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Dive into your Imagination: Who Lives In The Sea? DVD review

We received a really neat DVD from Dive Into Your Imagination, called Who Lives In The Sea? This, and other DVDs from Dive Into Your Imagination, was produced by Annie Crawley or “Ocean Annie”.  Ms. Crawley is an ocean-environ educator and cinematographer.  She is the founder of Dive Into Your Imagination and created a series of award winning books, DVDs, motivational art series and has become a Les Brown Platinum Speaker.

From the back of the DVD- “Annie Crawley traveled the world as an underwater photographer, dive instructor and boat captain for more than 15 years.  Annie wants children and their parents to fall in love with all the animalsof the sea, because we protect what we love.  “I want to share the beauty and wonder of the REAL world.  come experience the oceans with me”.

Who Lives In The Sea?  is colorful and fun to watch.  There are catchy songs through out.  The pictures are so pretty, it really makes you want to jump into the water!

There are 9 chapters:

  • The Ocean Song
  • Let’s Swim with Dolphins
  • Sea Lions and Seals
  • Nudi Nudi Nudibranchs
  • Whale Sharks Are big Fish
  • Baby Birds and Their Families
  • Eight Armed Animals
  • Turtles: Dinosaurs of the Sea
  • The Ocean Alphabet

From the DVD case: “Who Lives In The Sea” teaches children and their parents about animals living in the ocean.  Why do dolphins move so fast?  What kind of noise does a sea lion make?  Did you know turtles walked with the dinosaurs?  Meet whale sharks, octopus, and blue-footed booby birds!  After your kids watch this DVD, they will want to swim like a dolphin and laugh at the nudi, nudi, nudibranchs! An upbeat, original score brings these animals to life the first DVD in this series, “What Makes A Fish A Fish?”

Who Lives In The Sea? is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.  My 16 month old LOVED it!  She’s not usually a tv watcher, but this really caught her eye.  She watched it and danced to the music.  My 6 year old loved it too and immediately watched it a second time.  There are many nice features to this disc- it can be watched in English, Spanish or music only.  Included is a special feature called “Helping Your Kids Love the Water”, also you can learn about the man who wrote the music score and how he did it.

Here are the DVDs in this series: What Makes a Fish a Fish?, Who Lives in the Sea?, and Dive Into Diversity. The DVDs have a running time of 35-45 minutes and sells for $19.95.  Available for each of the DVD’s  are extensive educator’s guides.  There are two levels for each title: Pre-K/K and Grades 1-3.  They include lots of background information and activities corresponding to the material on the DVDs.  These activities include math, language arts, social studies and science. These are very in depth and informative.  Using the guide, you could easily spend a week in each section!    A study guide, for each DVD, is available in PDF format for $69.95.  If you let them know you are a homeschooler when ordering your DVD you can get the study guide FREE!!!  What an awesome value, definitely worth it!

See what others on the TOS Crew had to saw about this and other Dive Into Your Imagination DVD’s here.

*Disclaimer: I received this DVD and the educator guides for no cost in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.


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