The past two-three weeks have seen The Boy querying the world around him. And I don't mean in a deeply philosophical and theological kind of way, there are no queries about God and the ether (although he is starting to ask about a time before him in an incredulous manner), or wondering why leaves are green for example. Quite simply he's noticing that Mother Nature is waking the world from its slumber and is asking about Spring and whether it's Summer yet. When we were in Roath Park earlier, I tried to explain to him that Spring turns into Summer quite quickly and we don't even notice it; he told me that it meant he could play outside for a really long time. Seasons are a tricky thing to explain you know!
When we arrived home, I remembered that last week we've been sent a review copy of 'Curious George Swings Into Spring', and as he needed some downtime (he'd gone without a nap) I popped into the DVD player and we settled down to watch it.
This is The Boy five minutes into the DVD:
Apparently, Bambi wasn't very impressed he couldn't see. However, you'll notice that this is a little boy captivated. And with good reason.
Curious George is a special little monkey that lives in a city in America with The Man In The Yellow Hat, and in this feature-length episode he is taken to the park to experience all the wonders of Spring. Experiential learning at its best. One day he has a trip to the countryside with his best friend Hundley (a dachshund) and they get lost while exploring their environment. This is the point that a sensitive Boy became a little worried that they wouldn't return to their families, but all way ended happily. Not without a little monkey mischief along the way.
This DVD is a delight, and based on the original books from the 1940s by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, the storylines are simple and innocent; just the type of thing that I like The Boy to watch.
Curious George Swings Into Spring was released today, available from all major retailers for £6.99 (RRP).
However, I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader who will be picked at random. Simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below to be in with a chance of winning.
I was sent a review copy of this disc for the purpose of this post, my opinion is honest and unbiased.