Saturday, May 19, 2012
These new animated stories from Spain are brought to life in the launch of a new DVD series: Dougie in Disguise.
The product: The newest title in a series of children's animated stories, Dougie in Disguise, with charming tales to Spain to encourage imaginative play, launches in two volumes. Dougie is a curious kid who loves to play with sticker albums and is never without his friend, Tim the dog. Curiosity and imagination combine when Dougie dresses up in a disguise and has adventures. Dougie in disguise allows children to help Dougie choose stickers from his book that will help him in his travels. Warm and funny, engaging and cheerful, each vignette helps children learn about occupations, geography, and famous characters from literature. Thirteen adventures on the first disc and 14 on the second disguise Dougie as famous characters, familiar objects and adventuresome occupations.
Dougie in Disguise, Volume 1 & 2
Dougie and his dog Time explore the world through Dougie's sticker albums full of characters and objects, which emerge from the pages and come to life. If Dougie dresses up as chef, he has to look for ingredients, and find out which ones go together; if he dresses up as an eskimo, he learns about Arctic wildlife: as a farmer, he learns about wild animals and farm animals; as a policeman, he brings order to pedestrians and traffic, and as a gardener, he looks after flowers, planting and watering them. The show is an outstanding learning tool. In each story, Dougie asks us to help him make decisions about things to use from his sticker book. Through Dougie we find out about different jobs, animals, and parts of the world.
What we thought: This is a fun little show for young kids. My son was a bit too old for it, so we were able to pass it along to my nephew and niece. I'm sure they'll enjoy it and it's a little more age appropriate for them.
Where to buy: Two volumes of Dougie's adventures, aimed at children up to age 5, are on Amazon, www.organa.com and various stores and websites.
How to connect: You can learn more about this series and others like it at www.organa.com.
*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*