Based on best-selling Canadian children's books, this series demonstrates how the first experiences of life, from going to the park to understanding one's own family, can be perceived with wonder and a sense of discovery.
Caillou Explores (#506H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou's Shadow: Caillou likes it when Miss Martin calls him a "shadow scientist"...so much so, he's afraid to admit he doesn't know everything about shadows! When Caillou's curiosity gets the better of him, he learns it's much easier to find the answers you're looking for when you ask questions. Educational Objective: Not being afraid to ask questions; deductive reasoning. High Flyers: Daniel comes for a visit and thinks he knows how to put together a model plane...without the instructions. When the plane doesn't fly properly, Caillou finally gets the courage to point out a poorly connected piece. They fix the plane and Daniel acknowledges that Caillou knows a lot for a little kid! Educational Objective: Learning to speak up and express opinions. Caillou's Leaf Pile: Caillou has fun jumping in the fall leaves with Daddy. When Daddy cleans up all the leaves, Caillou still wants to jump. He tries a few options, but doesn't get the results he was hoping for. Finally, Caillou realizes he make his own jumping pile... out of pillows! Educational Objective: Creativity; being resourceful.
Caillou Gets Active (#503H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
What's Ringette?: Caillou and Leo want to play hockey and are disappointed when they arrive at the rink to find Sarah and Clementine playing "ringette". Caillou has never heard of ringette before, and he doesn't want to play the game...until he learns that Mommy used to play! She teaches him a few moves, and when Caillou and Leo realize it's a lot like hockey, they're eager to join the girls' next game. Educational Objective: Keeping an open mind about trying something new. Rainy Day at the Beach: Caillou and his family are supposed to be enjoying a nice day at the beach, but it's cloudy and rainy. Mommy and Daddy think of going home, until Caillou and Rosie show them they can have fun no matter where they are - even a wet and soggy beach! Educational Objective: Making the best out of a bad situation. Caillou Climbs: Mommy takes Caillou and Clementine to an indoor rock climbing wall, but Caillou doesn't want to give it a try. It's much too intimidating! Caillou overcomes his fear by literally taking things one step at a time. Educational Objective: The importance of overcoming fear in order to try something new.
Blast Off to Space Caillou (#507H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sharing the Rocketship: While shopping for a birthday present for Clementine, Caillou and Leo decide to go 'halvsies' on a toy shuttle. They try to share it, but squabbles inevitably arise. When Caillou worries that Leo isn't talking to him anymore he finally realizes his friendship is more important than any toy. Luckily for Caillou, Leo thinks so too! In the end, the boys decide to 'gift' the toy shuttle to Clementine - who is all too happy to receive it. Educational Objective: The importance of sharing; friendship. Coach Grandpa: Grandpa is coaching Caillou's soccer team, and Caillou really wants to impress his Grandpa. So when the team starts losing, and Caillou begins to bumble on the field, Caillou decides he doesn't want to play anymore. Grandpa explains that win or lose, it's all about having fun. He's proud of Caillou, no matter what. With renewed enthusiasm, Caillou rejoins the team to have fun playing the game. Educational Objective: Having fun at sports is more important than winning. The Safety Helper: Caillou is very proud when Miss Martin makes him "Safety Helper" for the day. He takes his job very seriously, and even prevents Jeffrey from going down the slide head-first. So when the job is passed on to Leo the next day, Caillou feels crushed... until he overhears some students repeating his safety lessons, and realizes they took his message to heart. Educational Objective: Learning that you don't need a badge in order to help others.
Cooking with Caillou (#504H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou Makes a Meal: Caillou makes pizza for dinner with his family, and learns that home-made pizza can be just as good as the fast-food pizza they have delivered to their door...and it's fun to make! Educational Objective: Taking time and effort to do things yourself, rather than having them done for you. Caillou's New Groove: Mommy and Daddy are gone overnight and Grandpa and Grandma are babysitting. Caillou and Rosie are excited, until they realize Grandma and Grandpa do things a little differently than their parents. When Grandpa reads a bedtime story with different (and funnier) voices, Caillou realizes different can be good. Educational Objective: The importance of adapting to change. Caillou Goes Bowling: Caillou is hesitant to try bowling, until he gets to the bowling alley and sees how much fun his friend, Sarah, is having while bowling. Caillou gives it a try...and he likes it! Educational Objective: The importance of trying new activities.
Caillou Learns Patience (#508H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rushing the Raspberry: Caillou is helping Mommy take care of a raspberry bush. When he promises to bring his preschool pals some raspberries, he realizes he needs to see his promise through. But it's hard waiting for berries to ripen, and it seems to take forever. When they do finally ripen, Caillou realizes good (and delicious!) things are worth waiting for. Educational Objective: Realizing good things are worth waiting for. Wait to Skate: Daddy is building an ice rink in the backyard, only Caillou can't wait to skate. When his impatience almost ruins the rink, Caillou realizes that things take time...and good things are worth waiting for. Educational Objective: The importance of having patience. Caillou's Hiccups: A spaghetti dinner (and a lot of giggling) result in Caillou getting the hiccups. Daddy thinks he knows how to cure them, and together, they embark on a series of hiccup-curing trials. But none of them see to work! Mommy insists the hiccups will go away on their own - as long as Caillou doesn't make a big deal of them... and she's right! Educational Objective: Don't make a mountain out of a molehill!
