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My three year old son loves Chuggington, and is really into all things traintastic! It's his perfect combination when the Chuggers team up with Firechugger Asher, because if there's one thing that rivals his love of trains, it's his obsession with being a fire fighter. It's even what he dressed up as for Halloween last October. Our local fire station has an annual Halloween party and he was so cute dressed up and sitting in their truck!
He was very excited when this special Chuggington set arrived for us to review! He had to put on the hat right that very second and also an official sticker badge. Then it was time to tear into the Limited Edition DVD and most importantly, check out the Die Cast Asher that's included!
Chuggington DVD Fire Patrol Description:
Meet Fire Chugger Asher! In this latest collection of Chuggington adventures, Wilson sets out on fire patrol duty with his new friend Asher and learns how to use a fire hose in the a rescue! Also, there is a friendly contest of Chug Patrol versus Speed Fleet; Hodge finds himself in a high rise jam; and all the Chuggers practice emergency drills at the roundhouse. In these 6 exciting episodes - plus New Chugger Spotlights, a Bonus Badge Quest Episode, and coloring sheets - Wilson, Asher, Brewster, and the other discover the importance of community service and working together.
Running Time: 62 Minutes
Available in stores and online at retailers such as Amazon, Target, & Walmart.
This is such a fantastic set for your Chuggington fan. My son really enjoys watching his Chugger friends, and since he's such an active guy it's always a good idea to also have something to keep his hands busy. He's been watching this DVD while also playing with Asher. It helps bring the fun to life and it's really cute to hear him acting out the the Blazin' Wilson episode and repeating some of the lines while playing.
As always, I also love the positive messages and important life skills that Chuggington episodes always include. It's also nice how this particular DVD includes some basic safety tips presented in a fun and age appropriate manner for your littlest ones.
This is definitely going to be a high watch DVD for our family, and it's already been requested as one we bring along in the car for my kids to enjoy while on longer rides. To extend the fun further, I also have a free coloring sheet you can download below. It's great for giving to the kids to work on while discussing some of the fire safety tips, provided below.
In honor of “Chuggington Fire Patrol Rescue Day,” and to help keep your family and young trainees safe all year-round, here are some important tips from Firechugger Asher and the National Fire Protection Association:
Asher says, “Plan ahead!”
Create a home escape plan so every member of your family knows what to do and where to go if there’s a fire. Designate a meeting spot, such as a tree or mailbox, that’s a safe distance from the home. And practice your home fire drill both at night and during the day.
Asher says, “Stop a fire before it starts!”
Keep matches and lighters out of sight and out of reach from children. Store them up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or drawer. It’s also important to teach kids that lighters and matches are tools for adults only and that they should tell a grown-up if they see these items lying around.
Asher says, “Cool it in the kitchen!”
Always keep an eye on the stove while you’re cooking, and use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on. Create a “kid-free zone” around the stove as well as areas where hot food and drinks are prepared. And make sure to keep anything that can catch fire, including oven mitts and towels, away from hot appliances!
Asher says, “Sound the alarm! “
Smoke detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Make sure to install smoke detectors on every floor of the home, especially inside and outside bedrooms. Don’t forget to test all smoke alarms at least once a month!
Asher says, “Stay low and stay out! “
If, during a fire, you have to escape through smoke, get low, go under the smoke and close the doors behind you as you leave each room. It’s crucial to remind children that, once outside, they should never go back inside for anything, including pets or toys. It’s best to wait to call the fire department until you get outside and are a safe distance away from the fire.
Asher says, “Follow these blazin’ safety tips and you’ll be in control and ready to roll if there’s ever a fire.”
For more safety tips, visit: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets
Disclosure: A review copy and PR materials were provided to assist in this review. The opinions and experiences related within are both personal and unbiased.