Its summer holidays! But we all know Wellington is tricksy when it comes to beaching weather, so having a couple of DVDs up your sleeve for a wet day is a good plan.
Movies and TV programmes with your favourite characters are a great way to fill in a few hours and inspire imaginative play. Do you have dress ups as your favourite characters?
2. Fireman Sam
3. Thomas and Friends
4. My Little Pony, friendship is magic
5. Peter Rabbit
6. Bananas in pyjamas
9. Inside Out
10. The Angry Birds Movie
Unpredicatble weather predicted for the school holidays? Set yourself up with some great movies and favourite series incase you get stuck indoors!
The Disney movie Zootopia has placed soooo many different animals together in one city. Rookie cop, Judy, is the first bunny on the force meeting a huge range of characters that have their own ideas of who Judy is. The directors of Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph have created a movie that looks at how different people treat each other. Worth a watch this holidays.
2. My little pony, friendship is magic
3. Peter Rabbit
5. Bananas in pyjamas
6. Fireman Sam
7. Inside out
9. Thomas & friends
10. Strawberry Shortcake
In at number 9 this week, classics have a revisit with the Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Did you know that Beatrix Potter kept pet rabbits? Peter was naturally her favourite, she said he was lazy and slept in a box under a blanket all day – not like the rascal in her books!
Did you know that Fireman Sam was created by real firemen? Originally recorded in in Welsh as Sam Tân the show has has now been translated into 25 languages. Stop motion animation was used in the first series where puppets and figurines are moved in small stages to create the illusion of movement. It used to take 4 days to make a minute of Fireman Sam! Now it’s created by drawing the characters with computer programmes. There are some great colouring in pages here if you want to draw your own.
Also checkout these great new picture books for Fireman Sam fans.
- My little pony, friendship is magic.
- Thomas & friends.
- Peppa Pig.
- Bananas in pyjamas.
- Fireman Sam.
- Team Umizoomi.
- Legends of Chima.
- Peter Rabbit.
- Strawberry Shortcake.
The Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales.
Relive your favourite fairy tales time and time again by reading this amazing book. Escape into a world of knights and princesses, wicked witches and talking frogs. A must have book!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: a visual history of modern transportation featuring 100 iconic designs.
Depicts one hundred iconic vehicles and innovative examples from transportation history presented in a timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to left. Illustrated in stunning detail by the talented Mike Lemanski, this book beautifully captures the evolution of transportation design in a single shot. Overall this book is fantastic!
Motiti Blue and the oil spill.
This book tells the story of a little blue penguin named Motiti Blue, who was covered in oil as a result of the oil spill from the Rena shipwreck. Also goes into detail about his rescue, the treatment he had at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Unit and his release back into the wild. Overall a very fantastic book jam packed with amazing photos, especially of cute little blue penguins.
Rachel Carson and her book that changed the world.
Retells the story of Rachel Carson, a pioneering environmentalist who wrote and published “Silent Spring,” the revolutionary book pointing out the dangerous effects of chemicals on the living world. A great book to read if you are interested in conservation, biology and marine life
The hero of the hill, by Joy Cowley
This book was about a steam train who goes up the rimutaka hill. It was not very appealing.
Reviewed by Seren from Tawa, 8 years old
School holidays are here! Looking for something to watch? Here are the most popular DVDs for September 2013…
1. Dino Dan TV series
2. Strawberry Shortcake TV series
3. Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu TV series
4. The cat in the hat knows a lot about that! TV series
5. Dinosaur train TV series
6. My little pony, friendship is magic TV series
7. Thomas & friends TV series
8. The Garfield show TV series
9. Babar and the adventures of Badou TV series
10. Ice age movie series