Saturday, September 6, 2014

Coming Attraction: 'Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose and Other Really Big Problems' on DVD

Perfect timing for back-to-school fun, "Peg + Cat: Chickens on the Loose and Other Really Big Problems" is set to hit DVD shelves on September 9!

The math-friendly show, featuring a super-smart little girl and her sidekick Cat, takes on math problems in a really fun way.

We had the chance to preview the DVD, and CC loved hearing the catchy songs and counting along by 2's and 10's. She also reinforced her knowledge of shapes and sorting.

In the title episode, "The Chicken Problem," 100 frisky chickens are on the loose, and Peg and Cat have to figure out a way to get them back into their coop. As you can imagine, that number can be kind of overwhelming for kids, and Peg shows that, too. Cat helps her by encouraging her to stop and count to calm herself down.

In "The Messy Room Problem," while searching for a blue crayon, Peg and Cat end up messing up her room in a big way. (Kids can all relate to that, right? I know I can as a parent.) In addition to having to clean up before company arrives, Peg and Cat have to sort items from her room into various boxes.

In "The Golden Pyramid Problem," our friends take on characters like Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat while learning about solid shapes like the pyramid.

CC — and even Will — had such a great time watching the DVD (SRP: $12.99), which also comes with bonus features like printable coloring pages and other activities.

What I love about the series is that it shows how kids can hit a road block but still find ways around it. We all hit road blocks once in a while, but encouraging kids to persevere, to power through them, is something I as a parent love to see.

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