Can Do Caillou (#502H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou Roller Skates: Caillou wants to learn how to roller skate... until he realizes roller skating is very difficult. With a little help and guidance from his pre-teen friend, Daniel, Caillou decides to keep practicing, so his skills will improve - just like Daniel's did! Educational Objective: Perseverance; the importance of practicing skills in order to improve. Say Lettuce!: Caillou wants to take a picture of a bunny rabbit in Grandma's garden, but it proves a harder task then he originally thought. With a little perseverance (and a little lettuce from the garden) he finally sees the task through to the end - and gets a photo he's proud of! Educational Objective: Perseverance. ' Caillou Tries to Whistle: Clementine can whistle, and Caillou can't! Caillou tries his best to learn and practices every where he goes... but he just can't seem to get the hang of it and this embarrasses him. Mommy and Daddy reassure him this skill will come with time, but Caillou feels much better when he realizes there are things he can do that Clementine can't do - like wiggling his ears! Educational Objective: It's okay to admit you can't do something.
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Big Time Caillou (#505H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Big Kid Caillou: Caillou's older friend Andre is coming over to play, but Caillou is a little worried that his toys are too 'little kid-ish". He quickly hides his toys, filling his room with big-boy stuff (like car magazines and grown-up games)...only to find out Andre isn't quite ready for big-boy stuff either. Educational Objective: The importance of not hiding who you really are. Caillou's Glasses: When Mommy gets a new pair of specs, Caillou wants glasses too. He pretends he has bad vision, tries to make a pair out of pipe cleaner, and even borrows an old pair of Mommy's glasses (minus the lenses). When Caillou tapes 'pretend lenses' to the frames - and can't see where he's going around the house - he finally realizes the importance of having good vision. Educational Objective: The importance of good vision - with or without glasses. Caillou's Dance Party: Miss Martin is throwing a dance party. Caillou is excited, only...he doesn't know how to dance! Caillou elicits advice from various family members, and feels more confused than ever when they each show him a different way to dance. When Caillou sees Miss Martin dancing any ol' (silly) way she wants, Caillou realizes it's more important to have fun than to worry about dance steps and styles. Educational Objective: There's more than one way to do things - like dancing!
Safety First Caillou (#509H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou's Cross-Hop: Caillou doesn't want to hold hands and obey safety rules...until he discovers a bunch of tiny frogs that need help crossing the street. Realizing it's hard work helping others to cross the road safely, he has a new appreciation for Mommy and Daddy's rules. Educational Objective: The importance of following safety rules. Glitter Glitch: Caillou forgets to wash his glittery hands after Miss Martin asks him to, and he leaves a trail of glitter around the preschool. The shiny specks become a mystery until Miss Martin discovers the children playing 'glitter tag'...and Caillou is "it"! When Miss Martin asks the children to pretend the glitter is cold germs, Caillou realizes the importance of hand washing. Educational Objective: The importance of hand washing; following directions. The Untidy Classroom: When Caillou complains about having to tidy up, Miss Martin suggests an experiment - they won't tidy up the classroom for a few days, and they'll see what happens. At first, the kids think this is fantastic...until they can't find their puzzle pieces, they keep stepping on toys, and they can't even do their morning exercises. Caillou finally realizes it's time to tidy up, and decides to lead the clean-up crew! Educational Objective: The importance of cleaning up after oneself.
Caillou's Toy Trouble (#510H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
No Tradebacks!: Caillou decides to trade his tiny toy shovel for some stickers...but changes his mind when he sees what his friend, Jay, can do with that toy shovel! Then Caillou tries to get the shovel back - even though they agreed to "no tradebacks" - and eventually hurts his friend's feelings. When Caillou realizes Jay is upset, he decides to stick to his word, knowing that their friendship - and his word - is more important. Educational Objective: Learning to stick to your word, especially when sharing. Shoe Story: Caillou desperately wants a pair of snazzy light-up sneakers like the ones Clementine has...until he realizes she can't jump in puddles while wearing them (for fear of ruining the lights), or get the shoes dirty, or kick a ball for fear of scratching them. Caillou decides his old sneakers are just fine because he can do so many fun things in them! Educational Objective: Realizing new isn't always better. Rollie Racers: Rollie Racers (toy cars) are the latest craze, and Caillou wants them...lots of them! Caillou begs his parents to take him to the mall, and they finally agree - but only after Caillou helps Daddy with a very special chore! Caillou "helps" Daddy fix their car...and he begins to have so much fun, he forgets all about going to the mall for Rollie Racers. Educational Objective: Toys are great, but time spent with family can be so much better; consumerism.
