, responsibility, friendship, creative thinking and more.
As always, I loved the stories included in this Chuggington DVD. More importantly, so did my kids! They were absolutely thrilled to watch their favorite characters working together, and I could sigh a sigh of relief, knowing that there were no negative messages being sent to my toddlers. Overall, I definitely recommend this series to parents of little ones. The Chuggington crew is lovable, friendly, and will quickly become family favorites!
You can purchase Brewster's Little Helper wherever DVD's are typically sold. While you're there, check out some of the other fun titles in this series!
I am thrilled to announce that one of my lucky readers will receive Brewster's Little Helper on DVD for their little ones to enjoy! How cool is that?!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
2/23/2012 03:59:48 am
My boys have just recently "found" Chuggington. We bought Wilson because that is my son's middle name.
2/23/2012 04:21:52 am
My daughter is a Chuggington fan. CHOO CHOO! Well...I guess mommy is, too ;)
2/23/2012 04:46:13 am
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2/23/2012 05:54:50 am
My 4 year old son, Ronin, would love this!
2/23/2012 07:15:36 am
My 2 1/2 year old daughter LOVES Cuggington!
2/23/2012 09:30:00 am
My Grandson Loves Chuggington!
2/23/2012 10:40:41 am
Both of my sons love Chuggington and would love this DVD
2/23/2012 12:14:27 pm
My grandson would love this.
2/23/2012 02:12:38 pm
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2/23/2012 08:34:26 pm
I would like to give this to my grandson
2/24/2012 03:08:54 am
My grandsons Jacob and Mason would love this
2/24/2012 07:57:28 pm
My nephew Patrick would love this
2/25/2012 12:24:19 pm
My son would love this! He loves anything with cars, trains, or other vehicles.
2/26/2012 06:41:18 am
I would love to win this for my Grandson.
2/26/2012 06:19:17 pm
I have 9 grandbabies and I think most of the little ones would love it
2/27/2012 01:02:55 am
2/28/2012 11:36:49 am
Our 2 boys! Jack and Alex!
3/1/2012 01:39:53 am
I would love this for my two nephews who are almost 4 and almost 5!
3/2/2012 04:56:26 am
3/3/2012 10:52:46 am
my boys would love it!
3/7/2012 01:14:09 pm
My nephew would love this!
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3/9/2012 01:29:00 pm
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3/10/2012 04:36:04 am
my nephews would love this
3/12/2012 04:42:26 am
All my kids would :)
3/12/2012 03:30:01 pm
my 4 and 5 yr old and my 1 1/2 yr old eventually
3/13/2012 05:01:42 am
3/13/2012 11:51:31 am
for my nephew!
3/14/2012 02:12:21 am
my niece would love this
3/14/2012 04:28:16 am
This would be for my son.
3/14/2012 05:58:34 am
My little girl would love this. Thanks
3/14/2012 06:31:11 am
My nephew would love this!
3/14/2012 08:48:23 am
This would be for my nieces!
3/14/2012 06:31:20 pm
my 3 year old daughter would love this
3/14/2012 10:35:42 pm
my friend's granddaughter Khloe thanks
3/14/2012 10:38:14 pm
My 3 year old boy!
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3/15/2012 12:28:44 am
My 4 yr old son loves Chuggington.He loves anything to do with trains.Thanks!
3/15/2012 05:12:53 am
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3/15/2012 05:13:52 am
My Nephew would love this!
3/15/2012 10:39:34 am
I would love this for my daughter
3/15/2012 12:16:56 pm
My nephew Elric! The love of my life
3/15/2012 01:05:01 pm
My nephew would love this!
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