This award-winning series, with Michael Pritchard, provides teachers, librarians, and counselors with a terrific springboard for group discussion, and a powerful enhancement to any character education or life skills curriculum.
You Can Choose! starts children on the path to positive, healthful life choices. This delightful DVD series teaches young people valuable lessons that contribute to self-discipline, good decision-making, high self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to get along with others.
Warm, humorous, and highly entertaining, the series combines comedy, drama, music, peer education, and role modeling into a lively format that captivates and challenges young viewers.
Each program in the series presents a compelling dramatic skit depicting a problem situation which is very real for children. While the skits are performed by a lovable cast of characters, the problems are ultimately resolved by the children, themselves.
- Triggers group discussion
- Popular with kids
- Enhances your character education program
- Teacher’s guides included
Moose learns how to work in harmony with others. When his insistence on always having his own way causes the breakup of his singing quartet, Moose discovers the benefits of cooperating, and learns what it takes to be a cooperative animal.
- Being Responsible
Rhonda Bird must choose between having a good time and taking her responsibilities seriously. When a chance to go to Disneyland conflicts with her commitment to work on a class project, Rhonda makes the responsible choice, winning the respect of her friends and making her feel very good about herself.
- Dealing With Feelings
Tuggy Turtle discovers the importance of being honest about his emotions. In trying to hide his fears about going on a weekend camp out, Tuggy makes himself miserable and almost ruins his friendship with Moose. Then he learns that it’s best to accept his feelings and express them honestly and positively.
- Saying NO
Missie Mouse has to choose whether to say “no” to a friend or do something she knows is wrong. When Missie’s best friend, Rhonda, tries to pressure her into smoking cigarettes, Missie agonizes over her options before finding that there are ways to say “no” without ruffling Rhonda’s feathers.
- Doing the Right Thing
Rhonda and Fiona discover that doing what’s right feels a lot better than doing what they can get away with. When they find a lost wallet on the playground, the girls struggle with the temptation to spend the money before finally concluding that it’s not theirs to spend.
- Dealing With Disappointment
Missie Mouse must learn to keep perspective and handle disappointments in a positive way. When her baseball team falls into last place, Missie almost gives up the sport before realizing that losing is not the same thing as being a loser.
- Appreciating Yourself
Tuggy learns that being himself is a lot better than pretending to be something he’s not. When he becomes troubled by feelings of inadequacy, Tuggy starts making up stories until his friends help him to recognize and appreciate his own true wonderful qualities.
- Asking for Help
Moose learns not to let pride or embarrassment get in the way of asking for help. After ruining a group science project, Moose finds that the only good way to cope with his “secret” reading problem is to get the help he needs to overcome it.
- Being Friends
Rhonda, Missie, and Fiona learn about the complex nature of friendship. When Missie is not invited to the “in” party, the three girls sort out some important issues about friendship and deal with what it means to be left out.
- Resolving Conflicts
Tuggy and Rhonda learn that there are ways to resolve disagreements without fighting. When a dispute between them puts their class art project in jeopardy, Tuggy and Rhonda learn to work out interpersonal conflicts in a peaceful and positive way.