Considerate Caillou (#511H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou's Song: Caillou wants to learn to play a song on his little keyboard...only Rosie won't leave him alone. She keeps distracting him, trying to chime in with her drum, and pots and pans, and silly singing. When Caillou sees his sister playing on a 'pretend' keyboard - just like Caillou - he decides to let Rosie join in his music fun. Educational Objective: Accommodating younger siblings. Follow Me: Caillou tries to befriend his new classmate, Andy, but finds he isn't getting very far. When Caillou tries to see things through Andy's eyes, and realizes he prefers quiet activities - like drawing - Caillou finally finds a way for them to be friends. Educational Objective: Different people have different thoughts/feelings/preferences; it helps to try and see things from someone else's perspective. Where's Caillou?: Caillou wants someone to play with, but he doesn't want to play dollies with Rosie...again! In an effort to get away from his pesky little sister, Caillou hides. As Rosie searches around the house for Caillou, her efforts soon turn into a fun game of hide-and-seek...giving both siblings something fun to do! Educational Objective: Finding fun in unusual places - even with a little sister!
Caillou Tells The Truth (#512H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Olive Muddle: Grandma brings over some delicious treats for the kids to try - only they're full of olives. Caillou doesn't like olives, but he doesn't know how to tell Grandma he doesn't like her cherished dishes...until...he can't stand to eat another one! Caillou blurts out the truth and realizes Grandma isn't upset - everyone has likes and dislikes - even her! Educational Objective: The importance of honesty; communicating with others. Caillou's Clay Play: Caillou and Leo accidentally break Rosie's clay poodle while playing. Instead of telling the truth, they try to make another clay poodle for Rosie...but end up with a few misshapen oddities - e.g. a lionoodle and an elephantoodle. When Caillou and Leo finally confess, it turns out Rosie is equally happy with her new and unique clay creatures. Educational Objective: Realizing it's better to tell the truth after damaging someone's property. The Lightning Ball Express: Mrs. Howard brings over an old train set for Caillou to play with. Caillou has much fun with it...until he breaks the train! Instead of telling Mrs. Howard, Caillou attempts to hide from her. When his rouse fails, Caillou confesses to breaking the train and is surprised to learn that Mrs. Howard's son broke it many a time as a child...and she knows how to fix it! Educational Objective: It's always better to tell the truth.
Creative Caillou (#513H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sarah's Kite: Caillou flies Sarah's kite...and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can't find a store that sells them. When Daddy suggests they make a kite, Caillou isn't convinced it'll be better than a store-bought kite...until it's finally finished! Sarah and Caillou are thrilled with their homemade kite - because they made it together. Educational Objective: Making amends; store bought isn't necessarily better than homemade. Caillou's New Game: Caillou has some friends over and they want to play a game, only it's not quite working out for them. Mommy is painting Caillou's bedroom and he can't get to his toybox; Sarah's dog chews up his ball; and a tug-of-war results in a frayed skipping rope. When Caillou sees Mommy mixing paint from odds and ends, he decides to be creative too. He and pals create their own fun game! Educational Objective: A little ingenuity goes a long way! Shiny Reminder: Caillou promises to return Leo's special marker after borrowing it...only, he can't seem to remember to bring it to preschool! After a few failed attempts at remembering, Caillou finally realizes - with the help of Miss Martin and her sticky notes - that he needs something visual to help him remember...and a shiny sticker is just the trick! Educational Objective: It's important to return borrowed items; finding active ways to help oneself remember.
Caillou Helps Out (#514H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou Can Compost: Caillou wants to be an amazing magician - and has Grandma got a trick for him! She shows Caillou her composter, and soon, Caillou is determined to make "gardening gold" appear all on his own. Mommy and Daddy are very impressed when Caillou the magician eventually turns their household scraps into compost! Educational Objective: The magic of compost; seeing a task through to the end. Caillou's Tree: When Daddy must cut down an old decaying tree, Caillou is upset. Where will the birds and squirrels will live? He and Daddy make a visit to a tree farm, where they buy a big new tree to replace the old one. Educational Objective: The importance of dealing with change in a positive and pro-active way. Caillou Saves Water: When Miss Martin asks the class to think up ways to save water, Caillou takes it to heart. He tries to stop taking baths, and wants to stop brushing his teeth, but Mommy, of course, won't let him. When Caillou notices a dripping faucet he's amazed to learn how leaking tap water really adds up - giving him an even better idea of how to conserve (and reuse) water! Educational Objective: Water conservation; many small contributions add up to a large one.
Big Brother Caillou (#515H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Bunny Shmunny: Caillou doesn't seem to appreciate how much time Mommy spends doing things for him (like cooking and picking up clothes)... until Caillou spends a lot of time making a paper mache bunny for Rosie. When Rosie couldn't care less about Caillou's bunny, he finally realizes how it feels when someone is unappreciative of the hard work that's done for them. Caillou decides to make amends with Mommy. Educational Objective: Showing others you appreciate their work. That's Mine!: When Rosie accidentally scratches Caillou's bike, Caillou is determined to take back all of his toys and keep their things separate...until he accidentally breaks Daddy's guitar string. Then Caillou realizes accidents happen sometimes. He forgives Rosie and decides to share his toys once again. Educational Objective: Accidents happen and it's important to forgive people for unintentional acts. Raspberry Ruckus: Caillou thinks it's hilarious when he teaches Rosie how to blow raspberries...much to his parents' chagrin. When Rosie blows a raspberry at Caillou's artwork during a preschool "open house", Caillou finally realizes it's not always appropriate...and decides he's going to be a better role model for his younger sister. Educational Objective: Caillou learns the dangers of teaching younger children inappropriate behavior.
