Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thomas & Friends DVDs

Having a little boy (and now having another one), I have learned all about trains, tractors and cars over the years. I'm sure that is not going to stop anytime soon for me. When it comes to trains, there is no other that compares to Thomas & Friends. My son has enjoyed watching Thomas DVDs since he was about 2 or 3. These days they don't see as much use in our house, but I know it's only a matter of time before they come out again for the next little boy.

The product:
Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends is a 2 disc DVD set. All aboard for some of the most memorable stories of friendship from the Island of Sodor! Join Thomas and his friends and learn how the Steam Team first came together; how Percy because Thomas' best friend, and how every engine tried to be  Really Useful! The greatest destinations are often those closest to long as you have your Engine Friends.

Episodes include:

  • "Thomas and Bertie's Great Race"
  • "Trouble in the Shed"
  • "Saved from Scrap"
  • "A New Friend for Thomas"
  • "Granpuff"
  • "Sleeping Beauty"
  • "Make Someone Happy"
  • "A Bad Day for Harold"
  • "Twin Trouble"
  • "Edward the Really Useful Engine"
  • "Rusty Saves the Day"
  • "Emily's New Coaches"
  • "Thomas and the Rainbow"
  • "Thomas and the New Engine"
  • "Thomas and the Statue"
  • "Follow that Flour"
  • "Toby's Afternoon Off"
  • "Edward Strikes Out"
  • "Hide and Peep"
  • "Emily and the Garbage"

Bonus Features:
  • Sir Topham Hatt's Scrapbook
  • Picture Puzzle Fun
  • Who Am I? Trivia Game
  • Gordon's Memory Game
  • Which Island Picture is Different?
Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery DVD - School's in session and there are important lessons to be learned on the Island of Sodor. Diesel gets a hero's welcome when he makes a Really Useful delivery to the schoolhouse. Percy gets a lesson in responsibility after he runs into trouble trying to be like the bigger engines! Henry gets trained in how to handle health and safety emergencies; while Hiro teaches Thomas about his happy homeland. Join the Steam Team for a bright journey to the Head of the Class!

Episodes include:
  • "Diesel's Special Delivery"
  • "Being Percy"
  • "Henry's Health and Safety"
  • "Happy Hiro"
DVD Bonus Features:
  • "The Mighty Magnet!" Game
  • "Guess Who?" Puzzles
What we thought: The Thomas DVDs are always enjoyable for us. In Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends DVD set I like that there is a variety of episodes with many of the Sodor characters. You don't have to get tired of the same ones over and over. And Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery is great for the preschool group, especially when they have older siblings who are at school each day. It's always good when real life and your favorite characters line up. I recommend these DVDs for boys and girls ages 2-5.

Where to buy: You can find Thomas& Friends: Engine Friends DVD set and Thomas & Friends Schoolhouse Delivery DVD in stores and online now.

*Disclaimer: I received these products for review. All opinions are my own.*