There is a certain kind of satisfaction that comes along when your child loves something you did as a child, long, long ago. For me growing up, The Magic School Bus was one of the best shows going. Despite being crammed to the gills with science, it was a really enjoyable show. I loved Ms. Frizzle and her magical, transforming school bus and I know my parents loved that I was learning so much. A lot of shows you see these days touch on important subjects, but none delve as deep as The Magic School Bus. So when my daughter hit about the 5 year mark, I was thinking about looking for DVDs of the classic show. Just imagine how filled with glee I was when the press release entered my mailbox for The Magic School Bus — the complete series — on DVD.
The Magic School Bus is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a bang by releasing all episodes in one DVD collection. That is 52 amazingly educational episodes for the new generation of learners. Each of the 8 DVDs contains in-depth explorations of essential science-related topics. Take a tour of the human body’s digestive system or a dive through coral reefs and tidal zones. Learn about weather and the art of flight and then zip around our solar system, all on Ms. Frizzle’s epic field trips.
My 5 year old has not stopped watching The Magic School Bus since it arrived. She is completely enthralled with Ms. Frizzle, her class and her magic school bus, much like I was. I love putting on the show and watching her eyes light up as she learns something new. Every sentence begins the same with a “mom, did you know…” which is music to any parent’s ears. The beauty with The Magic School Bus and its arrival for fall, is you can pick episodes that pertain to the subjects your child is learning in school. I bet Ms. Frizzle will teach your child a couple new things that they can take with them back to the classroom.
Purchase The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series which comes with an activity booklet for the kids to color, pick up facts and partake in. The booklet also contains a parent guide section which lists all of the DVD titles with their topics. The Magic School Bus has won many awards including a Daytime Emmy, Six CINE Golden Eagles, National Educational Media Network Gold Apple, and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal for Excellence in Children’s Programming. So whether you grew up with the show or not, it is a valuable tool for further educating this generation of eager learners.
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