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My Crazy Kids

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Review:- Sooty ABC - Learn the Alphabet

Sooty the yellow bear, everyone at some time in their lifetime has been entertained by this lovable yellow bear since he and Harry Corbett first appeared as regulars on the BBC children's show Saturday Special all the way back in 1952.

I remember growing up watching Sooty, Sweep and Soo living in their little bedroom having many happy hours of fun with their co-star Matthew Corbett.

So when I was approached to see if I would be interested in reviewing Sooty ABC - Learn the Alphabet DVD obviously I jumped at the chance, not only for me to relive some of my childhood memories but more importantly to help my children learn their ABC's.

In this special direct to DVD programme we see Richard, Sooty, Sweep and Soo visit Wookey Hole in Somerset and during their visit they find items that reflect letters of the alphabet like Q for Queen, G for gorilla and S for stick. During this DVD there are many laugh out loud moments with the various jokes mixed in amongst the searching for the letters of the alphabet.

My children loved watching this DVD so what I decided to do was entail a bit of our own learning by pausing the DVD at various points to see if my children could spot any items that corresponded with the letters of the alphabet before the gang pointed then out on the screen, my children loved doing this and cheered every time they got the item right.

This DVD also contains three classic episodes, The Swimming Lesson, The Farm and The Beach and also includes printable worksheets to enhance the learning experience.

This would make a great Birthday present or with Easter only round the corner maybe a little Easter present which in turn will help and support your little ones through the early years curriculum. 

This special DVD goes on sale Monday 2nd March.

At the time of this review this DVD was on sale on Amazon to pre-order for £7.25, I believe this price is reasonable for a educational DVD.

If you fancy winning your very own copy of the fabulous DVD head on over to my GIVEAWAY post now.

You can follow Sooty on facebook too.

I was sent these review DVD for review purpose only and all views and opinions are my own.

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  1. My children are huge sooty fans - they have the puppets and we have been to see Sooty live! This DVD would be perfect for my pre-schooler - going to add it to our amazon wishlist for Easter #triedtested

  2. I used to love Sooty & Sweep....hehehe My girls do too! This sounds like a great DVD :)

  3. My children had never heard for Sooty until we went to see the live show in the Summer holidays - they thought it was great fun, particularly Sweep!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week :) x

  4. Ah I love Sooty, it sounds like a good DVD, it is lovely to see them still making films with the old characters.

  5. My little boy is 6 and absolutely loves Sooty - Sweep is his favourite. I think this is a great idea.


  6. I'm looking for new ways to introduce the alphabet & although mine haven't been introduced to Sooty I certainly remember him (showing my age!!). I think this is a great idea

  7. This looks fun. I remember loving Sooty when I was small. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  8. Oh my goodness Sooty! I can't believe he's making a comeback :) Sweep used to really annoy me though!! Great revew- lovely to see more ways for kids to learn through play x x