When it comes to fantasies and fairy tales, it seems like princesses have all the fun. Not so! If you have a young son, remind him that for every pretty princess, there's always a heroic prince or a wily wizard or a brave knight! Boys get to have lots of adventures as well -- learning archery, riding horses, taming dragons, storming castles, cooking up spells and jousting dastardly villains, to name a few.
That's why it's good to see programs like Mike the Knight™, the CG animated series on Nick Jr.. The series features cute characters like Mike (our hero), his horse Galahad, their friends Squirt and Sparkie the dragons, and Evie, Mike's sister who's training to be a wizard. As kids follow their adventures, they also learn about problem solving and doing the right thing. As Mike says, "Be a Knight. Do it right!".
For young knights-in-training who just can't get enough of Mike and his friends, NCircle Entertainment and HIT Entertainment are launching a DVD of the series, “Mike the Knight: Knight in Training,” available for the first time this month. They have also teamed up with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of Mike the Knight toys, as well as a line of Mike the Knight books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
To celebrate the launch of the DVD, NCircle Entertainment, HIT Entertainment, and Fisher-Price are giving away a royal prize package featuring Mike the Knight! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive the following:
• Mike the Knight: Knight in Training DVD
Featuring five fun-and-learning-filled adventures, "Mike the Knight: Knight in Training" finds Mike on missions to serve and protect the Kingdom of Glendragon. Whether it's locating the perfect birthday surprise for his sister Evie, or helping others find their way back home, every day is an adventure with Mike and his friends! The all-new Glendragon Matching Game, as well as Meet Mike’s Friends! Music Videos and a karaoke version of the theme song are also included. The DVD will sell for $12.99 and is approximately 56 minutes in length.
• Mike the Knight Sword & Shield
It’s Time to Be a Knight and Do It Right! Train like Mike the Knight and help him on his mission as you pretend to be a knight and play out your adventures with your very own sword and shield. This role play set includes a child-sized plastic sword and shield for the ultimate knight experience. The shield has a handle on the back for easy grip. Be a knight just like Mike and help protect Glendragon Castle! (MSRP $10)
• “Meet Mike” book from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
In this 8x8 storybook, Mike the Knight gives a tour of Glendragon that's worthy of a king. Meet Mike's sister, Evie, and his two best friends, Sparkie and Squirt—who happen to be dragons! Visit Ma and Pa Troll and their son, Trollee, who also wants to be a knight. Then stop by the castle and the arena, where Mike trains for jousting tournaments! Join in this adventure that's perfect for young knights-in-training everywhere.
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Disclosure: NCircle Entertainment, Fisher-Price and HIT Entertainment provided the prize pack for the giveaway and a second for me as a thank-you for featuring this post. Product information (in italics) is provided by NCircle Entertainment. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.