09 May 2010

DVD Review & Giveaway: Sid The Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid

My family and I recently received a copy of the new Sid The Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid DVD to review.


If you're unfamiliar with Sid, he's one of the newer animated additions to PBS from the Henson Company, (yes, the same folks behind Sesame Street) Each episode starts off with Sid asking a question, usually with his parents help. He has a couple of pals that help him along the way - Gabriela, Gerald, and May, and his teacher, Susie. They find out the answers to their questions in the Super Fab Lab. The age range on Sid is the 2-5 year olds, but I'd personally peg it more as 3-6 years olds. That's not to say 2 years won't enjoy it, but I think more of the learning stuff would be lost.

Sid The Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid features four weather themed episodes: "Sid's Rainy Play Date", "Special Sunny Dad Day", "Sid's Holiday Adventure", and "The Wind Did It". "Special Sunny Dad Day" is especially an important episode, because it teaches kids all about sunscreen, and why we need to use it - which is perfect timing with the hot summer sun almost here. Trivia: Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month? I learned something there! In "Sid's Rainy Play Date", Sid feels like the rain has come on purpose just to ruin his playdate (leaving here in WA, I think we totally feel Sid's pain LOL), and he learns were the rain comes from, and why it rains.

All in all, these episodes are a fun way for kids to learn a little more about the weather. The Sid series is entertaining, and at least they are learning a little instead of just watching well, junk.

Sid The Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid runs 115 minutes long and is not rated. (see above for an age range) The suggested retail price is $12.99, and you can order a copy from Amazon for $12.49.

Win it! Want a copy of Sid The Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid for your kids/grandkids? I have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! To enter, tell us what science or health topic you'd like to see Sid cover next.

As always, if you have completed the first entry above, you can also receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
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That's up to four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends May 29th, 2010 at 11:59 PST. US Only, sorry, and if you have won any of my DVD giveaways in the last 3 months, please let someone else have a chance. Please leave your email address in your comment, or have it available in your profile so I can contact you if you've won. Winners drawn via Random.org.

I received a copy of this DVD to write a review. One reader will also win a copy of the DVD.

57 comments:

hollowsins said...

Maybe brushing teeth or washing hands.
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Tabathia said...

I'd like him to cover the rain forest, volcanoes or hurricanes


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Terra H. said...

I'm not sure what he has already covered in his episodes, but I'd like to see him cover tornados or photosynthesis if he hasn't already. Thanks.
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agordon10 said...

bacteria and germs.

denise said...

I would like to see Sid planting a garden.

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Sue E said...

I'm not sure what was in his rain video, but I would like to see something about thunder and lightening if that subject wasn't covered.

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A Military Wife said...

I'm already subscribed to your blog

A Military Wife said...

I tweeted this entry. My twitter name is luvmy2angels08

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My email is luvmy2angels08@yahoo.com.

My daughter loves this show.We watch it every morning.

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I posted this in my blog here:
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mogrill said...

Natural disasters!
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Kim said...

I want to see him cover global warming!

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littlelatina said...

looks cute

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KPort207 said...

I think it would be great if he covered earthquakes.

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April V said...

I think it would be neat to see him cover plants & how they grow!

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I'm a subscriber!

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deedleweedle said...

I'd like to see him teach about volcanoes and tornadoes.

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Julie D said...

Sid could talk about sound waves.

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Jon_Lefkove said...

Maybe brushing teeth or washing hands.

Hotsnotty2 said...

Sid in Space! Thanks!

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Jenna Wood said...

I think how plants grow and photosynthesis would be great.
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debsweeps4 said...

I'd like to see Sid cover nutrition. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

Melissa B. said...

I'd love to see Sid talking about magnets and light bulbs.

Jennifer M said...

How plants grow would be nice.

mscoffee77 said...

I'd love Sid to talk about planting a garden and compost.

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Fine Insanity said...

I'd like to see one where he talks about plants and photosynthesis!
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pixie13 said...

I would love to see Sid cover some animal topics. Like, the life cycle of a frog or butterfly.

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ReggieMann said...

Water Conservation would be a good subject to cover

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mail4rosey said...

The cycles of the moon. msurosey@yahoo.com

susan1215 said...

How bugs help our planet

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kcatlin said...

hmmmm oxygen

kathy pease said...

how about photosynthesis i love plants and gardening :)

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Maja said...

volcanoes, my son loves them

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CarrieAnn13 said...

if he hasn't already I want to see him cover why fish swim

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MAC Mom said...

I would like him to cover bugs.
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lilyk said...

I would like to see Sid cover nutrition next.

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