Caillou's Winter Wonders
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- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 23, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Pbs (Direct)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital - English
With his inquisitive nature and Charlie Brown hairline, PBS's spunky hero CAILLOU has charmed both preschoolers and parents alike. Based on a series of Canadian children's books, the popular cartoon follows the adventures of the four-year-old as he explores the world around him and learns valuable life lessons through a mix of animation, puppetry, and live-action footage. Fun and educational, CAILLOU'S WINTER WONDERS finds the young one cavorting in an icy wonderland full of sleighs, snowmen, and snowflakes!
CAILLOU THE SNOWMAN: Snowflakes: Caillou eagerly awaits the first snowfall of winter, and imagines himself building the biggest snowman in the world. When the snowflakes finally start to fall he rushes outside to play. He and Sarah take a close look at some snowflakes, and then go inside to make their own snowflakes out of paper. Caillou Shoots! He Scores: Caillou wants to play hockey with Billy and the other big kids. He goes with Daddy to the store to get the equipment he needs, but he finds he just can't keep up with the big kids. After Daddy gives Caillou his old hockey sweater - which is way too big for Caillou - he tells him that if he keeps practicing he'll be really good by the time he grows into the sweater. Caillou goes to Leo's house to practice his hockey skills and dream about the future. Caillou Goes Tobogganing: Mommy can't find Caillou's toboggan for the playschool tobogganing trip and Caillou is certain he'll miss out on all the fun. Miss Martin tells him that a cardboard box slides just as well as a toboggan on snow, so he decorates a box to look just like a bobsled. Once they get to the hill his bobsled box works just as well as all the other kids' toboggans and he has a grand time after all. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children learn about the change of seasons - and that winter has lots to offer - the magic of snow, skating and hockey, and sledding and tobogganing. CAILLOU'S CHRISTMAS: Caillou Goes Caroling:Caillou goes out caroling for the very first time with Mommy, Daddy, Rosie, Grandpa and Grandma. He finds out caroling is lots of fun - you get to stay up late and surprise your friends with carols, and you even get treats! They finish up the night with a big finale at the seniors' home and Caillou imagines he's really 'dashing through the snow' in a horse and sleigh. A Playschool Party:It's a very special day at playschool as they celebrate the many ways of celebrating the holiday season. The children bring various seasonal objects for show and tell - Caillou brings his Christmas stocking to show. After a potluck feast the children go outside and build a snow fort together. Caillou's Christmas Eve: It's finally Christmas Eve and Caillou just can't wait for nighttime. He's planning to stay up all night to see Santa, but when the time comes he finds this to be a lot harder than he thought it would be. Just as he's dozing off he faintly hears Santa calling out "Merry Christmas!" And in the morning his stocking is full of treats! EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children learn about the joys of Christmas and the holiday season - caroling, parties, other traditions, waiting for Santa - and presents! IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! BRRR!: In this theme we explore all the fun things you can do in winter. The Sugar Shack When Caillou's family makes a springtime visit Jonas' ranch, he takes them on a sleigh ride to a maple forest where Caillou discovers how the maple sap is collected from maple trees and gets to help to collect some. Later on in the sugar shack, Caillou learns about the maple syrup transformation process. But the best surprise is outside when Jonas pours the hot maple toffee on the snow, for everyone to enjoy. (Additional Lesson: Patience) Winter Mystery The twins, Jason and Jeffrey, have come to play with Caillou in the snow. They have fun playing games and making tracks in the snow until they discover smaller tracks between the two trees. A closer investigation leads them to a mischievous and playful squirrel who soon has them running around the yard. Exhausted, they drop in the snow and make some tracks of their own: snow angels. (Additional Lessons: Fun Games in the Snow) Caillou's Snow Day When Caillou, Rosie and Mom head to the big park, Caillou sees Andre and they decide to build a snow fort. It is not easy but Caillou likes to learn from Andre and they put a lot of effort into building it. Sarah shows up and the boys put the fort to the test as they start a fun snow fight. In the end, they decide that the fort could be higher and everyone pitches in to help. (Additional Lessons: Cooperation) Dogsled Ahead! Caillou and his family are heading to the tobogganing hill! What fun it is to climb the hill and race down surrounded by people having a good time. Caillou is curious when they see a sled dog and his master giving a sled show on the premises. Caillou watches in wonder as the dog obeys the vocal commands. He's even more impressed when he gets to ride the sled with Rosie and the dog listens to him! (Additional Lessons: New Winter Experiences) WINTER: Wintertime brings lots of new experiences. Sarah teaches Caillou to build a snowman, Dad helps him stay upright on his ice skates (and picks him up when he falls down), and Mom shows Caillou the fine points of downhill skiing, including how not to be afraid of the ski lift. Meanwhile, Rexy has never seen snow and thinks the backyard is disappearing. The shimmering winter blanket inspires Gilbert to write a poem. And, Teddy, in true bear style, just craves a long winter's nap! But soon, a glorious sight makes everyone sit up and take notice. When Caillou and Dad get to the vendor too late to buy a good Christmas tree, they decorate one in the yard instead. All the beautiful colored lights chase away the winter gloom.
Source - Paramount Home Entertainment
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