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Beyond Babyhood: A Look at New Titles for Preschoolers

11 Oct, 2003 By: Meryl Schoenbaum

After parents have survived the sleep-deprived years with their babies and toddlers, they enter into a challenging new world: nourishing their youngsters' fascination withthe new and exciting world they're discovering.

There are many new videos available to help parents make these wonder years a joyful learning experience for their preschoolers.

Yum Yum Studios takes the idea of nourishing kids literally, with its new “Food Safari” series, designed to show children where food is grown, harvested, processed and packaged, as well as how foods, as fuel, affect the body. The titles Food Safari: Breakfast and Food Safari: Lunch use puppets, children, music, animation and actual factory tours to illustrate the fascinating behind-the-scenes look at food production. Recommended for ages 2 to 5, the videos will be available nationwide Nov. 4 ($14.99 DVD, $12.99 VHS).

Tommy Nelson, the children's division of Thomas Nelson Inc., offers videos that nourish the spirit and promote good values. Hermie: A Common Caterpillar is an inspirational tale of an ordinary caterpillar who longs to be more, gently teaching how God loves you just the way you are. The title is available now ($17.99 DVD, $14.99 VHS).

Ventura Distribution has partnered with Vickilew Inc. to launch I Gotta Go!, designed to make potty training fun and successful. The video streets Nov. 18 ($12.95 DVD, $9.95 VHS, as well as in combination packs).

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