Caillou's Discoveries (#516H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Where is Mars?: Caillou and Daddy are finishing up a model of the solar system for show-and-tell...until the little red ball they're using for Mars disappears. Where did it go? Caillou continually blames Rosie...and he discovers it was Gilbert who ran off with the little planet! Caillou apologizes to his sister, realizing he shouldn't jump to conclusions. Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions; blaming others. Emma's Extra Snacks: Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He's even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has Type 1 Diabetes. Worried about his friend, Caillou becomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything - not even go down the slide! But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma's diabetes isn't like a cold or flu. It's something Emma has to live with every day...and she's doing a pretty good job of it. Educational Objective: Realizing having a chronic illness doesn't mean one needs to put one's life on hold. Lost and Found: When things begin to go missing around the house - like Mommy's keys - Mommy blames Gilbert. Caillou is sure Gilbert didn't take them...and he sets out to prove it! Together, Caillou, Mommy and Rosie backtrack through the house and eventually discover Caillou's theory was right - Gilbert didn't take the keys -- Mommy left them in the door handle! Educational Objective: The importance of not jumping to conclusions.
Growing Up Caillou (#517H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou's Mini Marathon: Caillou wants to run a marathon, just like Daddy. His father explains that marathons are for grown-ups, but Caillou insists he can do it! Caillou and Daddy go running together, and Caillou discovers it's harder than it looks. When he sees Rosie dawdling along, Caillou realizes that everyone runs at their own speed and ability - and he decides to run a mini-marathon instead! Educational Objective: Accepting limitations and choosing appropriate goals. Smooth Sailing: Caillou likes sailing with Daddy and Grandpa. Only, he wants to be Captain! Grandpa and Daddy try to convince him that his job - as Lookout - is very important, but Caillou isn't convinced. ..until he helps them find Treasure Cove by spotting various landmarks and leading the way. Educational Objective: Learning that everyone's job is important. Am I Big Yet?: Rosie has had a growth spurt and Caillou wants one too. He tries desperately to grow bigger - by eating lots, and exercising, and even trying to sleep during the day. But nothing works! When Caillou sees that his friend Andre doesn't always like being big - because he can't do some of the fun things he did when he was little - Caillou decides it's okay to be little...at least for a little while longer. Educational Objective: Realizing there's no need to rush growing up.
Good Friend Caillou (#518H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Copycat Clementine: Caillou is annoyed! Clementine is being a copycat - and Caillou doesn't like it. When Clementine copies his artwork at preschool, Caillou thinks this is the last straw...until Clementine admits she's copying him because she really likes his artwork! With help from Miss Martin, Caillou realizes this is a compliment and he feels much better about Clementine's copycat ways. Educational Objective: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; people can build on each other's ideas in a very positive way. Caillou's Poster: Caillou is excited about the opportunity to draw a poster for his friend Ted, at the grocery store. When Caillou gets his friends to help him with the poster, but doesn't share the credit, Leo is upset. Caillou realizes he needs to make things right again - and he has the perfect solution: he includes his friends in a photo shoot with their collective "masterpiece". Educational Objective: The importance of sharing credit for work. Playhouse Play Date: Caillou and Sarah work together to decorate Caillou's new playhouse. They even plan a playhouse playdate for all of their friends! When the big day arrives - and Sarah has the chicken pox - Caillou decides to go ahead with the party...but soon realizes it isn't the same without Sarah, especially since she contributed so much. Educational Objective: Recognizing a friend's importance.
Thoughtful Caillou (#519H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Helping Mrs. Howard: Mrs. Howard has sprained her ankle, and Caillou wants to help her around the house. Only, Caillou worries that his "help" is creating havoc - until Mrs. Howard explains that Caillou has been a big help - simply by being there as a friend. Educational Objective: Friendship is often the best form of help. Caillou's Fun Run: Caillou is determined to win a ribbon in the "Charity Fun Run" and is disappointed when Daddy sprains his ankle. Grandpa offers to take Daddy's place, but he isn't a very fast runner. Now they'll never win a ribbon! As Caillou and Grandpa dawdle through town, Caillou comes to realize that everyone is a winner when they run for charity - because they're doing something nice for the community. Educational Objective: Learning that not every race is about winning. The New Girl: Caillou is looking forward to being Leo's partner during a field trip to the museum. When Miss Martin asks Caillou to be Layla's partner instead - because she's new to preschool - Caillou is disappointed. When Caillou recalls what it feels like to be the new kid, he decides to give Layla a chance - and he isn't disappointed! Being with Layla is fun, and Caillou returns from the trip having made a new friend. Educational Objective: Being aware of others' feelings; making others feel welcome.
