This is a wonderful story. I watch Bear in the Big Blue House with my son, who’s 18 months. He loves Bear, especially when he smells the camera/t.v. screen – it’s a riot! This is a great story about a community coming together after a tree falls on the Woodland Valley Library. After being initially saddened by the loss of the library, everyone (Tutter, Ojo, Pip & Pop) rally together to collect books and rebuild their library. It’s a great story of community and togetherness, and teaches kids that with a little hard work you can make anything happen. I plan on getting more “Bear” videos.
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Our two year old and our family are big Bear fans. We first discovered Bear when “potty time”, was given to our daughter last christmas. We’ve been collecting them ever since. The are somewhat hard to find in stores. This dvd only has one, two part episode in which the community of woodland vally rebuild after a storm. The intro is different; and there are a few new characters but I would still recommend it highly
My 2 1/2 year-old loves “Bear in the Big Blue House” (who doesn’t?!) and of our growing DVD (and VHS, yes VHS!) collection, this one is by far her favorite. It features many Woodland Valley characters–including the well-loved blue house residents Ojo, Treelo, Pip, Pop, and our favorite, Tutter; well-known faves like Doc. Lois, and Grandma Flutter; and a few new characters like Jeremiah Tortoise –all of whom come together as a “community” to help restore the town library after it was damaged in a storm. It’s a great video for looking at themes of community, respect, charity, empowerment, etc. It also provides a good opportunity to discuss feelings that children may grapple with after a tragedy (Ojo is deeply affected by the library tragedy and has a good heart to heart with Bear who sings a comforting song). All in all–my daughter highly recommends!