Monday, March 23, 2009

DVD Review & Giveaway: Fireman Sam

Do you have a neighborhood hero you can depend on? I don't...unless you count the neighbor who keeps one of our house keys and let me in when I locked myself out when Zachariah was a newborn (seriously, I am thankful for him- and I made him keep the key). OK, back on track now.

Fireman Sam: Saves the Day!
is new to DVD and was released in January. Maybe you've seen Fireman Sam appear on Sprout. Fireman Sam is the most helpful man I've ever seen in my life. I really need him to move to my neighborhood. Although, it seems that there are a lot of fires in his town. Suspicious? Maybe. Good thing it's just a kids' show and they won't know the difference. Ha.

The first time we saw Fireman Sam was as a bonus episode on a Bob the Builder DVD. We don't get Sprout on our cable package, so there really was no other way to see it. Now Fireman Sam has his own DVD. I think that's great, so more children will be exposed to him.

On this DVD Fireman Sam: Saves the Day!, Sam helps rescue a cat from a tree, save a child from drowning, and of course puts out more than his share of fires in the neighborhood. There is this little boy named Norman who always knows where to find (or create) trouble. And Fireman Sam is nice enough to get him out of his many pickles.

Zachariah likes Fireman Sam pretty well. When we just had the one episode he watched it over and over for a while. I was glad to finally get some new episodes. This show is targeted at 2-5 year olds, and I think that is appropriate.

The DVD has 5 episodes of Fireman Sam and one bonus episode of Roary the Racing Car. It runs about 50 minutes long.

*Buy It: You can get your own copy of Fireman Sam: Saves the Day! in stores or online now. Amazon has is 1/2 price...perhaps a cheap Easter gift?.

*Win It: I have 2 copes of Fireman Sam: Saves the Day! to give away here. Would you like one for your kids?

To enter, tell me what your child does when they hear a firetruck/ambulance/police car. Zachariah runs to the window as fast as he can and makes sure that we all know "That was a FIRETRUCK!".

Make sure that you include your e-mail address in the comments (if it's not linked to your log in, or I don't already have it). I will post the winners here, and I will send you an e-mail too.

**To earn a second entry, post about this contest on your blogs OR post about it on Twitter. Then come back here and leave another comment telling me you did that.

The contest starts now and will end at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 25th.

Good luck! Please come back for more contests coming soon!


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Cherish said...

Ive never heard of fireman sam before but it sounds like a good basis for a children's show.

When we're out in the car, my kids like to point out sirens or the firestation when we pass it, but at home they dont even notice when one goes by...

Nowheymama said...

E. holds his hand to his ear and says, "What's that sound?"

The Hotrum Family said...

My kids say they must be going to help someone in trouble! We talk about it a lot when we see them driving around!

Kelsey said...

We live pretty near a fire station and a hospital, so there are a lot of emergency vehicles that pass the house and we see out driving. Which is just to say that Harper rarely notices them anymore! BUT I do think she'd enjoy this DVD (we don't get Sprout either, boo) and I'm sure Michael would like it eventually!

Steff said...

My little girl Maya watches Fireman Sam on Sprout. She has a metal "Curious George" pail that she puts on her head and calls it her "firefighter hat". "Look mommy, I got firefighter hat like Sam".

andria said...

We love Fireman Sam! Even my eight year old still likes him, even though I am sure he'd never admit that in public.

Our backyard is a major highway so there are always sirens. Esp. on the weekends. My kids aren't even phased by them anymore, although when we first got here my three year old was scared wondering who died all the time.