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Dora the Explorer, Barney and buddies and learning to speak French. Oui for kids

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Kiddie amusement parks are one thing.
How about parking kiddies in front a TV with a trio of nifty DVDs?
We start with that huge purple dinosaur named Barney. In Barney: A Super-Dee-Duper Day (Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment) Barney takes his friends on a dino-sized adventure, everyone has a Super-Dee-Duper Day! Barney encourages everyone to use their imaginations to remember the lessons they learned during their super Sports Day in the park showing them that sometimes the most rewarding activities are the most simple. From playing ball and hopscotch to riding bikes, playing basketball and much more, Barney, BJ, Baby Bop and Rif show how the power of friendship makes everything fun!

On va chanter! (Let’s sing!) On va danser! (Let’s dance!) On va jouer! (Let’s play!)
Combining live action, animation, interactive skits and music, On Va Jouer (Whistlefritz ), which arrives just in time for Bastille Day, features a delightful cast of characters, including host Marie, Fritzi the mischievous mouse and a playful group of peers who introduce kids to essential French vocabulary. This fun-filled, interactive video gets kids up and moving through song and dance, teaching them French in the process. The DVD includes French subtitles and comes with an easy-to-use translation guide for parents and teachers.
With the help of Fritzi, Marie introduces vocabulary related to different parts of the body. And what better way to get those body parts moving than with delightful sing-along, dance-along songs, including “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and familiar French folk songs with exciting new twists. From le chapeau (the hat) to la chaussure (the shoe), kids will love trying on their new French vocabulary for clothes in playful, interactive skits.
The award-winning also produces Spanish for Kids DVDs and CDs. On Va Jouer is recommended for children ages 1-7. Oui! Oui!

Preschoolers are invited to a magical sleepover at the museum with Dora, Boots and Diego in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Magical Sleepover (Paramount Home Media Distribution). This all-new DVD contains three episodes for over an hour of summer fun. First, join the trio on a journey into a painting to break the spell that has turned Prince Miguel into a lion. Then, go for a horseback riding adventure with Dora and her pal Sparky the horse. Finally, just in time for this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, get in the game with Dora and the Golden Explorers for her own big soccer match in Brazil.