Kids for Character



TV figures explain concepts like trust and caring.
  • Review Date: May 6, 2003
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 1998
  • Running Time: 50 minutes

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Tom Selleck and many of preschoolers' favorite TV figures -- like Barney, Miss Frizzle of the Magic Schoolbus, the Puzzle Place Kids, and Shari Lewis -- explain concepts like trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship in KIDS FOR CHARACTER.

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This is an entertaining and enlightening video. It comes with a workbook to help parents reinforce the ideas and can serve as a good starting point for family discussions of values.

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  • Families can talk about the values discussed in the video. What did you learn about caring? Trust? Other issues?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:May 1, 1998
DVD release date:May 1, 1998
Cast:Jay Lopez, Mark Augustine, Tom Selleck
Director:Steve Gomer
Studio:Lyons Group
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:50 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Kid, 11 years old March 26, 2014

Kids for Character

I'm 11 and I still enjoy watching this. It is my favorite video that I watched back when I was very little.
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