Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation DVD Review


Nickelodeon Favorites:  Summer Vacation is available for pre-order at  Amazon and will be available at stores nationwide  on June 21!

Get ready for a summer of play dates and laughter! Preschoolers’ favorite characters from Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!; Blue’s Clues; Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan enjoy some fun in the sun on the brand new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation.


Dora the Explorer – Baby Crab
Dora and Boots are having a blast at the beach when all of a sudden they hear a call for help. A baby crab has gotten stuck in a net on his way to bring his mother a present. Fortunately, Dora finds a pair of scissors inside Backpack and quickly frees Baby Crab, but he’s forgotten which way to go. Dora and Boots need help to take Baby Crab through the Squishy Squid’s Musical Sand Castle, over a mountain of rhythmically Snapping Clams and across the ocean to his mami on Crab Island.

Go, Diego, Go! – Panchita the Prairie Dog
At the Rescue Ranch, Diego and Alicia find Panchita, a Mexican Prairie Dog who needs to find a nice grassy prairie for her family. Diego and Alicia turn Rescue Pack into a wagon and head out with Panchita and her nine brothers and sisters. At the train tracks, two prairie dogs fall off the wagon and they need help to jump over the train tracks. Next, at the Dry River Bed, Panchita gets caught on a floating log, but Alicia uses her Rescue Rope to lasso her. Finally, Panchita and the family make it all the way to the grassy prairie where they make a new underground home.

The Wonder Pets! – Save the Hermit Crab! / Save the Dolphin
The Wonder Pets take a break from their vacation in Cancun to help a Hermit Crab who has outgrown his shell. Afterwards, the Wonder Pets travel to Hawaii to save a Young Dolphin who has gotten caught in a fisherman’s net.

Blue’s Clues – Blue’s Big Car Trip
Blue’s Clues is hitting the road! Blue puts her booster seat in Carmen, an animated talking car, and sets off on a journey. Along the way, they enjoy the fun of riding in a car: buckling up, singing songs and using the sights out the window to play interactive games. There are exciting stops along the way and new places – the gas station, the post office, the tollbooth and many more.

Yo Gabba Gabba! – Summer
All the characters in Gabba Land use the outdoors and friends to capture the happiness of summertime. In “Bubbles,” “Summertime” and “Jumpy Jump,” everyone has fun doing different outdoor activities. Finally, the gang has a pool party and learns to take turns on the slide in the “Wait Your Turn” song.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan – The Hula Duck Dance Party
Kai-lan is going to a party at the Hula’s Ducks’ new island beach house, but when the party games lead to Rintoo having to sit out each time, he starts to cry. Kai-lan, Rintoo and Ho-Ho need help to figure out a new way to play so no one is left out.


My TV watching children, ages 3 and 6, (my 20 month old doesn’t watch TV) were familiar with all these characters.  They don’t care for Yo Gabba Gabba!, but they do love all the other characters and shows.  My family favors DVD’s like this one, where there are several different TV shows on one disc.  My six year old would probably get a little bored watching an entire DVD of Wonder Pets, but one episode is just perfect.  Each boy has his favorite and preferred show and since they can only watch one DVD this is a great way to make everybody happy.  My three year old picked Diego.  This isn’t too surprising since I think many 3 year old boys are drawn to Diego.  It is so cute to hear and see them interact with the show.  I love that aspect of both Dora and Diego.  Rather than simply having the children mindlessly watch TV the shows encourage them to participate and think.

If you have more than one child, I would recommend this DVD.  Each child can be satisfied with a show for every personality.


I received the above mentioned DVD for review purposes, all opinions are my own.


  1. rebecca shockley says

    I love that your doing this review!!!


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