Chuggington, It’s Training Time DVD Review
My middle daughter was introduced to Chuggington on Disney Junior, but I thought that she wouldn’t have any interest in a cartoon about trains being the girlie girl that she is. Boy was I wrong! She loves this cartoon about 3 young trainees and their adventures. I like that the cartoon teaches patience, following through, and playing fair.
“It’s Training Time!” features six episodes plus a three-minute bonus “Badge Quest” episode, Running On Time, which explores the importance of being punctual. Weaved throughout the fun-filled adventures are lessons to help hone preschoolers’ pro-social skills, such as the value of setting a good example (Training Time Harrison); cleanliness (Wilson Gets A Wash); following directions (Koko And The Tunnel); diversity (Watch Out Wilson); self-confidence (Wilson’s Smooth Move) and not jumping to conclusions (Eddie Finds Time). In Training Time Harrison, for example, Harrison is desperate to pull the royal carriage for the prince of Buffertonia, but he travels too fast, runs red lights and takes too many shortcuts. He eventually realizes that he’s setting a bad example for the trainees.
Can you tell that they were excited to watch the dvd? They basically tried to rip it open themselves. The It’s Training Time dvd runs for 62 minutes and there are 6 traintastic adventures. Chuggington is a perfect cartoon to show your toddler/preschooler and know that it is teaching them kindness, sharing, and how to work together. The music is so catchy I often hear the girls singing the songs from the episodes. My girls sat through the entire dvd the 1st time we played it for them without fighting with each other or even asking me for a snack!
I highly recommend this video. We have watched it many times since first receiving it to review. It is a favorite at our home and I am sure it would be the same at yours! Be sure to check out http://chuggington.com/ for games, videos, and fun activities for your preschooler to do.
*Jessie received a copy of the above DVD to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.