Tuesday, February 4, 2014

IRIS the Happy Professor (DVD Review and Giveaway)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Iris the Happy Professor DVD
Making Science Fun!

If you have kids, you likely also have a fairly large selection of children's DVDs. I'm not sure how they multiply like they do, but one day there are none in the house, and the next thing you know there are more than you can remember without looking!  Some are good, some are so-so, and some are favorites of you but not your child (or vice versa!).  When you find one that both you and the kids agree on, and it's educational too, that's worth a virtual high five. IRIS the Happy Professor gets the High-5!

This is Iris. He is happy to teach pre-schoolers (and beyond) about Science.

For this DVD series, Fraggle Rock puppets were brought in (one of my husband's favorite shows), and lessons about Science are taught via a fun loving puppet professor with an oversized bow tie. We received Volume 3 (there are three volumes) which covered such topics as fruits & vegetables, the Earth and sky, and minerals.  Though this show is intended for pre-schoolers, my 6-yr. old loved it and learned quite a bit as well, especially about Minerals! He already knew some of the lessons taught, but he did not know chalk was a mineral, and he was delighted to learn it (he has an easel with a chalk board on one side, so the information was relevant).

Grandma and Grandpa came over for dinner tonight, and he shared some of his vital new information with them while we were eating.

It's fun to watch him get so excited about learning. It's especially fun to see him getting excited about Science. There's a stigma sometimes attached to the subject as being either boring or difficult. I don't think it has to be either!  Science offers a lot of fun, relevant information, and it lends itself very nicely to hands-on application, which almost all kids love (it's fun to experiment).

A screen shot from the Minerals segment of the DVD

I thought IRIS the Happy Professor was an excellent DVD, and my son did too.  It's also a movie you can watch time and again and keep learning something new each time that you put it on.  The run time is 87 minutes, but it's broken down into smaller segments for each lesson (perfect for those with either a long attention span, or those who prefer a movie dose in much smaller time chunks).

You can learn more about IRIS the Happy Professor by visiting Organa.  You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

One lucky winner gets an IRIS the Happy Professor DVD of their own! US entrants only.
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69 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

That is cool that Fraggle Rock puppets were brought in, that is sure a win

Leslee said...

Great to hear about another educational tool to help kids learn to love science. It's such an important subject.

Tamar said...

My kids would love this and I'd love them to learn about science through this.

bxcrochet said...

Cute characters. My daughter would love it.

Michelle F.

Lexie Lane said...

This looks a little bit like Sesame Street characters. I know my son could really enjoy this!

Pauline Cabrera said...

Thank you for this review. There's not too many educational DVD about Science and I'm happy to find a great one here. It is good to know that it is not a boring one too!

Brian Miller said...

i used to love fraggle rock....
how cool....i like when learning can be made fun....

Marcie Robinson said...

My son would love this. He loves all of those muppet characters, he laughs hysterically at them! :)

TerinAleah said...

I loved Fraggle Rock when I was a kid!

Kung Phoo said...

That is very cute.. he looks like a muppet?

Kay Maher said...

I love the whole idea behind this DVD. Children learn faster when they are having fun, and this DVD set make that happen easily. I will be looking into them for my grandkids!

Mama to 5 said...

this looks cute and very entertaining for little ones!

Maddi'sMommy said...

What a cute show. I like the bright colors and interesting features of the bird to keep kids attention.

Anonymous said...

I loved Fraggle Rock as a child. I love this. My daughter loves to learn & she is a fan of videos. I wouldn't mind her watching something educational such as this.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

That looks like a cute DVD my kids would be interested in!

Kathryn Rawson said...

I love educational shows for my kids, especially ones that make them think long enough to share their new information with others. That's awesome.

Melissa said...

I loved educational movies that are entertaining for the kids. This looks like a great one.

Lady Lilith said...

I should check this out. My little one is really into science.

Elisebet F said...

That's really fun! We actually don't have a lot of kids DVDs yet. He's only 21 months, so I'm trying to limit how much TV he watches. I've actually never seen Fraggle Rock, but educational is always good.

Kristi Maloney said...

It's definitely fun to experiment. I had never heard of Iris the Happy Professor, my youngest at nine, is probably a bit old for this, but they sound like a great bunch of educational shows. Great giveaway! :)

Heather Jones said...

