DVD REVIEW – Sesame Street: Being Brave

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Sesame Street Being Brave DVD

Sesame Street: Being Brave

  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Sesame Street
  • SRP $14.98

Bonus features:

  • “A Celebration of Me, Grover!” full-length video
  • Grover Talks About The Dark
  • Going To The Doctor
  • Cousin Bear Is Afraid Of Monsters

Ever feel afraid of a booming thunderstorm? How about those big bumble bees? Grover knows preschoolers have lots of the same kinds of fears. Sesame Street: Being Brave is packed with stories to help every preschooler feel brave and fight their fears. The curriculum focuses on helping children use strategies to overcome obstacles and face common fears. Children are encouraged to recognize and label their feelings and use different strategies to help manage strong emotions, such as feeling worried and scared. The home video also focuses on empathy, taking the perspective of others and understanding the feelings of others (reading facial cues and body language). To help build children’s vocabulary, words such as pollinate, hexagon, and veterinarian are introduced. Finally, the home video touches upon math skills such as counting and geometric shapes. But even monsters get scared sometimes, Grover thinks there is a monster at the end of the DVD and doesn’t want you to watch! If you are brave enough to keep watching get ready for some of Sesame Street’s most classic lessons complete with a bonus full-length Sesame Street video “Celebration of Me, Grover.” Also included is a glow-in-the-dark sticker sheet for keeping the night fun and cheerful.

My youngest isn’t afraid of much. He really hates being at the dentist, that’s about the closest thing he has to a fear. I remember when I was a child I knew  other children that were afraid of things like thunder and lightning. And being afraid of the dark. I know those are all pretty common fears for children. The newest Sesame Street DVD might help reassure young children about their fears, by showing them that some of their characters have fears too.  This DVD would be great for both old and new Sesame Street fans.


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Danielle Royalegacy October 12, 2013 - 4:04 pm

I am lucky that my youngest son really has no fears, but it can be a bother, too. I have to be careful with him that he understands the dangers of snakes.

pat. marsden October 14, 2013 - 10:54 pm

The only childhood fear I remember is one of death. Later came height and snakes.

Linda Bradshaw October 16, 2013 - 4:46 am

I would love to have this for my nieces. They have been through a lot in life. I also want it because I live on Sesame Street so they would get a kick out of this!

Ms Gretchen Ann Luper October 16, 2013 - 7:42 am

this would be a great dvd for all children to watch. they need to learn about fear at any early age.

Maria Iemma October 16, 2013 - 2:55 pm

My granddaughter is always afraid of things, a noise, a stranger, a bug. I think this DVD may be good for her. I will look for it.

mindy cole October 20, 2013 - 12:16 pm

My kids love Sesame Street so they will enjoy watching this

cheryl c. October 20, 2013 - 7:24 pm

I am so impressed with the Sesame St. videos. They are fun, educational, and age-appropriate.

Pamela @ Still Dating My Spouse October 23, 2013 - 3:35 am

My grandbaby loves Elmo & Sesame Street. I should definitely get this for her. Thanks for the review.

Sherry J October 23, 2013 - 4:29 pm

My son love Elmo,so this is a very good idea.

Amanda Williams October 24, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Grover is my FAVORITE! I think this would be a great book for all my kids, especially my youngest boy. He was never really afraid of anything until recently. Thank you for the review!

Wendy T October 24, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Brave is such a remarkable thing for youngsters. I’ve seen children go through things with bravery to rival a military corporal, and have even seen it written by a defender of our freedom. I believe our children are braver than we can imagine – when it really counts.

I’m touched by this DVD, knowing it supports such a remarkable concept. Brave on kids, brave on!


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