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What to know: A journey along the monarch butterfly trail with colorful characters along the way.
KIDS FIRST ALL STAR MAGIC WOODS, THE: THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 2-5
29 minutes
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Loved it. Kids really enjoyed watching The Magic Woods to the point that many adult leaders reported that they had to plan a butterfly hunting trip after watching it. It got kids excited about finding things outside in the woods. They loved the songs, the butterflies, the old turtle and the puppets. "They are so funny they made us laugh." Good repeatability. "Let's watch it again - now!" Kids participated. "We sang about butterflies and the songs we didn't sing to, we danced to." "I want to sing along with Matthew." Kids loved the characters. "They all helped each other figure out where the caterpillar went." Kids thought others would enjoy this as well." I can't wait to show this to my friends." Motivated kids to go do something afterwards: "We want to go find butterflies outside now. I want to see a cocoon." "We hatched butterflies at school and now we want to do it again." It engaged the children and taught them something about themselves, the environment and history.
Beautiful show about friends and learning. Well made and informative. Characters are so full of personality and life. Set design is amazing. Matthew's demeanor reminds me of Mister Rogers, the master of quiet intervention. Yet, this up-to-date show has all the elements of today. The story takes us on a butterfly hunt. We follow the butterfly and meets lots of interesting new friends along the way - the talking tree, Miss Lydia. The content is perfect for kids - easy to follow, well paced. And, it's upbeat and fun.
A journey along the monarch butterfly trail with colorful characters along the way. Featuring original songs and drawings from host/musician/cartoonist Matthew Craig. Nature lessons presented by Miss Lydia (Lydia Konecky), a park naturalist in the Pittsburg, PA area.
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