What a great program. I love cartoons or shows that teach. Kids love learning and it should be fun!

nicole krutz said...

I think my son would love this!!

Krystal Butherus said...

I entered! Very cute giveaway!

Cococute Manaloto said...

I must make my niece watch this.

Carrie, Charles, and Jack said...

If Fraggle Rock is involved, I'm in!!

Janine Huldie said...

This looks adorable and will say that we too have a on of kid's DVDs now, too :)

Felicia Franceschelli said...

If I had children, I am sure they would love this :)

LaVonne Long said...

Actual Fraggle Rock puppets? That is awesome. This looks great. My kids love having DVDs and I love when they are educational!

Mary said...

I could get into this - nevermind my son. This is something I would have loved growing up.

Sandee said...

Baby Audi would like this.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Memphis Steve said...

I don't suppose I ever thought about it, but I don't think even I knew that chalk is a mineral.

Rambling Momma said...

How fun is this :)

Petro Neagu said...

Sounds like a wonderful, fun DVD my little daughter and niece would really enjoy.

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a cute movie -- think the kids would really enjoy it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Hahaha, Fraggle Rock was one of my all time favorite shows too! I haven't heard of this dvd yet, but I bet it's a good one!

~ Noelle said...

we have one of these... not sure what volume, but we enjoyed it :)

Susan Kane said...

Fraggle Rock was an all time favorite for my kids. Now this? I am checking him out!

Yona Williams said...

The DVD looks really educational, and it's very hard to find things for kids in this day and age that are appropriate...in my opinion.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

This is so cool! It reminds me of my fraggle rock days!! I love letting my kids watch videos that are entertaining and educational!!

Melissa said...

This really looks like something my kids would enjoy! & I would too knowing how educational it is.

alissa apel said...

I've never seen any of their DVDs. They look like fun!

Wendy Rozema said...

Thank you for a great giveaway, I'd like to win this DVD For my kids!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Awh, thank you Rosey! I feel fine. I can't believe I have this dang cancer at times, but I do, so I'm trying to smile all the way through it. :D

(hug)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh I love Science and fraggle rock that sounds like the coolest DVD for kids ever...and maybe Mums as well LOL

Ai Sakura said...

what an interesting way to teach Science! love the idea!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Cara Kueck said...

This looks like so much fun! I loved stuff like this when I was growing up! Thanks for sharing!

Debi Gerhart said...

Awe. My kids, even the big ones, would love this.

Binky said...

Fraggle Rock was one of the best shows!

Zulema Tomlinson said...

I think it sounds great but we don't have a DVD player.

Eliz Frank said...

I love educational products that are not fluff... This one looks like and excellent teaching tool. Love Professor Iris too.
Eliz

Mistee Dawn said...

Never heard of this before, but it looks really cute and like something that my daughter would enjoy.

Farrah AFM said...

Oh, this is really cute! I have two pre-schoolers in my household, and they would really enjoy this.

Dawn said...

Iris is adorbs!

Colette S said...

That is so true about the DVDs and multiplying and agreeing. But I get most form the library and then we have to return them, so not too much of a problem here.

I'm loving this idea of this DVD though. Looks very educational.

Cindy Batchelor said...

this sounds so cute! Bet my nephews would love this!

Jackie said...

This is adorable! I remember Fraggle Rock. I'd love to win it for my niece.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This would be so cute for my Grandson. Maybe make a nice Valentine gift.

Terra Heck said...

This looks like a fun and educational show for kids. I'd like to win this for my niece. Thanks.
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Sarah Marshall said...

I wasn't familiar with this prior to reading your review! It looks fun and I think my niece would love it!

Tammy Hoffa said...

I had never heard of this but it looks really interesting, I know my grandkids would love it

momo said...

This DVD would be nice to watch with my grandson.

Misha Estrada said...

Iris is very cute.

tina reynolds said...

my three kids would love this

Heather said...

I love when you can make learning fun! Especially when they don't even realize they are learning!

Erica C. said...

Looks fun!

Jessica Whitehouse said...

Looks like fun- my boys would enjoy watching this.

Susan Smoaks said...

our family would enjoy this dvd. thanks for the chance to win! i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

Mihaela Day said...

this looks very entertaining :)

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

I can't wait to see this Dvd...... I want to win it for my Grand Son