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!
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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.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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