Caillou Shows Responsibility (#520H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Borrowed Book: Miss Martin agrees to loan Caillou a preschool book, as long as he promises to take good care of it. Caillou agrees, but when he returns home he soon realizes the book is gone. Oh no! He lost it! Feeling badly, Caillou goes to great lengths to recreate the book - only to find out he left it in the preschool's playground. Educational Objective: Owning up to ones mistakes; responsibility. Fixing Mr. Bones: When Leo accidentally breaks Mr. Bones (Miss Martin's model skeleton) he hides the evidence and tries to get Caillou to help him put Mr. Bones back together - with disastrous results. Admitting their mistake enables Daddy to help the boys put Mr. Bones back together properly - only to learn Mr. Bones is supposed to come apart! Educational Objective: Admitting mistakes. Cailloodles: Jeffrey and Jason are having fun making up silly names for their classmates. But they don't realize they're hurting others' feelings. Caillou isn't sure what to do - until a chat with Daddy inspires him to speak up and tell Jeffrey and Jason how he feels. When the twins realize their jokes aren't funny to everyone, they decide to stick to calling each other names. Educational Objective: The importance of speaking up; the negative impact of name-calling.
Caillou The Brave (#522H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou's Camel Ride: Caillou is afraid to go on a camel ride after Leo tells him camels are mean and they like to spit! At the zoo, Caillou tries everything he can think of to avoid the camels. When Mommy and Daddy finally catch on to Caillou's hesitation, they insist he doesn't have to ride a camel, but should at least see a real camel and decide for himself. As Caillou learns about the camel from its trainer, he feels better and finally decides to take that camel ride. Educational Objective: Having the correct information can reduce and even conquer fears. It's Not Too Big For Me!: Caillou is keen to go sledding on the "Big Hill" until he stands at the top of the hill and realizes it really IS BIG. Daddy senses Caillou is afraid to admit he's not ready for the big hill and gives Caillou an out by saying Rosie needs someone to play with on the little hill. Later, when Andre decides to sled down the big hill, but he too is afraid, Caillou helps his friend by asking Andre to sled on the little hill with him. Educational Objective: Recognizing limits and realizing it's okay to be afraid. Caillou's Flying Saucer: Caillou thinks he's seen a flying saucer in his yard just like the one in his comic books and is determined to prove it to his friends! Trying to catch a flying saucer is much harder than he thought and Caillou is disappointed when he eventually discovers it is only a tin plate blowing around in the wind. Now what will he tell his friends? Caillou feels better when he realizes he solved the mystery, regardless of what the flying saucer turned out to be. Educational Objective: Not jumping to conclusions; looking for evidence to prove or disprove a theory.
Caillou's Play Time (#523H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Daddy's Puzzles: It's a rainy day and Caillou doesn't know what to do. ..until Daddy discovers some old puzzles! Caillou and Daddy enjoy putting a pirate puzzle together...until they realize there's a piece missing. Seeing how disappointed Caillou is at the thought of not being able to finish the puzzle, Daddy comes up with another activity - they'll go on a pirate treasure hunt for the missing piece! Educational Objective: The importance of making the best out of a frustrating situation. Play With Me!: Caillou has no one to play with! Mommy, Daddy, and Rosie are all busy, and Caillou is bored and frustrated...until he meets a ladybug who inadvertently shows Caillou that his family members aren't the only ones who are busy - so are the birds and squirrels and ants. Caillou comes to realize that everyone is busy sometimes - even animals and insects - and he decides to get busy too. ..drawing his new friends. Educational Objective: The importance of being able to entertain oneself. Caillou's Bad Luck: Caillou is having a bad day - he spilled his juice and broke a toy, and he's worried his bad luck won't go away when he reads a poem at preschool the next day. When Mrs. Howard suggests that Caillou change his luck with a "lucky charm", Caillou goes on a search for lucky pennies and four leaf clovers...only to realize it isn't luck he needs - it's confidence and practice. Educational Objective: Making your own luck; practice makes perfect.
Caillou's Favorite Things (#524H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Kitty Conundrum: Caillou finds a tiny kitten while desperately searching for his beloved Rexy. He wants to keep the kitten, even though Mommy and Daddy say 'no' - they have Gilbert! When Samantha comes to the door to claim her lost kitten, "Whiskers", Caillou fetches the kitty...and finds Rexy! He remembers it isn't fun losing something you care about, and happily returns the kitty to its rightful owner. Educational Objective: Returning a lost pet to a rightful owner; perspective taking. Caillou's Favourite Sweater: Grandma has knit Caillou a wonderful sweater. He loves it and wears it every day - even after it gets dirty! Finally, on a hot day, Caillou decides to take it off. When he accidentally leaves the sweater in the playground and goes home for the day, he worries something terrible has happened to it. Grandma will be so upset with him! When Mommy and Caillou return the next day to find the sweater is fine, Caillou vows to never wear it again. He decides to keep it in his drawer, nice and safe - until Grandma explains it's okay to wear the sweater - it's meant to be worn - just not everyday. Educational Objective: All things in moderation; taking care of one's possessions. Caillou's Big Dig: Caillou is feeling frustrated while trying to build a model truck. He decides he wants to quit! Daddy suggests Caillou take a break and join him on an errand. Together, they stop by Eric's dig site, where Caillou learns a little bit about archaeology - and he learns that some things take time and effort, but the effort is worth it in the end. Caillou returns home to finish his model, and is proud that he did. Educational Objective: Good things are worth working for.
