I received a copy of the Wild Kratts: Wildest Animal Adventures for the purpose of this review. No compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.
This new PBS Kids DVD box set “WILD KRATTS”: Wildest Animal Adventures features 20 episodes full of adventure, mystery and laugh-out-loud-comedy. Kids will learn about science, natural history and witness many never-before seen wildlife animal moments. All of the “WILD KRATTS” episodes in this set will have kids learning and having fun. Since the show’s start in 2011, more than 10.5M households tune in to watch “WILD KRATTS” each month! I received a copy of this box set for review.
PBS Kids Wild Kratts: Wildest Animal Adventures Box Set Review
Just when I thought our PBS kids days were over, I was presented with this opportunity to check out this Wild Kratts boxed set. I was told that that this show is for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade, but I also noticed it was best for up to 8 years old. Regardless, I knew my youngest son Ryan (9) would like it, but I wasn’t sure if James would care for it. It turns out he did watch a bit of it with Ryan and it held his attention.
Ryan likes the two episodes on Lost at Sea because it teaches him about sea creatures. For instance, in the episode that features Blow Fish he learned that they have a special defense to use against other sea creatures. They blow up to appear larger and more threatening. To find food, the Blow Fish blow a stream of water into the sand to find clams to eat. The baby blow fish was really cute (of course it is a cartoon.)
One of his favorite episodes is called Mom of a Croc which is in the group of espisodes called Creature Adventures. Ryan thought this one was funny because Chris and Martin wore egg costume disguises. They jumped into the hole with the other eggs and mama croc never discovered them.
He learned that mama crocs are very, very protective of their babies. When the eggs hatch, the second they hatch they know where to go, straight out of the hole and into the water. Their mama helps by picking them up and bringing them to the water. If another animal (like a turtle) lays it’s eggs into the mama croc’s nest, the turtle knows that their eggs will be well protected because the mama croc is extremely protective.
Ryan likes Chris and Martin because they are pretty funny. At the beginning of every episode Chris and Martin do a bit of a show and tell about the animals that will be featured in the episode. Here is an example.
Ryan has not watched all the shows yet, he is on disc 2 Jungle Animals. He does plan on watching all of the discs. Prior to viewing these DVDs, I found out that Ryan had watched a few episodes of the Wild Kratts on Netflix and really enjoyed the show. (I guess I should be paying better attention to these things.)
I’ve always thought PBS programming offered top notch selections for all ages – ranging from Sesame Street all the way up to Downton Abbey, one of my favorites. I love that Ryan is enjoying educational programming like the “WILD KRATTS”. While he is having fun watching, he is learning something in the process. (He did say that some day he might like to be a vet!)
About the Wild Kratts Series
“WILD KRATTS” transforms Martin and Chris Kratt into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and to showcase key science concepts along the way. Geared toward kids ages 6 to 8, each episode of “WILD KRATTS”presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers – and young viewers – meet. The series premiered on PBS KIDS in January 2011 and is part of PBS’ ongoing commitment to STEM –
science, technology, engineering and math – education for kids.
The new PBS Kids DVD box set “WILD KRATTS”: Wildest Animal Adventures will be available on DVD Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. Buy it at the PBS online store for $39.99
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