We saw a very large black snake sunning yesterday on the pasture gate. My ever curious 3 year old, Aubrey, wanted to touch it, so Ben held it for her to pet for a few minutes before allowing it to slither away to the barn. 6 year old Ellie wanted to know why the black snake doesn’t make noises with it’s tail like the Rattlesnake she just watched on her new Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles DVD. A quick walk across the yard to see the horses turned into a science lesson about different types of snakes.
That’s why I love PBS Kids and the various educational shows that are available on PBS as well as on DVD through PBS distributions. We have a bookshelf in the living room full of kid friendly DVDs, but the PBS Kids ones see the most action. Wild Kratts is a favorite show of both of my girls right now, and Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles has just been released on DVD.
About Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles
When Martin and Chris Kratt find themselves in a jam, they turn to wild reptiles to help them save the day! Reptiles have some seriously amazing adaptations and incredibly awesome creature features. Learn about the gecko’s ability to climb walls as the Kratt Brothers try to foil Zach Varmitech’s attempt to steal their Miniaturizer. And uncover some fascinating facts about rattlesnakes as Martin and Chris search for a new supply of crystals in the Sonoran Desert to power the Tortuga. Nothing’s better than exploring natural habitats with the Wild Kratts and learning about the incredible “creature powers” of the animals they meet!
The DVD features 4 different episodes:
The Gecko Effect- There’s a mystery to be solved, as the Wild Kratts team wonders how agecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses their Miniaturizer to shrink down and discovers it’s all about physics: all objects have electrical charges that attract one another and the gecko’s marvelous toe pad structure charges so much that they can walk on surfaces as smooth as glass. But in the meantime, Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and imprisoned them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new gecko powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world.
Crocogator Contest- A pop creature quiz challenge about the differences between crocodiles and alligators turns into a full-blown “crocogator” contest to find out what actually is different about these two similar creatures.
Rattlesnake Crystal- After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out into the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!
Chameleons on Target- Aviva’s special ring chip invention is stolen by a mysterious lemur! Chris and Martin set off after it, with a little help from the amazing creature powers of the chameleon.
Wild Reptiles was released August 23, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and the SRP is $12.99 (Amazon.com).
Another great addition to the Wild Kratts line are the Wild Kratts Creature Power figure sets. These figures are a great way to extend learning and excitement. I discovered Ellie using the Rattersnake Power! figures yesterday to give her Barbies a lesson about reptiles. Oh the imagination!
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