Team Player Caillou (#525H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Caillou Conducts: The preschool has a visitor - Liz, a musician. She shows the kids all sorts of instruments and Caillou is excited when he's chosen to be the orchestra's 'conductor'. In fact, he's so excited, he can't stop conducting those around him - at preschool and even at home! When Caillou refuses to share his conductor's baton he soon learns how easy it is to hurt other's feelings - and how it feels better to give others a turn. Educational Objective: The importance of giving others a turn; sharing. Captain Caillou: Captain Caillou and Fantastic Leo are enjoying 'flying' around the house, pretending to be superheroes. Only, they can't seem to share the task of saving the world! Each wants to be the big hero in charge of their important 'rescue'. When Daddy asks them to lend a hand in weeding out the wild weed ogres, Caillou and Leo come to realize things would go a lot smoother if they worked together. Educational Objective: Cooperating; working as a team. Caillou Roars: After watching a nature show about lions, Caillou decides he wants to be a lion! He roars and paws his way around the house, causing Mommy and Daddy to remind him that there's a time and place for everything. Caillou realizes the downside of being a lion when his 'roars' scare a baby in the park. He decides there really is a time and place for everything - and sometimes, he just needs to be a boy. Educational Objective: Pretending is fun, but there's a time and place for everything.
Surprise Caillou! (#526H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Starry Night (#401) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Things that go bump in the night, and others that light up the sky, are on everyone's mind today. A family corn roast dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's under the star-studded sky prompts Grandpa to bring out his telescope and introduce Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. Grandpa discovers a new planetarium is opening and there's a prize for the best space costume. Caillou is thrilled when the winner turns out to be...a surprise! But fun turns to fear at bedtime when Caillou decides that a monster is lurking in his room. All's well when Mom and Dad unmask Caillou's monster as a tree branch on the window! Then, during a winter storm, the lights go out and Caillou is very afraid. Dad builds a fire in the fireplace and the family pretends they're camping. They even toast marshmallows!
Lost and Found (#402) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
A day of new discoveries! Caillou loses his voice, finds a frog in his throat, and finds other neat ways to communicate, until the frog goes away. Later on, Caillou is missing one of his favorite socks. He searches the house, and accidentally locks himself in the basement. Daddy comes to the rescue - only he locks himself in the basement too. All is well when Mommy saves them both and finds the missing sock. Then, Caillou, Rosie and Julie, their babysitter, go on a scavenger hunt.
Just for Laughs (#403) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou's clowning around today and having a wonderful time. Seeing Bravo the magician at a friend's birthday party inspires Caillou to become Caillou the Great and put on a magic show of his own. He plays the clown for a wary Rosie, who's afraid of clowns until Caillou shows her they're just people wearing silly costumes. Then, Caillou gets to go to a parade; has another pretend parade with Dad; and even makes puppet clowns with Grandma. Caillou is very excited when the family takes a trip across country by train.
Caillou Helps Out (#404) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad.
Imagine! (#405) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Today, Caillou discovers something inside him that makes ordinary things fun: imagination! Unable to fly his kite on a windless day, Caillou stares at the clouds and finds they're really wagons, balloons and dinosaurs, if you look at them just right. When rain grounds his kite another day, Caillou and Dad turn the living room into a pirate ship. Just like his Daddy, Caillou loves anything to do with cars, so he's very happy when Dad asks him to help wash the family car. And while he sits in the car, he imagines he's driving a car to the beach. It's also fun playing with his friend George, who no one can see but Caillou. Later, Caillou, Rosie and Julie the baby-sitter travel to all sorts of pretend far away places. Among them are the desert with its camel and oasis, the big mountain they climb and finally the river and waterfalls in the steamy tropical forest.
Words (#406) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Writing and reading are the focus today. Caillou is all excited to read the weekend paper with Daddy, but the wind and a very mischievous cat delay his reading time. With a little patience and persistence, Caillou finally gets to enjoy his favorite comic strip. Later, when Mommy is upset because the mailman only brings bills, bills, and more bills, she tells Caillou that it would be great to get a nice letter for a change. Caillou and Daddy decide to write Mommy a really nice letter, and the next morning they give it to the mail carrier to deliver. Mommy is thrilled! On another day, Sarah invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun.
I Can Do It! (#407) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou's learning to do new things, and discovering it's okay to have help while he learns. To prove he's ready to help Dad paint the porch, Caillou paints Rosie's dollhouse first - and Gilbert, with paint-dipped paws, does some painting too! Caillou moves from renovation to recreation when Dad and Sarah teach him to play baseball; Dad teaches him to swim; and Clementine goads him into going down the big kids' slide. Mom shows Caillou how to tie his shoes but he get frustrated and stops trying. With courage and practice, he's soon able to do these things on his own.
