‘Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too‘ by VeggieTales is such a cute DVD and to tell you the truth I watched it twice before sharing it with Mr. L, my youngest grandson.
Wonderful stories are included in this DVD to show children that size and age does not have to hinder you as long as your willing to listen to your parents; do what is right, not what is easy and stand on your convictions even though your friends don’t.
Junior Asparagus is the star of these wonderful stories that each depict someone small who gets their opportunity to be big, despite their size.
Included in this DVD are popular shows of Dave and the Giant Pickle, Pistachio: The Little Boy Who Woodn’t, Lyle the Kindly Viking. It also includes 3 Great Silly Songs and 10 minutes of brand new animation.
A cute addition are Veggie kids (real kids’ voices animated with little veggies)giving their thoughts on everything from how big God is to how little they sometimes feel that reinforces the fact with children that everyone goes through stages of their life when they are smaller than they would like to be and also gives ideas on things they did to feel big.
The stories are wonderful and the songs on the DVD are ones that children will be singing as soon as they hear them. It was also perfect for my youngest grandson who always wants to be one of the big boys. This DVD will release on 9/15/12 and will retail at $12.99 at local stores near you or you can purchase it from Veggie Tales or pre-order it from Amazon to reserve your copy.
Mr. L is the youngest of the three children in my daughter’s family. There is about seven years difference between him and his older brother and three between his sister. He has always wanted to be one of the big kids and has been unhappy a lot of the times when he wasn’t included in activities above his age level.
It would have been easy for my husband and me to give in to his demands and let him do some big boy things but my husband and I agreed that he was not ready to be a big boy. He didn’t listen well and there were things he was old enough to do but choose not to because it was not fun.
I spoke to Mr. L about it and I told him he was old enough to put on his own safety belt in the car but I noticed he always waited for someone to do it for him. He could take on that responsibility and be a big boy.
Picking up toys and cleaning his room was a big boy job too and did he pick up his toys and clean his room or did mom?
He began to see that being a big boy is not only getting to do fun things but to be responsible for himself and his possessions. He also began making an attempt to listen to instructions from adults.
His grandpa noticed he was listening better too so started including him and giving him big boy jobs in helping him learn camp fire safety and allowing him to help him build our camp fires for our wiener roasts and to work with tools for projects around our house. I noticed what an effort he was making to listen better, do what he was told and to be helpful to other so I treated him to a trip to Lego Land to show him I knew he was a big boy now.