Friday, March 19, 2010

Thomas and The Runaway Kite DVD Review + Giveaway!

From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment:
Hang on tight for a high-flying ride with Thomas & Friends™ in the all-new Thomas and the Runaway Kite flying onto DVD March 2, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. There are jobs to be done, visitors to meet and friends to greet in this never-before-seen DVD featuring full CG animation and individual voices for all the engines. All-new content available only on the DVD features live-action host Driver Perkins, who has to rely on a naughty parrot to save the day.

Teaching timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, the Thomas & Friends animated series invites children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

There’s a kite on the loose and Thomas must catch it before the wind blows it from Sodor. With Gordon, Charlie and Toby by his side, Thomas learns that a helping hand keeps him right on track when it comes to rescuing kites, saving a swarm of bees, and preventing railway disasters from taking flight! Hop on board for a high-flying ride with Thomas & Friends™ in these all-new, never-before-seen train adventures!

Episodes include: “Thomas & the Runaway Kite”, “Buzzy Bees”, “Toby’s New Whistle”, and “The Biggest Present of All”.
If you've read my blog before, you know that I always jump at a chance to review Thomas DVD's, because finding a program that makes two children who are three years apart agree and sit quietly to watch is usually quite the feat. For our family, the only television show to date that this rare occurrence continually happens is with Thomas and Friends.

As a parent, I find it difficult to consistently find a positive story line that is not too "babyish" for my seven year old, and captivating enough for my 4 year old. EXCEPT with Thomas.

Aside from the traditional, adorable story-lines and tales of teamwork and problem-solving, Thomas and Friends solves my television woes with both of the children. The special features on the DVD allows my gifted son the ability to take his experience further, and role play as Abbigaile's teacher using the "How Many Shapes Do You See” Game, and the “Find What Doesn’t Belong” Game.

I was going to save this DVD for our Easter baskets, but after an excellent week, I decided to use this DVD as a reward for the kids. They loved it. I love the fact that there are multiple episodes on THOMAS AND THE RUNAWAY KITE. I love that they both can agree on this DVD, and I love the way my children interact while watching Thomas and Friends DVD's.

Whether you are like our family and are long time Thomas fans, or just looking for something for your toddler or preschooler Thomas and Friends and the Runaway Kite is a great spring time choice. This DVD would make a great addition to any Easter basket or as a reward for potty training or excellent behavior.

WANT IT?
Be sure to visit Amazon.com to find Thomas & Friends products, or a store in your area that sells home entertainment products to purchase this product and others like it.

WIN IT!
Our friends at Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment have offered one copy of this DVD to a lucky reader!

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Please visit our WINNERS PAGE for more information on how to claim your prize!


This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. This giveaway will end on March 26, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and all winner information will be posted on our WINNERS PAGE. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn accordingly and at the discretion of 4BabyAndMom. Disclaimer: I received this product to review at no cost from the PR firm representing Lionsgate and Hit Entertainment. I received no monetary compensation for this review, and any opinions expressed are 100% my own. Your experience with this product may differ.







101 comments:

Mysharona March 19, 2010  

there are tons of fun games there for the kids to play.

cdziuba March 19, 2010  

I see that there are downloadable games, and there are so many different named engines! I love Rose, she's adorable.


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There are a lot of good games on the site.

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jakiesmom March 19, 2010  

i like their pages on the trains themselves..helps us parents learn who our kids are talking about
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I love their downloadable games. :D We have a couple of them on the PC for the kids. :)

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I like the day out with thomas information.

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The kids liked painting an Engine and he chose Thomas.

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Learned you can buy a Thomas app for your phone!!!

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Darcie K. March 20, 2010  

I found awesome coloring sheets to print out!
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I follow via Google Friends
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Linda March 20, 2010  

We like to play the games, Railway Journey is our favorite!
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Xmas Dolly March 20, 2010  

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails action packed movie started at the theater March 6th right near my house.

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dlhaley March 20, 2010  

I like the downloadable games.

Merrie L. March 20, 2010  

I like that they have the ENTIRE cast of engines including the photo and names at the "ENGINE DEPOT". lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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Debbie Stanton March 20, 2010  

something fun I saw was under the ACTIVITIES tab... they have coloring and painting pages and you can decorate a train shed.

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mogrill March 21, 2010  

The kiddos love the printable coloring sheets. Thanks for the chance.
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I thought it was fun that they have a coloring sheet the kids can print.
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Maryann March 22, 2010  

my middle child has become obsessed with Thomas so having a place where he can play on the computer and be safe is great!

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I love that they have so many little videos that are both entertaining and skill-building.

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VickeC March 23, 2010  

there are games for the kids,an a section for parents an they have links to all Thomas's Friends

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Melissa March 23, 2010  

aww, i hope you pick my daughter to winb this she loves thomas too!!!!!! im now a follower!

Jinxy and Me March 23, 2010  

I like the activities!

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Merrie L. March 24, 2010  

My son loves Thomas & Friends too... and I love that they have the Depot that shows ALL of the engines so that WE can look at the engines together (so I can look up a name if I can't understand what he's saying). lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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I .like the games and printables!
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I like the coloring pages.

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I love the print outs.
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Jodi March 25, 2010  

i didn't know that there were downloadable games on their website.

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Melissa B. March 25, 2010  

The Steam Team has eight members: Thomas, Percy, Gordon, Henry, James, Edward, Toby and Emily.

dddiva March 25, 2010  

Ian loves to play the games- and watch the videos. Especially guess the engine where the puzzle pieces squeak when it goes in wrong place.

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We decided that we like the train Rosie!

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You can play a Thomas & Friends game on your iphone.

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You can sign up for the Thomas newsletter and be the first to know all the Thomas news
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i like the videos and the activities

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The games look fun on there

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Stephanie March 26, 2010  

There are fun games for children, featuring their favorite engines.

Erica C. March 26, 2010  

I like the game where you build an engine.

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Anonymous,  March 26, 2010  

The games on their site are great - my now-5yo and I used to spend time there! He loved it when he was 2 or 3. Now his little brother is following suit. :)
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