Friday, May 15, 2009

Review: dive Olly dive DVD

After a full day of school, my son loves to curl up in the chair, and watch TV. I, of course, want him to watch something non-violent and educational, but that is not always his first priority. He wants to be entertained. So, I am always on the lookout for a compromise, which is how I found dive Olly dive.

The website description says:
Dive Olly Dive follows the adventures of Olly, a young submarine-in-training, and Beth, his best friend and fellow sub-in-training. Stationed at the Special Underwater Research Facility (S.U.R.F.) under the guidance of Diver Doug, the young subs explore their spectacular underwater world. Along with many other colorful characters. Whether carrying out a research assignment for Diver Doug, playing in spectacular Lava Rock Park, or evading the dangers found in Dark Trench, there's never a dull moment in Olly's world.

Dive Olly Dive is geared for children ages 4-7. The episodes are filled with adventures, problems, and dilemmas that teach preschoolers that sometimes it's okay to be wrong on the way to discovering what is right. The United Nations Scientific Cultural Organization is using this program to teach children about caring for our oceans.

Dive Olly Dive can currently be seen daily on PBS Kids, Sprout, and weekends on Animania HD. If you can't catch it on these stations, don't worry, NCircle Entertainment has just released the first DVD in the Dive Olly Dive series, The Adventure Begins in the Sea. It is currently available for $14.99. This DVD includes five adventures and runs approximately 55 minutes.NCircle Entertainment was nice enough to send us a copy to review.

So, was it a good compromise? Yes!! It held Wyatt's attention. He even requested to watch it for next three days. His favorite characters are Olly and the octopus. His description of the show is: "Its just cool!".

If you are looking for something new and educational for you kids, check out dive Olly dive.