Ever since our family visited The Shedd in Chicago, my children have had a fascination with all things that relate to the ocean and ocean animals. They love to watch documentaries about orcas and are often pretending that they are “swimming” with the fish.
They also love to play with their Octonauts playsets and act out their own adventures. When I found out that the Octonauts were coming to DVD for the very first time, I jumped at the chance to review it because I knew my children would love it.
Synposis: In Here Come the Octonauts, Captain Barnacles must figure out how to free an old friend who is trapped beneath the ice; Kwazii tries to rescue a reef full of creatures before an undersea storm strikes; and Peso must help a school of frightened fish who have invaded the Octopod!
Based on the books of the same name by Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy, who write under the name Meomi, Octonauts is broadcast weekday mornings on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior block. The Octonauts received a BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Preschool Show in 2011 and 2013; and in October 2012 was nominated for an International EMMY Award.
Our Opinion: We love Captain Barnacles and his crew. As a mom, I love how my children learn special fun facts about the ocean animals in a fun, unique way. My children love the adventures of the Octonaut crew and love acting out the adventures. This is a fun DVD that all of my children have enjoyed and is one that they will probably watch over and over.
Fun for you and your family: Watch out in 2014 for some great new Octonauts events—the Octonauts have recently partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to work jointly to raise awareness of ocean exploration and science and advance NOAA’s mission! The partnership, which extends learning beyond the screen, includes plans for events at aquariums nationwide and joint development of educational materials!
Tell me you or your child’s favorite ocean animal and win your own copy of Here Come the Octonauts! Contest runs January 9, 2014 to Jan 17th, 2014. US only. Please wait for RC to load to enter.