Words can’t explain how excited I was to receive the Reading Rainbow Animal Cafe DVD. Okay, I can think of one word to describe it, nostalgia. Airing from 1983-2009, this show was a big part of my childhood tv watching routine. Oh wow, that statement made me feel old. As a kid, I loved watching this show and listening to LeVar Burton discuss so many interesting topics. You can imagine how excited I was to sit down and watch it with my own children.
Featuring four episodes, the 120 minute DVD covered much more than just animals. It also talked about nighttime occupations, becoming a comedian, taught life lessons through stories, and managed to fit in several more story telling sessions.
The DVD did not disappoint. To be honest, I was worried that the old episodes and lack of high definition color would cause my kids to quickly lose interest, but it didn’t. My daughter watched the full 120 minutes from start to finish. She even asked me to replay it. There aren’t many educational kid shows on TV these days, so it was very refreshing to see my daughter so interested in this.
If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, or give your kids something fun and educational to watch, then pick up this DVD. Animal Cafe is now available at Target and other retailers.