We are continuing to enjoy our My First Collection DVD set from Scholastic that came out earlier this year. It is aimed at a younger audience (those who are pre-reading and just starting to learn how to read). I’m happy to report that they have just released volume 2 in the series, and it is a big hit with Darah! My First Collection Volume 2 Featuring Spoon has the most adorable story from which its title derives. It’s all about a spoon who is bummed out that he can’t have the same experiences as his super cool friends, fork and knife. But what he realizes is that his friends wish they could to the things that only a spoon could do! He realizes that his gifts and talents are special and worthy of appreciation, even if there are things that he can’t do. What a great lesson! The series has 3 DVDS and 13 total stories, including ones that have won a Caldecott Honor, an ALA Notable Video and an American Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award. This is a great set to purchase, and it is value priced at $24.95.
The second new release from Scholastic is called Chrysanthemum…and Other Stories about Mischievous Mice and Adorable Animals. It is also a wonderful addition to our video collection. In addition to the title story, which is about an adorable mouse, we were pleased to see, “Is Your Mama a Llama?” in this set. We’ve heard such great things about this story, but have never owned it. Now we know it by heart! As a grown-up, you’ll also enjoy getting to hear great celebrity narrators on this set. Look for Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker and Danny Glover, just to name a few! This set has 17 stories in the 3 DVD set, and includes stories that have won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video and the Caldecott Honor. It is also available for $24.95.
If you don’t yet own any Scholastic DVDs, I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. They area sure to become treasures to your children, and you won’t tire of watching them, either, as they are so wonderfully presented and narrated. Scholastic does a great job of bringing stories that are already amazing to life in a whole new way. We love Scholastic!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.