I had the opportunity to review a copy of Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files on DVD. Since I'm an elementary school teacher, and often a baby-sitter, I enjoy knowing what's cool and new in DVDs and TV series for kids. This show is SO funny, even as grown-ups, Mr. Lock and I were laughing out loud when watching it for review purposes (okay, okay, and just for fun!). I could see Phineas & Ferb being one of those shows that parents and kids can sit down to watch together -- which is truly how most television should be viewed by kids.
The DVD pack also comes with an activity kit, which is adorable. There are stickers, a postcard, a small puzzle, and a search and find game. There is also a really cute magnet, that the teacher in me LOVES, that has a pop out frame, and images of Perry the Platypus, with the names of different emotions around it. Kids can move the frame around their emotion -- though Perry's face is the same in every image, I still love this idea of kids identifying various feelings this way. Honestly, a great little addition and something so important for kids to be able to name and identify! Super cute. If you have more than one kid, the activity pack will need to be shared which I could see causing a bit of trouble... but I suppose there's a teachable moment in that experience, too.
Since I don't have any kids myself, I can keep the activity pack all for myself. ;-) (Unless Mr. Lock tries to fight me for it!).
Anyway, this is such a cute and funny show, and if you're looking for some new kids DVDs to pick up for your kids, I totally recommend Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files. Heck, watch it WITH your kids... it's a cute and very humorous program!!!
*Disclosure: I received 1 complimentary copy of Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files 2-disc combo pack for review purposes.