My Family (#408) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Today Caillou learns that being a part of a family is something very special. Dad lends Caillou his old camera and helps him take pictures of every member of their family - including Gilbert. Looking at the photo album, the family remembers when Gilbert was a kitten and first came to live with them. When Mommy and Rosie go out for the day, Daddy and Caillou have plans of their own. They are building a surprise for Mommy that requires a lot of father-and-son work. When Caillou and his family go to the zoo, Caillou is thrilled to see that animals have families too. Also, Caillou and his family go away for a weekend of camping in the woods.
Nature (#411) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That's why Caillou's prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. Later, Caillou and his daycare buddies have a treasure hunt in the forest. With Sarah and a magnifying glass, Caillou pretends to be a jungle explorer, hunting "big game" in the garden. On another day, Caillou and his family go away for a weekend of camping in the woods. He climbs a mountain with Daddy and really, really hopes he will get to see a moose before it is time to go home.
Knowing I'm Growing (#412) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou is getting bigger! Caillou's feet are growing, so Mommy takes him to the shoe store where the salesman measures his feet, and Caillou gets a new pair of shoes. But he's not as big as Andre, who can ride a big bike, or Sarah, who is losing a tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy. Caillou is reassured he's growing when the growth chart shows how tall he has become. And, Caillou is too big for his favorite shirt, so he gives it to his favorite teddy bear to wear. On another day, Sarah invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun.
All Kinds of Weather (#413) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. He's nearly in a state during a thunderstorm until Dad explains what thunder is (and how to tell it's going away). Caillou also makes the best of a rainy day by splashing in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad make a scary blackout into a fun indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! Mom is making one of her special snowman cakes, which means Caillou and Rosie have to go to the shop with her to get the ingredients. Then Caillou gets lost in the shop...but it all works out fine in the end. On another day, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room.
Caillou Discovers (#414) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou discovers new things today and is so excited when Daddy brings home a computer. He learns to share the computer with his entire family - even Gilbert! Caillou and Leo are playing dinosaurs in the backyard and discover a fish fossil rock. They visit the library to learn more about dinosaurs and fossils. Also, Caillou takes his first flight and he's curious about everything. Then, Grandpa discovers a new planetarium is opening and there's a prize for the best space costume. Caillou is thrilled when the winner turns out to be...a surprise!
Friends (#415) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou's Grandma is surprised when Caillou tells her he doesn't have any friends. She reminds him about Clementine, Leo, his cat Gilbert, and tells him that even his sister Rosie is his friend. Then, Caillou makes a brand-new friend. His name is Andre and he's big - and also a bit clumsy. Caillou is upset with Andre when he breaks Caillou's favorite chair, but it's soon forgotten when they go outside and play soccer. Later, Caillou and Leo are having a great time playing when Leo trips and falls, hurting his ankle. Caillou is very worried about Leo and thinks it may be his fault Leo got hurt. But when he makes Leo a get-well card and visits him at home, Leo says it wasn't Caillou's fault he didn't tie his shoelaces. Sarah helps Caillou paint a birdhouse Dad built, but she can't finish it because she is off on an all-summer trip to China. Caillou misses her very much. On the day of her return, Caillou is ecstatic and anxious to show Sarah that not only is the birdhouse finished and hanging in a tree, it has a resident.
All in a Day (#417) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn't have any clean clothes, so Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy's old clothes. While preparing a picnic lunch with Mom, Caillou tests a bit too much of everything. He has no room left to eat the special sandwich Clementine made for him. His appetite comes back while watching squirrels storing food in their houses for the winter. Later that day, it's bath time, only Caillou doesn't like to take baths. Daddy turns bath time into playtime with a motorboat and a big bottle of bubble bath. And, when the car breaks down Caillou, Rosie and Dad have to pull over. Caillou comforts Rosie who becomes afraid when smoke comes out of the engine. Caillou is overjoyed when the tow truck arrives. Everyone rides to the garage and Caillou is in charge of holding Rosie's hand and explaining all the scary sounds.
Fall Is in the Air (#426) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Caillou and Dad make a jack-o-lantern, Grandma bakes her grandkids a pumpkin pie, and Caillou goes trick-or-treating as an astronaut. In November, Thanksgiving seems like a big hassle until Mom and Dad explain its significance, which gets Caillou into the spirit. Caillou can't wait until he is old enough to go to school. Since Sarah has no brother or sister, she invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun, he even draws on the blackboard.
After Dark! (#410) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Things get a little scary today. Caillou and his new neighbours, Jason and Jeffery, are playing hide and go seek in the backyard, until dusk brings out the shadows. A flashlight and Mommy help chase the shadows away. That evening, Caillou can't fall asleep when he hears scary "scratchy monster" noises and thinks there's a monster in his room. Daddy shows him that a tree branch brushing against the window is making the noises and the only monster in Caillou's room is Gilbert. Later, a bad dream about a scary monster leads to a restless night for Caillou. Mommy and Daddy help him learn to fall asleep safely in his own bed. And, finally, when Caillou sleeps over at Leo's house for the first time, he has fun until it's time to go to sleep. A phone call to Mommy reminds Caillou that Teddy was looking forward to spending the night. Together they rest easily.
