We just went to the zoo yesterday and my son would refer to the Wild Kratts show when we would come across a certain animal or reptile he has seen on the show. I have to say I was pretty proud that he was taking away some interesting facts from the show. I don’t always have the time to sit and watch the show with him so it was pretty neat that he was teaching me things.
Chris and Martin Kratt start off a live segment with a wildlife moment in Wild Kratts. The episodes then segue into an animated version of the Kratt brothers and the animal topic. I love that it is fun, engaging and most importantly, educational.
PBS will release a new Wild Kratts DVD on August 23rd. You won’t want to miss “Wild Kratts: Wild Reptiles” on DVD.
When Martin and Chris Kratt find themselves in a jam, they turn to wild reptiles to help them save the day! Reptiles have some seriously amazing adaptations and incredibly awesome creature features. Learn about the gecko’s ability to climb walls as the Kratt Brothers try to foil Zach Varmitech’s attempt to steal their Miniaturizer. And uncover some fascinating facts about rattlesnakes as Martin and Chris search for a new supply of crystals in the Sonoran Desert to power the Tortuga. Nothing’s better than exploring natural habitats with the Wild Kratts and learning about the incredible “creature powers” of the animals they meet!
The DVD includes 4 episodes:
“The Gecko Effect”
There’s a mystery to be solved, as the Wild Kratts team wonders how a gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses their Miniaturizer to shrink down and discovers it’s all about physics: all objects have electrical charges that attract one another and the gecko’s marvelous toe pad structure charges so much that they can walk on surfaces as smooth as glass. But in the meantime, Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and imprisoned them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new gecko powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world.
A pop creature quiz challenge about the differences between crocodiles and alligators turns into a full-blown “crocogator” contest to find out what actually is different about these two similar creatures.
After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out into the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!
“Chameleons on Target”
Aviva’s special ring chip invention is stolen by a mysterious lemur! Chris and Martin set off after it, with a little help from the amazing creature powers of the chameleon.
Inside the DVD are ideas on ways to extend learning. My kids always enjoy doing the activities that reinforce the DVD topic.
You can also purchase a figurine to go with the DVD. This Wild Kratts 2-Pack Creature Power Action Figures – Rattlesnake Powers! toy from Wicked Cool Toys is an awesome companion to go with the DVD. My son wants to collect all of them now and I secretly want to as well.
PBS KIDS is the #1 educational media brand for children* and based on a study recently done by Smarty Pants, parents of young children rank PBS KIDS as the most trusted and relied upon media brand for school readiness. Wild Kratts provide content that address essential skills for STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. This is a perfect gift for heading back to school.
Ready for a wild reptile adventure? DVD will be out on August 23rd! You can buy the figurine here now.
Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions are my own. I received the above product for review purposes only.