Thursday, July 1, 2010
Charlie and Lola Boxed Set: Absolutely Completely Wonderful
I absolutely completely adore Charlie and Lola. All forms, but particularly the videos. It's hard for me to watch some kids' shows as I find them either boring, visually unappealing, or just plain obnoxious. Charlie and Lola are the antidote to all of that being intelligent, funny, and very nice to look at with a vibrant color palate and multi media mode. Charlie and Lola, Volumes 1-8 is a necessity for anyone with children.
The set includes eight DVDs, with some favorites like, I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato, Snow Is My Favorite and My Best, and Look After Your Planet. The stories set a great tone for compassionate living and Charlie and Lola are wonderful role models for kids. They work out their problems amicably, they are respectful (without being corny), they are fun, smart and eco conscious.
They're also English so there are subtle British charms throughout, like having biscuits instead of cookies. Charlie is the big brother everyone wishes they had and Lola is a delightful, self possessed, confident little girl. Imagination reigns in the world of Charlie and Lola and it's a feast that you just don't find in other children's shows.
My son started watching Charlie and Lola when he was about one, and at five he still appreciates them. I love cuddling up on the couch and watching this show together, I can't tell you how many times I've seen each episode and somehow they are still fresh for me. I dread the day when he outgrows them because I know I never will. Great for summer days when kids need chill time, for airplane rides and waiting rooms. Highly recommended. Find it HERE.