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Reading Rainbow DVD and Skybrary

Reading Rainbow DVD

We received a copy of the new Reading Rainbow DVD, “Reading Rainbow: Animal Café” to watch and review. We also received a trial membership to the all new Skybrary. Opinions are 100% my own. This is something I was truly excited to get a chance to work with this brand because Reading Rainbow was an amazing series and I am glad that it is available online for my kids to experience. Both of the kids love reading and Eva is already a high level reader at 7 1/2 years old. She’s reading chapter books like they are going out of style. Andrew has expressed a bunch of interest in reading and is making huge progress. Having two readers in the family is excellent especially since Allison and I love reading so much that a floor to ceiling bookshelf was one of the major reasons why we bought the house that we did.

The DVD was a fun introduction to Reading Rainbow for the kids. I liked looking back through the years to New York City. I think we will have many fun conversations around the hair and clothing styles from the past decades. Seeing the books come to life and being read by many famous people was also fun. I look forward to discovering so much more through Skybrary.

Here is some information about the new Reading Rainbow DVD as well as Skybrary. Continue reading Reading Rainbow DVD and Skybrary

DVD Review: TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene

Transformers Rescue Bots Heroes on the Scene

We received a copy of Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene to watch and review. Here are our thoughts.

Transformers Rescue Bots was one of the first cartoons that my daughter and I bonded over. The Rescue Bot Version of Optimus Prime was Eva’s first Transformers followed closely by Arcee from Transformers Prime. While she enjoyed Prime once in a while when the stories were about Miko and they weren’t too scary, she has continued to hold a place in her heart for the Rescue Bots. These are fun stories revolving around a family of first responders who handle all sorts of situations around a technologically advanced island town called Griffin Rock. They are aided in their jobs by four young Autobots, Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder.

The first season has been off the air for a while now and second season has begun so I am glad that we have this DVD with various episodes. What I am not impressed with is that the episodes are out of chronological order. I hope that a full season 1 DVD comes out so that we can have all episodes in order in one place. There is a through story and continuity to the series and I like my continuity.

The episodes are fun ones filled with humor, references to Transformers history and have fun action scene for kids. The main character, Cody is a young boy who helps his family and the bots work together. He is very smart and wants nothing more than to help on rescue missions. Occasionally, however he needs the rescuing more often than not. It is a very good series for young kids and a great way to introduce them to the Transformers brand. Pick up Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes On The Scene on March 18 or pre-order it from Amazon.com. Continue reading DVD Review: TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene