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A trio of great great new DVDs . . . just for the wee ones

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Wee ones weary of watching Sesame Street over and over?
A trio of new kiddie fare gets our top ratings.
Trust us.
Even Barney does.
Lovable characters, charming plot, humor and science all come together in the fun and engaging program Peep and the Big Wide World (PBS Distribution). From learning about mud, to exploring the many uses of a drinking straw–blowing bubbles, breathing underwater, spying on Quack–Peep Discovers features our favorite chicken uncovering more and more about the Big Wide World! In the adventure Fair Shares, Peep and his friends encounter a problem–two crackers, divided by three birds, equals one big headache. In Marble Mover, Peep discovers that if you ever need help getting a marble up a hill, all you need to do is Ask a Duck. In addition to featuring eight fun-filled learning adventures, this DVD includes printable activities and coloring pages. All the stories on this DVD are available in English and Spanish, and the program is narrated by Joan Cusack.

PBS Distribution also has released six stories from PBS Kids’ popular Caillou series on the new DVD Fun and Games With Caillou! From learning the true meaning of sharing and friendship in Sharing the Rocketship, to realizing how great it is to spend time with family in Rollie Racers, Fun and Games with Caillou! is packed with wonderful summertime adventures the whole family can enjoy.
Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” In addition to featuring six fun-filled learning adventures, the DVD also includes special features–coloring pages and activities.

Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to new heights with Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride soaring onto DVD August 12 from Entertainment One. The DVD features 12 episodes filled with the wholesome family entertainment and gentle humor that has preschoolers and parents everywhere falling in love with this charming little piggy. Filled with lots of fun adventures, from a hot air balloon ride, to fun with painting, a new baby piggy, an exciting bicycle race, and of course jumping in muddy puddles, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride is sure to become a fan-favorite.