Bear in the Big Blue House - Early to Bed, Early to Rise
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"Go to Sleep"
Ojo stays over for the night at the Big Blue House. Bear helps her to get to sleep and then decides to turn in himself, when the doorbell rings. It turns out that his friends Jeremiah and Doc Hog have shown up for a card game, which Bear completely forgot about. Now Bear has to take care of them, while also seeing that Ojo isn't disturbed, as well as Tutter, who's sleeping in his mousehole. Featuring a great song from Shadow, "Rockabye," about how shadows watch over you at night.
Bear helps everybody in the Big Blue House to get up in the morning after a sleepover, but some have more trouble rising than others. Once everybody is up, though, they're ready and raring for morning activities --- but not before enjoying a nice breakfast. Treelo just wants to play, play, play, but Bear and everyone else manage to convince him that it would be better to have some breakfast first. Featuring an old-favorite "Bear in the Big Blue House" song --- "Brush Brush Bree."
"A Winter's Nap"
Winter has come to Woodland Valley and Bear would like nothing more than a nice nap. However, he never quite seems to make it to the nap, as he has to help out his friends in the Big Blue House. Sleep evades Bear, but his friends have a nice surprise for him.
Like all of the other "Bear in the Big Blue House" DVDs, there aren't really any good special features on this. You only get the option to jump to songs from the episodes and previews for other Disney TV Shows and movies.
If you buy any, make sure you get this one! I am now purchasing my second, because the first tape is worn out.
I would recommend this tape solely on the basis of the character variety (we get to meet some of Bear's other friends like Ray the sun, Doc Hogg, and Jeremiah the turtle), but that's not what made me want to buy the tape. The most compelling reason to purchase this tape is the beautiful song Shadow sings in the first episode "Go To Sleep". Shadow's stories are usually corny and funny twists on nursery rhymes, but never until now have I been so moved emotionally by any of her scenes. This entirely beautiful song teaches children to be comforted by shadows when they try to go to sleep, not to be frightened by them.
Our 23-month old loves watching Bear, and this is one of his 2 favorite Bear tapes along with volume 1 of the series. We as parents loved this tape as the best of the bunch.
"Go to Sleep" covers ways to lull yourself off to dreamland, even though you may not think you're tired, and the importance of a good night's sleep for a good day tomorrow.
"Morning Glory introduces Ray, the sun, who sings a good morning song with Bear. The episode incorporates the importance of breakfast, brushing your teeth, how different people take different amounts of time to wake up, getting morning chores done and how having a good morning can influence the rest of your day.
The message on the "A Winter's Nap" episode is a little strange, however. The episode is supposed to be about Bear and Tutter, the mouse, trying to take naps during the day, but neither one can seem to manage it due to various things going on in the house. In the end they both throw in the towel and join in the fun in a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality. While the rest of the episode talks about naps and how to get cozy and fall asleep, how good they are for you, etc., I really didn't understand the "Oh, well, can't nap? No big deal" message that came out near the end. Other than that though, it was a cute episode.
The character Shadow, whose segments I usually find a little creepy, is more down to earth in these and there are less of the cut-out shadow people scenes and more of Shadow just singing songs.
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Grandson with autism. Fixated on only a few things at a young age.Published 13 months ago by Angela Lowe Griffith
DVD arrived on time, packaged well and plays well. These are hard to find, price was good and is now being enjoyed by grandchild.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
it's great for kids music is good acting is good good for Walt DisneyPublished 16 months ago by Mitzie Hansen
We love this Bear in the Big Blue House dvd, since we like anything that portrays bedtime in a positive light! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brynnlux
I selected this item because of the promise of a Dutch language option; it's not.
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