As the DVD progresses, children can colour along in the book. Much like an interactive children's cartoon, the characters break down the fourth wall and talk to children, asking them questions about the scenes they are colouring. They invite children to participate in activities, ranging from colouring tasks to connect-the-dots. These activities are educational as well as engaging, and will teach your kids valuable skills like pattern recognition and matching. It never gets too instructive, though, and keeps the emphasis on creativity and fun.
Colour, Listen to Stories -- or Do Both Whether they enjoy storytelling or are more hands-on, kids will enjoy Underwater Adventures. The DVD comes with three different stories: "Jerome the Jellyfish," "Pedro's Big Day," and "Mystery of the Sunken Treasure." The stories run at a slow pace, but the activity instructions may be too elaborate for younger children to understand. Still, kids in the right age range will enjoy engaging with the dozens of activities that come with each story. There's also an optional "shuffle" mode, which randomly sorts the activities and helps keep things fresh.
The included colouring books have many pages, and can occupy kids for hours. Once they've exhausted the pages, parents can visit the web site and print out additional colouring pages and activities. The set also includes three packs of standard, 8-count crayons.
What's in the Box DVD, three 8-count crayon boxes, and three colouring books.View larger. View larger. View larger.