Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Breakout DVD

Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Breakout is the latest Peter Rabbit DVD to be released by Abbey Home Media.  With six episodes to watch lasting 70 minutes in total, there are plenty of adventures for little ones to watch.


When Mr. McGregor captures the whole squirrel tribe in his garden, Peter must stage a mass break out to save his friends.  Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail on their adventures and quest to save the day, overcoming obstacles and outsmarting predators, all the while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places.

With a taste for radishes and a thirst for adventure Peter Rabbit is the lovable and extraordinary friend you longed to hang out with when you were a kid. But when the chips are down and danger lurks, there’s no better friend to have around than Peter and his boundless courage will always see him through. Peter has an infectious enthusiasm for life and is also an irrepressible optimist. He is cool under pressure and his quick-witted mind is as nimble as his super-fast legs.

So what did we think of it?

Well my 5yr old just loves Peter Rabbit and sat there glued to the DVD!  His favourite scene was when Peter was stealing the radishes and his favourite character is Lily, because she always finds something in her pocket to help them out.

This is a lovely series that I know I would have watched when I was younger and brings back some of the Beatrix Potter memories I had reading her books.  The DVD is sure to be a hit with young ones as they watch the adventures of Peter Rabbit and friends which is full of excitement, fun and friendship.

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WIN The Adventures of Abney & Teal: Faraway Island DVD – 5 copies up for grabs

The Adventures of Abney and Teal has been one of those CBeebies programmes that both my children have always enjoyed, although we often miss it being on around bath time.  So this DVD from Abbey Home Media is a great idea containing lots of lovely episodes including Faraway Island.

Abney&TealAbney and Teal live on an island in the middle of a lake,in the middle of a park, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the big city. They share their island home with a group of friendly and hilarious characters, and together they are always ready for an adventure.

Featuring 8 episodes:

Faraway Island
The Porridge Party
The Star Stick
The Storm
The Radio
The Poc-Poc Hunt
The Train

The DVD is released on 9th September 2013 and can be purchased from all good DVD stockists.

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Alphablocks : Phonics First Steps DVD – Review

What could be better than getting children to learn alongside watching the tv?  Miss M loves watching television, more than I’d ideally like, but there are times when a little bit of tv keeps her entertained and occupied and gives mummy time to do some housework.  So the NEW DVD that’s just been released from Abbey Home Media, Alphablocks : Phonics First Steps, is perfect.


Not only does it provide an entertaining cartoon, but each episode is centred around a certain set of sounds and each of the Alphablocks characters repeats it’s sound throughout the programme as it is used to make a word alongside other letters.  This is great as it can either be watched and enjoyed as 2 year old Mister B does, although he has now started to repeat some of the sounds which is a great start to phonics for him.  Or Miss M who now has a knowledge of phonics, gets the opportunity to practise and recognise the various sounds and try to say the words as she sees them before hearing them being sounded out.

“Based on best-practice phonics, your child will laugh and learn with the little letter people and their adventures, songs and all kinds of fun and games.”

With 18 episodes to watch on this Alphablocks DVD, therir is plenty to keep little ones occupied.  Also included is a Alphablocks alphabet poster which is rather fun and brightly coloured.  We have stuck this up alongside Miss M and Mister B’s reward charts so they see it everyday and Miss  has been very good and used it to practice her phonic sounds of each letter.

Overall I think this is a fun, yet educational DVD that is ideal for preschoolers or those in the early years of school.

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