It’s time to delve into my love of PBS again. I want to introduce you to a new Wild Kratts DVD and companion book we just added to our collection of PBS DVDs. My kids love watching Wild Kratts, and our Wild Kratts DVDs are almost always in the car ready to pop into the portable DVD player.
Wild Kratts is such a great educational cartoon for children to learn about animals and their habitats. Wild Animals Babies was released on DVD May 3, 2016, and has a run time of approximately 120 minutes.
What’s better than exploring nature and meeting amazing animals with the Wild Kratts? Meeting amazing BABY animals with the Wild Kratts, of course! In select adventures on this DVD, the crew helps a very cute (and majorly destructive) baby elephant stay out of trouble, wrangles some playful lion cubs, and cares for their new pal, “Nubs,” a baby rhino.
“Wild Animal Babies” features 4 episodes.
“Elephant in the Room”
The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. They quickly learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga!
“Bad Hair Day”
Chris and Martin try to help a lion named “He Who Breathes Fire” get past obstacles and back to his pride, which is under siege from two intruder lions.
Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra’s herd and return him to his mom.
“Let the Rhinos Roll!”
The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African savanna. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them – and it just might work!
The “Wild Animal Babies” companion book is a Step 2 reader for preschool through 1st grade. These easy readers are great for children who have mastered basic sight words and are developing the ability to sound out larger words. The print is large and the sentences are simple. The stories follow along with the DVD making it easier for the child to put the words together to form stories he or she already knows from the DVD. The companion book also includes two sheets of “Creature Power Fact Cards” which are trading card type cards with facts about different animals.
What do my girls think of “Wild Animal Babies”?
Both of my girls love animals, especially baby animals, and are already huge fans of the PBS series. “Wild Animal Babies” hasn’t left our DVD player in 2 weeks, and it has been played every day. My girls love watching the stories over and over.
Ellie “graduates” Kindergarten this week, and the “Wild Animal Babies” companion book is perfect for her reading level. We have been reading the companion book before bed every night together. She reads the words she recognizes, and I help her to sound out the words she doesn’t know. Reading is a little tougher for her because of her speech issues, but she loves the book so much she is willing to try. If she doesn’t find the book interesting, she will flat out refuse any attempt to sound out the words, so trying is a big deal.
Overall I think this is a great DVD and book set for all young children. The stories are entertaining and educational at the same time.
The “Wild Animal Babies DVD SRP is $12.99 and is currently available from Amazon for $8.99. The companion book is available on Amazon for $4.99 for Kindle or Paperback versions or $11.36 for Library Binding.
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