We received a copy of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends Bumpers Up! in order to facilitate our review. All thoughts and words are my own.
We do a whole lot of princesses and fairies around here, but Bubbles is also a fan of trucks and race cars, too. She has a little Chuck the Truck that she loves to drive around so I wasn’t surprised that she is a big fan of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends Bumpers Up! DVD that we recently received.
The DVD is packed with ten full episodes. In them Chuck, along with this friends Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer & Flip, learn a lot of lessons and have a lot of fun. The lessons portion of the show is one of the reasons I like to let Bubbles watch. There’s a lot of fun children’s entertainment but it isn’t always easy to marry that with positive messaging in a way that will keep kids engaged.
One of my favorite episodes from The Adventures of Chuck & Friends Bumpers Up! was “The Art of Being Chuck.” Young kids naturally think everything they create is awesome, because they haven’t learned about comparison or competition yet. But as they get older, that starts to change. I remember in elementary school hearing kids refer to their own art a number of times with phrases like “oh, it’s not really that good” or “please don’t display my picture, it’s not as good as Sally’s”.
“The Art of Being Chuck” shows kids that even if the end product isn’t exactly what you were hoping for, that it’s still art. They also showcase multiple types of art, showing that not everyone has to be good at the exact same type of thing. There are a lot of different ways to express yourself.
Bumpers Up! Episode List
- Choosy Chuck
- The Art of Being Chuck
- Commercial Trucks
- Prince Chuck
- Lights, Cameras, Trucks!
- Truck And Roll
- Contest Countdown
- Rowdy The Rock Star
- Flower Power
I have a copy of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends Bumpers Up! for one of you! Giveaway closed – congrats Amanda B!