Audra already enjoys Sid the Science Kid but unfortunately it only comes on at a set time so we don't get to see it that often. I love the idea of teaching simple science concepts to children at a young age. Such as gravity, different states such as solid water (ice), liquid water, and gas water (steam)... I think this helps foster a love of science that seemed to be a pretty hated subject when I was in school. I really feel like my daughter benefits from stuff outside the norm of preschool curriculum (ex. Letters, numbers, colors, etc) as she already has a pretty firm grasp of all of these.
The videos I was able to review are:
Sid the Science Kid: The Bug Club
When Sid the Science Kid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they are talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, by using body language, making sounds, and barking! Woof! It’s the latest question in a long list of questions that Sid finds himself wondering about. For example, what makes dirt so dirty? Why do bees live in hives and ants live in anthills? Do leaves actually do anything? Come explore backyard science with Sid in these super duper episodes that feature bugs, nature, animals and more!
Episodes included are:
- Hello Doggie
- Home Tweet Home
- The Dirt on Dirt
- Don’t Forget The Leaves
Sid the Science Kid: Change Happens
Sid the Science Kid wants to know why things have to change. Why does his yellow banana turn brown? How come his shoes are shrinking? What made his ice pop melt and just how does Grandma know how to make a pancake that is not squishy or burnt? Sid and his friends work together to discover the effects of time, temperature and the environment with the help of some revealing experiments and songs.
Episodes included are:
Olly the submarine is in for a whale of an adventure when he and his friends get together under the sea!
First, Olly, Beth and Skid ignore a warning from Diver Doug when they decide to stay overnight on a “haunted” shipwreck. The friends soon learn that the spooky ship might not be haunted, but it’s still dangerous! In another adventure, Suzy the Sea Plane doesn’t listen to Ranger the Cowboy Seahorse because of his small size. But when Suzy becomes tangled in the Kelp Forest. she learns good things can come in small packages!
In one sub-tastic adventure after another, Olly and his friends learn some valuable lessons, including listening to others and not judging a book by its cover. And one of the most important lessons they discover is to learn from their mistakes!
Episodes included are:
- Haunted Ship Prank
- Less is More
- Navigation Consternation
- Follow That Lobster
- Don’t Tell Beth
All three DVDs are distributed by NCircle Entertainment and carry a suggested retail price of $12.99 each. You can catch Sid the Science Kid on PBS Stations nationwide, and Dive Olly Dive on PBS Sprout.
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