Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Learning is a Magical Adventure with Wallykazam! DVD #Review + #Giveaway

Available on DVD April 28, 2015

NEW YORK – February 11, 2015 – Nickelodeon’s hit preschool literacy series Wallykazam! makes its DVD debut on April 28, 2015.  The series follows the adventures of Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest among giants, goblins and other fantastical creatures. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life on the screen playfully transforming the world around him. Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon’s first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies.  Each of the four adventures features a new set of words and the DVD contains a free gift with purchase of customizable Wallykazam! name labels while supplies last. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Wallykazam! will be available on DVD on April 28, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Wallykazam! includes the following episodes:
Naptime for Borgelorp – Wally uses magic words to help tire out Ogre Doug’s hyper and unpredictable pet Borgelorp. 
Castle Caper – Wally must oust Bobgoblin from a castle intended for his pet dragon, Norville.
Victor the Villain – While pretending to be superheroes, Wally and Norville decide they need a real villain to match wits with and conjure up, Victor the Villain.
The Switching Stone – Wally, Norville and Gina Giant find a magical “switching stone” that’s a lot of fun until it turns Bobgoblin into a giant.
Wallykazam! Fast Facts:
Street Date:  April 28, 2015
Catalog: 59169184000 (U.S.), 59169183000 (Canada)
Running Time: 92 Minutes
S.R.P.: $14.99

Our thoughts...

Wallykazam is a new show to us. We had never seen it or heard of it before. When I did a bit of research about the show and learned that it was centered around literacy, I was pretty excited to see it. Balian was immediately captured by the DVD jacket, because it was so colorful and fun. He saw Wally and his pet dragon, the magical forest, a magic wand, and he was sure that he wanted to watch it.

We turned the first episode on, and within just a few minutes, B was sort of unsure about the creatures featured in the story. We followed along as Wally used special magic words to help tire out a pet. I loved that throughout this show, there was an emphasis on vocabulary expansion, spelling, rhyming, etc. B is learning to read right now, so this show is helpful, as it encourages him to read, sound out words, and even picture himself in the story. Wally and his friends are so adorable- and B loves mythical and magical creatures, so he couldn't wait to see what types of creatures and friends we would meet in each episode.

Once again, Nickelodeon has wowed me with their wonderful educational programming for preschoolers. I am so glad to have this DVD in our educational DVD collection for B.

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Nickelodeon to learn more about these wonderful shows and characters, to grab printables, and to play games online! You can connect with Nick Jr. on Facebook and Twitter, as well! To purchase this DVD, look for it wherever home entertainment discs are sold. This would make a wonderful addition to your summer learning curriculum, if you plan to have one for your kiddos at home.

Want it? Win it!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Nickelodeon's Wallykazam on DVD! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win! This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Special thanks to our friends at The Karpel Group and Nickelodeon for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!


  1. I think my family would enjoy this show because it is animated. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  2. Gloria

    The characters just look so cute

  3. I like the theme song because it make kids stop whatever they are doing.

  4. B/c the characters are so funny and you get to learn at the same time! thanks!!

  5. I think we would like the music



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