Never, has a children’s television series captured the imagination of my children more.
“Get ready before the Octonauts start,” has been a wonderful motivator on a school morning. HA! As the familiar music begins, I hear their voices chime in.
Why I like it
What I like most about The Octonauts is it lights up my children’s imagination. It’s like I can see the creative sparks flying; quite remarkable really. Below are some of the things I’ve noticed:
My children laugh and interact with the characters
- It translates into their imaginative play times
- My children often draw and recreate scenes on paper
They learn about the ocean, sea animals and looking after the environment.
Our family loves to explore the outdoors, and look for ways to make connections with what we see around us. Many an Octonaut fact has helped us do this.
I don’t know what they are doing behind this program, because Turnip creatures like this seem weird, but it totally works!
The television series is based on the richly imaginative books by the award-winning design team, Meomi. Below are some of the educational benefits:
- Octonauts encourages a creative and active imagination through the use of vibrant animated underwater worlds and seascapes.
- Octonauts promotes the importance of team work and a sense of community as they key characters work together on each adventure.
- Octonauts educates children about the world around them and specifically marine life. The show provides facts about different sea creatures, their habits and rituals and fosters a sens of caring for our fragile environment.
The Octonauts on DVD
Meet the Octonauts is now available on DVD
Running time: 77 mins
Octonauts follows a team of animated adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. In a fleet of aquatic vehicles, they rescue amazing sea creatures and explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod.
Buoyed by the companionship of three leading characters — Captain Barnacles Bear, Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and Medic Peso Penguin — the Octonauts are always ready to embark on an exciting new mission!
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1. Octonauts Swim Bag, Meet the Octonauts DVD and Octonauts and the Whale Shark book
2. Meet the Octonauts DVD and Octonauts and the Decorator Crab
3. Meet the Octonauts DVD and Octonauts and the Giant Squid
4. Meet the Octonauts DVD
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1. Australian residents only
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Roadshow Entertainment Australia gave my family a complimentary Octonaut DVD (which I totally wanted — HA!). I was not paid for this review and all views are my own. Read more in my disclosure statement