All of my children have enjoyed Bernstain Bears. Whether it has been Mom reading to them from the books or watching the cartoon on television. I have enjoyed snuggling with the kiddos on the couch and watching the Bernstain Bears as they have learned together and problem-solved. There are great messages and the characters are so much fun!
We were excited to receive the Bernstain Bears DVD Collection Set. It’s all our favorite characters in the rolling hills of Bear Country. The animation is familiar and the fun-loving family of honey Bears still shower one another with love, loyalty and humor. It all helps them overcome any obstacle that finds its way to their sunny dirt road. Timeless life lessons reflect the traditional community values of country life–as well as children of all ages.
There are five episodes in this collection and most are within a ten minute viewing time. I love that they are short because they are a great wind-down to a day for the kiddos and I don’t feel guilty taking time in the afternoon to plop on the couch next to them for a quick movie.
A few years before my younger children arrived my older children were enjoying MVP: Most Valuable Primate. I can still hear the giggles as the watched an ape playing sports. They fell in love with Jack, a chimpanzee who is the subject of an experiment with sign language under the guidance of Dr. Kendall. When funding for the research is lost, Dr. Kendall and his boss, Mr. Peabody, sell Jack. The chimpanzee is sent to Canada by mistake, where he finds shelter in a tree house, but Tara, a young deaf girl discovers Jack. Tara tries hiding Jack but it’s unsuccessful. Steven, Tara’s brother, learns Jack has an uncanny ability to play ice hockey and Jack joins Steven’s junior league hockey team. It all builds to a dramatic moment when Dr. Peabody returns to reclaim Jack.
When MVP2 came out my kiddos were still infatuated. From the makers of Air Bud, MVP2 has Jack back and vertical. He’s traded in his hockey skates for a skateboard. Jake is framed for something he didn’t do, leaving him lost and alone in a strange city. Ben, a shy skateboard kid, befriends Jack who reaveals a hidden talent for totally awesome skateboard tricks.
Both MVP: Most Valuable Primate DVDs are fun. My older children enjoyed them when they first came out and my younger children are sharing the love for Jack and his incredible talents.
The Bernstain Bears and both MVP DVDs are available through Walmart.
Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.
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