Celebrations (#418) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Today is full of celebrations! It's Caillou's birthday! He is having a party with all of his friends, and he gets a very special gift that he wanted. Caillou learns about the Chinese New Year. He even tries some Chinese delicacies, but most exciting of all, he gets to see the famous dragon dance! Also, Caillou and Grandma throw Grandpa a surprise belated birthday party! Grandpa is surprised, and very happy! After seeing Bravo the magician doing some tricks at Leo's birthday party; Caillou decides that he is Caillou the Great. With magic words, Caillou makes his magic penny and Gilbert, disappear and reappear.
Games to Play (#419) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Finding fun ways to play is the theme today. Caillou, Clementine, and Leo are disappointed because they can't go to the zoo. They cheer up after Caillou's Mommy and Daddy help them pretend to be animals themselves. Also today, Caillou, Rosie, and Julie (their babysitter) go on a scavenger hunt and decide to make a surprise craft for Mommy and Daddy with the cool stuff they found. Caillou's big friend Andre has come to visit. Andre is a soccer player and Caillou wants to play too... Only Caillou isn't very good at kicking the ball. He wants to give up, but Andre and Dad encourage him and eventually he makes the biggest kick of the day. Then, when Caillou's kite-flying plans are defeated by rain, he creates a pirate ship in his living room.
Grown-Ups and Me (#420) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou meets a lot of new people today. He's invited to spend the day with Clementine's family and is nervous until he discovers her family is a lot like his. Caillou's first day at day care is scary until he meets his teacher Miss Martin, and makes two new friends, Leo and Clementine. He has so much fun that when his Mommy comes to pick him up, Caillou doesn't want to go home! On another day, Grandma and Caillou visit her friends in the Seniors' Home and Rover goes with them. Caillou meets a lot of Grandma's friends and tries to keep Rover out of trouble.
Try, Try Again (#421) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou, Grandpa and Dad go for a special hike in the woods. Caillou has to catch a falling leaf before it touches the ground. After a while he gets frustrated but Grandpa tells him to try and try again, that is the only way. And it pays off! Caillou gets frustrated while learning to tie his shoes, but by watching Rosie he learns you can succeed if you keep trying. Also today, Caillou goes to the swimming pool where Daddy teaches Caillou how to swim. After a few lessons, Caillou gets better and better and soon he can swim on his own. Then, Caillou discovers baseball for the first time. He wants to play and patiently Dad works at teaching him. Caillou is all ready to throw in the towel as each toss passes him by, but when he sees Sarah and Billy really doing it he gets an opportunity to practice what he's learned. A few more lessons and Caillou is on his way to becoming a neighbourhood baseball player.
Adventure! (#422) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Today is full of adventure! Caillou, Daddy, and Rosie take the car to the carwash, which is scary for Rosie at first. But big brother Caillou explains everything to his sister, who winds up liking the carwash too! Caillou, Rosie, and their babysitter Julie travel to a bunch of pretend far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even waterfalls in the tropical forest. Caillou doesn't go to school yet but he really wants to ride on the school bus that stops outside his house every morning. When Dad takes him to see the bus from close up, the driver offers to take Caillou with the other children the next day. On another day, Caillou and his family have a wonderful day out at a theme park. Caillou and Dad go on the thrilling Niagara River Ride, they all go on a Ferris wheel and for a special treat they have cotton candy for dessert. When the house wakes up late, it's a mad rush to get Mommy off to work. Later, when Caillou goes for a walk with Daddy he meets all kinds of people doing all kinds of jobs--and he gets to try being a mailman, a sanitation engineer and a policeman for himself.
Old and New (#423) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. He's not so sure he wants to part with any of his toys. But in the end he's pretty happy with the new stuff he comes home with. When Caillou's brand new T-shirt is ruined by grape juice Grandma diverts disaster by recycling it and turning into a one-of-a-kind shirt that is tie-dyed with grape-juice star bursts. Caillou helps Mommy clean out the attic when they come across an old chest, and discover neat treasures inside. Caillou and Mom go to the library for story time. Caillou has scribbled on one of the books he borrowed, and is afraid to bring it back. Clementine's Mom who is in charge of story time cleans the book. Caillou takes home a new book and this time, he will be extra careful with it.
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Knowing How (#427) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Caillou learns the value of determination and the benefits of success! When Mom drives Sarah to her skating lesson, Caillou decides he wants to take skating lessons too! But the lessons are harder than Caillou expected, and if it weren't for the neato Zamboni, Caillou might not have gone back. When an invitation for Clementine's party accidentally ends up at Sarah's, Caillou learns the differences between the addresses of the two homes. Later, when Clementine tells Caillou how much she likes her older brother, Billy, to teach her things, Caillou sets out to teach something to Rosie. But this proves harder than Caillou thought, until Mom suggests he try the A-B-C song! Also, when Caillou's dawdling causes he, Mom and Rosie to be late going to the park, they end up missing Leo. So Dad suggests they make a game out of not dawdling, by using an egg timer for Caillou to race against when he gets ready for bed.
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