Calling all Caillou fans! If you have a child in your house that loves watching Caillou, then I have the perfect toy to share with you. Imports Dragon and DHX Media announce the launch of its newest item from the popular Caillou line, the Caillou Talking Doll. We recently had a chance to review the doll with Jaxon and he just loved the interaction. By pressing Caillou’s stomach, he speaks different phrases, including lots of fun french words that Jaxon kept repeating.
Based on a best-selling series of books, first published in 1990, Caillou is a unique preschool show that presents family and friend life-like situations & settings. The stories are age appropriate and help children grow with self-esteem, confidence and independence.
Dr. Francoise Dolto, a French psychoanalyst famous for her work with babies and children, inspired the founders of Chouette Publishing, based in Quebec part of French Canada, to create Caillou. She popularized the concept that children are people in their own right and should be respected as such. Caillou launched initially as a series of books and became a television series. Caillou represents a 4 year old’s perspective on the world around him.
Caillou has consistently ranked as one of the top 10 television series for preschoolers nationwide since its premiere in 2000. Caillou has won multiple awards, including two Parent’s Choice Awards, in consecutive years.
The Caillou Talking Doll is the first licensed product that will hit shelves as the Caillou brand leads into its 25th anniversary and celebrates 15 years on the air on PBS in 2015. The new Caillou Talking Doll will hit stores across North America this Spring 2014. MSRP: $34.99. Caillou apparel, books, home video and other merchandise are sold online and in mass and specialty retail stores nationwide.
I personally love watching Caillou with the kids and it seems that even my older kids (ages 7 and 4) still love watching the show. This doll allows the kids to use their imagination and play while watching one of their favorite shows. Caillou 12″ Talking Doll is also available to purchase on Amazon for $43.99.
Disclosure: I was given the Caillou Talking Doll to review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine.