|Dooley and Pals
Volumes 1 and 2
Little Heart Entertainment
The Dooley and Pals show has been running on the TBN and Daystar networks. In September of 2005 the series launched its first set of DVD’s from the show. The concept of the show is that Dooley, a space creature, lands in a quaint neighborhood and befriends some of the local children and adults. Through adventures and story telling the gang is directed through entertaining and educational journeys. The show is a mix of live action, 3D animation, singing children, and a few adult extras, with content directed for two to eight year olds. In some ways the show reminds me of a mix between Barney and Tiny Tots for Jesus.
The series is apparently broadcast in both Christian and secular markets. In the Christian markets they include a section called “Bible Fun Facts” that teaches Old Testament essentials. The use of fun activities and imaginative visual props, like the spaceship, make this an interesting series. Aside from the “Bible Fun Facts” the lessons are general in nature, but still important for child development. You can find out more about the series at www.dooleyandpals.tv.
- Ken W.
“A New Friend: - When a new child moves into the neighborhood, Maxx is nervous about meeting her. With the help of Dooley and her friends, Maxx is able to recall when Dooley was the new “kid” on the block, and she eventually works up the courage to welcome the new friend to the neighborhood. Maxx, Dooley and their pals learn that we can become friends with all sorts of people, no matter how different or similar to us they are.
“Be Good To Your Mother” – Mom has an endless list of chores and has to leave before she can finish her yard work. The kids enlist Dooley’s help to finish Mom’s gardening as a nice surprise, showing that people who care for us need care too. In the process, they raise larger issues about cleaning up Mother Earth, learning that there are simple ways to care for the planet.
“Family Circle” – When Dooley says that he misses his family, the kids explore what a family is. Chris has a new sister on the way and is already feeling left out of her family, but Dooley and his pals discover that families come in all shapes and sizes. Though a family can change, it’s still your family, and adding a new member doesn’t mean that your parents love you less.
“Rainy Day Blues” – Everyone has to cancel plans for a picnic when it rains, but the kids find a way to have fun indoors. They learn that even though plans must sometimes change, we can overcome disappointment by creating new plans.
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