New to DVD: Barney: I Love My Friends (Review)

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Street Date: 1/3/12

DVD SRP: $14.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Isn’t it good to know you’ve got a friend? How about a whole playground full of them, including one big purple dinosaur with all the love in the world to give? That’s Barney™ with his dino-mite goodness, bringing fun, music and learning to his latest collection, Barney: I Love My Friends, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand January 3, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney™ displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends™ is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.
SYNOPSIS
Come join in the fun as Barney™ takes his friends on a super-dee-duper adventure that shows just what it means to be a friend. Princess Baby Bop has a royally good time when she sees that a key to being a friend is keeping promises. Riff goes to great lengths to make up for a big mistake and prove he’s a friend who sees things through. BJ feels left out when he’s not included in a drawing and learns the importance of being honest and expressing his feelings. With singing, dancing and lots of monkey-ing around, Barney™ brings kids on a friend-tastic adventure and shows that everything is more fun with friends!
DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Read-Along Book of Hugs
  • Sing-Along “If You Are Happy And You Know It”

 

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My Thoughts:
I am relatively new to the whole Barney phenomenon, now that I have two young daughters.  So, when I was sent a copy of the new Barney: I Love My Friends from HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate, I didn’t know what to expect.  I had previously watched snippets of Barney when babysitting my nephew and neighbor’s children over the years, but never sat down and actual watched an episode from start to finish.  I remember when Barney first aired on television.  I was babysitting our neighbor’s children and they happened to flip through the channels and left it on Barney.  By the end of the show, we were all singing, “If You Are Happy And You Know It,” as well as the now popular, “I Love You, You Love Me..” song Barney and Friends is famous for.  And, now, over a decade later, this show is still as popular with the preschool audience as it was when it first aired.
I have to say, after watching this film in its entirety, I can see why children and parents alike like Barney so much.  The music was catchy, and the storyline provided both an educational and entertaining aspect for children.  If you have older children (ages 4+), you can discuss the show in further detail, asking children what they learned, as well as learn and sing new, wholesome songs together.  My daughter is only 18 months old, but as soon as I put the movie on, she couldn’t stop singing and dancing along.  This movie is a great way to teach your child about friends and feelings.
So, if your children like watching Barney and Friends on television, why not pick up this new DVD release and share with them?  They will learn valuable lesson on friendship through fun adventures and sing-a-long.

Check out more of Robin’s reviews and adventures with her 2 young daughters at Inspired by Savannah!

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from HIT Entertainment, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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