The Little Travelers has a series of wonderful adventures that follow the two young Hart girls, Chantelle and Nakia, as they travel to amazing countries and experience the different cultures. I had the pleasure of viewing one of their DVDs featuring the girl's travel through The British Isles.
I watched as the girls gave an unscripted narrative of their travels from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland to England, where they kissed the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, took a week long caravan in Ireland, hunted for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, visited the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in northern England, as well as the Knight's school in Alwick Castle, which was used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
As an added bonus, The Little Travelers also performed a puppet show called the Tulip Bed, a folktale from England, which told of a good, old woman who lived in a small house, where she grew a beautiful bed of tulips in her garden. Each night she would hear singing and babies laughing, but would never see any signs of anyone being there the following morning. I won't give away the rest of the tale, but you'll be delighted to find out more as you view the DVD.
The greatest aspect of The Little Travelers films is that they move along at a child's pace with a child's point of view and discovery, which provides a wealth of entertainment value to children interested in learning about other countries and cultures. These films would make a wonderful addition to any parent's or educator's children's video library as Chantelle and Nakia make their way to other countries.
Other than The British Isles, The Little Travelers' series also consists of Japan, where they spent three months discovering the culture, food and customs of the Japanese, as well as making new friends along their way, and Bali, one of the most magical islands on earth, where they played in rice fields, hunted for coconuts and ran into monkey mischief.