Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Product Review/Giveaway: Happy Valley DVD from Organa

Television does not exist in our household and it is something that we decided years ago to totally cut off our satellite subscription and just use the internet for entertainment. Not only we save money on monthly fees, but by using the internet or DVDs for the kids to watch shows, we get to control the type of shows they watch and how long they can watch it. 

And speaking of DVD, the other day, I received some complimentary products from a company called Organa, which you will learn something about it in a little bit. When they agreed to work with me for a product review, I was asked what DVDs I am interested in and I picked three (3) of them. And one of those three DVDs we received is the Happy Valley. I will actually do some product reviews on two of the DVDs, but I wanted to share with you first this Happy Valley DVD because it is my kids favorite. But first, let's get to know a little bit about Organa

About Organa
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Organa is introducing American families to cultures from around the world through stories and characters with universal themes. As mothers of small children, we evaluate hundreds of titles and hand-pick our catalog with an emphasis on stories, art and science. It is important that kids entertainment is high quality and age appropriate without speaking down to them. Entertainment and technology should inspire kids to have an awareness of the world as a whole.

Organa encourages a balance between technology use and real-world experiences. Our first app for the iPhone, “Scavenger Traveler” is a scavenger hunt that encourages kids to explore the world around them and bring home mementos of their travels.

Our founders have ties to The Criterion Collection and The Voyager Company known for quality entertainment and ground-breaking Multi-media.

 What's In The Mail?
Happy Valley volume 2 DVD cover
Happy Valley 
Product Name
Happy Valley, Volume 1
Price: Was $19.95
Now: $12.50

Happy Valley, Volume 2
Price: Was $19.95
Now: $12.50
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Run Time: 60 minutes per volume

Happy Valley is set in a beautiful countryside by the sea. Using nursery rhymes and songs it tells the story of the children who live in the valley. In each episode they go about their daily lives and learn about the world around them, whether it’s the seasons, the weather or the animals. The series focuses on experiences familiar to young viewers, such as a school trip to the farm, a visit to grandma to look at old photos, a shopping expedition with mother or a walk in the woods to see the falling leaves. A single narrator tells the story in an endearing and soothing way that will captivate children the world over. Its simple designs and vibrant colors will appeal to even the youngest viewers.

Additional Information
Running Time: 60 minutes per volume
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Format: DVD - NTSC
Bonus Features: No
Aspect Ratio: 4x3
Color or B&W: Color
Language: English
Audio Tracks: 2.0 Stereo
Region: 1
Number of Discs: 1 per volume

What Do We Think About The DVD?

- My kids absolutely love watching the Happy Valley DVD. Every time you ask my little girl what she would like to watch in the morning, you can bet she would say "Happy Valley!". The Happy Valley DVD is a story about the life of the kids living in the beautiful countryside by the sea called Happy Valley. Each episode in the DVD is filled with nursery rhymes and catchy songs that my kids find very entertaining. And I tell you, I find myself humming or singing to some of the songs. They have little kids as their main characters who, like the description says are learning about life and the world around them. It has stories like Gwen and Gareth going on a road trip to see their grandma who lives by the seaside in a tiny, but tidy house. Then they played at the beach building a tiny house and having so much fun until it was time to go back to grandma's house. Gwen and Gareth also love going on a grocery shopping with their mom and seeing all those delicious food at the market. They also learn about how to safely cross the street with their mom. 

Then there is a boy named Jack who's excited to see his Uncle Wynn visiting from a fishing trip and brought him a huge fish, which they had for supper. This short story also teaches kids about doing chores like washing dishes and how Jack likes washing dishes because he  imagines going on a big adventure with uncle Wynn. 

There is also a story about the Robin Redbreast bird where Gwen and Gareth learned about what do birds eat. This story is so cute and made such an impression on my little boy. The other day, while it was snowing and cold outside, he asked for his own jacket, warm pants and boots on because he was going outside to feed the birds with the an old bread that he was saving just for them. He was worried that the birds might be hungry too, just like the Robin Redbreast in the story. After setting the bread outside, he came in and sat by the window patiently waiting for the birds to come and eat the bread. How cute! 

These are just some of the stories that the Happy Valley has on the DVD and they are stories that kids do experience in real life. The Happy Valley DVD is something that we love to have at home for my kids to watch because it has stories filled with great lessons, wholesome, fun, very kid-friendly, and the lady narrator has a calm and soothing voice to listen to. Yes, the characters don't talk at all, but you will hear a lovely lady narrator telling you all the stories. Every episode is short, but perfect for the kid's attention span. And because it includes music, it made it more fun and interesting for my kids to watch. 

All in all, we are very happy with this DVD and we would love to see the Volume 1 and learn more more about the daily lives of the kids in the beautiful Happy Valley. Thank you, Organa

If this is something that interests you or you think your little ones would love to watch, don't forget to visit Organa's website at shop around! Or, if you want to win your very own Happy Valley from Organa for your little ones to enjoy, you can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter! Yaye! Don't we love a little giveaway time, right? 

This Giveaway is open to US and Canada only. 
Thank you and Good Luck, everyone!!! 

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By the way, my next DVD review will be about IRIS The Happy Science Professor DVD. It is one of their DVDs from the Science Category. So stay tuned! And after that, I have one more DVD to review about Pizza Party! It is a workout DVD where you get to workout with your kids at home. How fun! 

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  1. It is very interesting to limit and no televisions in the household something that would keep your kids be more active outdoor rather than inside.. its also a great way to get those dvd for them to watch something during the times they need to calm down...

    Kids Get Movin' is quite interesting to see.

  2. This is a great DVD for kids to watch, lots of lesson to learn.

  3. Oh I'd love to win this! We love watching adventures.

  4. This is definitely a good collection to those who have kids coz it could be a best entertainment for young ones.

  5. How adorable and i love the packaging. i bet your kids enjoyed this dvd.

  6. Programming on cable tv leaves a lot to be desired. These sound like wonderful DVDs for the family.


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