By Lois Alter Mark
Nothing's more exciting than unwrapping boxes! So, why not surprise them with more boxes packed with multiple DVDs! These DVD box sets for kids will make them glad you thought inside the box!
Families will be doing the time warp as they travel from 1985 to 1955 to 2015 to 1885 with Marty McFly and the eccentric Doc Brown. There won't be much rewinding or fast-forwarding, though—your kids'll stay firmly planted in the moment while the go along for the ride!
The hero of Bikini Bottom is back in a two-disc set that's packed to the gills with laughs and nautical nonsense. In fact, you might just say it's a hole-y experience! With 23 episodes—not to mention some great special features—there's enough here to keep young viewers absorbed for hours!
Every bunny loves the little rabbit siblings in these eight classic Rosemary Wells' stories. Little brother Max is a mischievous one-word wonder who somehow manages to always get what he wants—and, if you give this set to your kids, well, they'll have managed to, too!
There'll be smiles all ogre the place when you give this complete collection of the four "Shrek" blockbusters. Kids will laugh their way straight from the "once upon a time" through the "happily ever after," and will understand why, these days, everyone's trying to go green!
All aboard! The little engine that could empowers preschoolers as he chugs down the tracks, teaching life lessons in friendship, cooperation and imagination. Thomas really wants to be a Really Useful Engine, which may encourage your own children to get off their cabooses and do something to help out, too!
Raise the barn roof! The wooly Disney Channel star from the creators of "Wallace & Gromit" combines classic silent comedy with slapstick so hilariously, each five-minute short is like a barnyard sitcom! The best part? Kids may learn just how much they can actually communicate by being quiet!
Watching DVDs may seem like an odd way to encourage reading, but this must-have collection brings classic picture books to life, and includes a feature that let's kids read along once they're ready. With 100 award-winning stories narrated by celebs like Cyndi Lauper and Abigail Breslin, your kids will be booked for many nights to come!