We’ve spent quite a bit of time outdoors lately, taking advantage of the sunshine and enjoying summer activities. Recently, we visited our local community pool, and it was a lot of fun (I posted a couple of the photos in my Wordless Wednesday here). The community pool is awesome. There is a lazy river, a wade pool for the kids, a large shallow pool with slides and climbing toys, as well as an Olympic sized diving pool. We were there for several hours, and truly had a lot of fun.
But, some days it is just plain too hot to go outdoors. Like the last two days. With heat indices over 100, we have had to stay holed up in the house. Since Mister and I are unable to sweat, those days are coming faster and closer together.
Since we are stuck indoors, we have been playing and watching a lot of movies.
We have several DVD’s that are current hits in our home. One of Mister’s favorite movies to watch right now is Sid the Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid. Mister understands being stuck indoors, so he can relate to Sid not being happy when rain threatens to squash his play date outside. Sid learns all about different weather patterns and how it affects our world. At school, Sid studies the sun and how it lights up our world. At home, Sid’s family visits relatives where it s really chilly. Brrrr! It s cold in here… Sid hits the science lab to discover that wind, rain and sun can be fascinating and fun!
Sid the Science kid is absolutely adorable. And I love the way this DVD explains things about the weather that I am not sure how to explain.
Mister really enjoys watching the experiments in the science lab, and has duplicated the blowing of the boat on water many times. Always with a giggle of glee and a “Look Mommy, it works.” It is really neat to see how Mister has picked up on certain things from the DVD. Like noticing the wind and telling me that it is blowing. Or telling me that it has “cooled off outside” when I’ve told him that he can’t go outside to play because of the heat.
I really appreciate that the DVD explains the importance of sunscreen, also. Mister has long HATED the whole sunscreen application process. But, after seeing Weather Kid Sid, and his daddy’s sunburn from where the sunscreen wore off, he hasn’t been as resistant to applying sunscreen.
Do you have a toddler that wants to know everything about everything, like Sid? Like my Mister? Then this movie is for you!
Sid the Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid is available on Amazon.
SID THE SCIENCE KID™ returns with new episodes October 4, on PBS KIDS®. Following four Emmy nominations and multiple prestigious awards, (most recently the CINE Golden Eagle Award), the curriculum-based series from The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles is back with all-new adventures and investigations. So be sure to check them out. I know we will.
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