My tot and I have had the pleasure of reviewing the new Wild Kratts Rainforest Rescue DVD that came out on April 9th! Something that I thought was special about it for us is that my oldest son used to watch the Kratt brothers on Zoooboomafoo when he was young! So being able to sit and watch Wild Kratts with my youngest, sharing the special programming the Kratt brothers have always brought to PBS, was really nice. They certainly have not lost any fun and excitement over the years!
The difference with Wild Kratts is that the brothers can do more through intermixing animation with live action. They can explore places and do things that we normally couldn’t, like hiking inside an animals fur or even taking on the animal’s traits! It takes the Kratt brothers to a whole new level! Plus, kids generally love animation these days and especially having ‘super powers’ as it were. It is nice that those elements can be brought into Wild Kratts, but for learning purposes and to expand the children’s minds about the world around them.
There are two episodes featuring on the DVD; the run time being 50min.
- Rainforest Stew -When Chris and Martin go in search of an obscure rainforest creature to add to their Life Lists, the Wild Kratts become embroiled in the complex relationships of a tropical rainforest.
- Shadow: The Black Jaguar – Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to “catnap” a black jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots.
My tot’s personal favorite is Rainforest Stew. He loves seeing the different animals that Chris and Martin connect through the rainforest and how each of them depends on the others.
Connect: You can check out Wild Kratts on PBS, just visit the Parent TV Schedule Page for the time in your area. Your kids will also love visiting the Kid’s Page where they can make their own Wild Kratts character, play games, watch videos and even check out the Creaturepedia!
Purchase: Wild Kratts: Rainforest Rescue is available on Shop PBS for $9.99!
I received a copy for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and are not influenced by any form of compensation.