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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teaches that some kids have special needs and how to help them make friends; also about the five senses and some basic counting skills.
Mistakes are OK because you can learn from them; "people helping other people is what this world's about."
Positive Role Models
Barney encourages everyone to help each other and be confident. Baby Bop encourages Jill and helps her find games they both like to play.
Products & Purchases
Lots of Barney tie-ins and products available.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Barney: A Super Dee-Duper Day is a short movie starring Barney the purple dinosaur that explores different ways of playing. This sports-focused DVD encourages kids to get up and play with a focus on fun, simple games and toys such as balls. A character with special needs also is introduced, and her mom teaches the other kids how to help those who don't find it easy making new friends or joining in on games. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of sports and Barney lovers no doubt will enjoy BARNEY: A SUPER DEE-DUPER DAY. There's a lot of talk about exercise, with some fun songs that encourage kids to get up and move. And parents no doubt will love the push Barney gives for simple, imaginative toys such as balls. The segment on accommodating kids with special needs during playtime is especially well done and gives kids actionable tips on how to include everyone in games.
Kids who aren't as into active games may not be as entertained with this Barney film. The songs aren't as engaging as songs from other movies, and it drags on a bit more than usual. But the stellar messages make it worth a shot, especially for die-hard Barney fans.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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