Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Heroes in the City - Review and Giveaway

The recent rainy Sunday afternoon was a perfect day to stay inside and discover Heroes of the City YouTube Channel.  My daughter loves playing with emergency vehicles and cars these days. So she instantly was interested in the bright colours of the animation and the friendly characters in Heroes in the City. 

Heroes of the City is described as "an animated TV-series for preschool children about rescue vehicles in a small town where everybody gets to be a hero! The TV-series contains a lot of warmth and teaches the importance of friendship and what we can achieve by helping each other."

It is important to me as mother to girl that what she watches on YouTube and TV has positive and educational messages. She and I watched an episode together before agreeing to review the YouTube channel and we both smiled when we realised the fire engine was a girl named Fiona. There is a rather equal balance of boy and girl characters. There is also different types of vehicles including but not limited to emergency, construction, cars, scooters, ice cream van, mail truck, tractor, race cars, but also trains and planes. Lot of different characters with different personalities and soon you will discover your favourite characters including Calamity Crow.

On the Heroes in the City YouTube Channel you will find 6 hours of high quality entertaining videos that are suitable for children 2-6 years. The YouTube channel is available in 18 different languages. My daughter instantly wanted to start watching Heroes in the City on our tablet. The YouTube Channel currently has lots of videos to keep children entertained for hours. Currently there is collection of Season 1 (16 videos of 14 mins) or Season 2 (11 videos of 11 mins) but there is also non-stop compilation videos of 3 - 4 videos that would be perfect for car journeys or "quiet time" around the house.  Below is one of our favourites video about the "Trains". 

The YouTube Channel does not just have videos about the adventures of characters in the Heroes of the City but also has several crafting and activities based videos to keep your children entertained. Calamity Crow Kids Crafting Shows is aimed at both parents and children to make and create together Heroes in the City themed projects. There are videos of how to create pom-pom monsters, racing cars, marble ramps and much more. I enjoyed watching these videos and there were lots of clever ideas.  The current projects on the YouTube Channel are designed for high-level parent participation due to the frequent use of scissors and recommendation of glue gun and/or craft glue. Some of the projects could be done with sticky tape for younger children participation. These craft projects would be fun projects to keep your children entertained for several hours over the summer holidays.

Below a video of how to build a racing car:

There are lot of videos to explore and keep your children entertained on the YouTube Channel. For toddlers, there are shorter video like the one below about Fiona Fire Engine.

Your children can go on patrol with Paulie Police Car. They watch the video and then are asked a question about what they saw. This video tests your children's observation skills and memory. There are three different skills levels.

My daughter was very excited to open the promotional pack that was sent from Heroes of the City to introduce the lovable characters of Fiona Fire Engine, Wheelie Scooter, and Harry Hot Rod to our family. She also received a t-shirt with the Heroes of the City friends and a Season 2 DVD.

Now the fun part when you can enter the giveaway below to win a Heroes of the City Prize Pack. Each pack contains a t-shirt, DVD with episodes from Season 2, and a die-cast vehicle.

For a chance to win this prize, please complete the rafflecopter form below by closing date Midnight 17/05/15 11:59 pm 16/05/15. Sorry the confusion. Best of luck. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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1. This competition is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is no cash alternative offered.
3. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
4. The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries. The winner will receive a Heroes of the City kids T-shirt, a DVD with episodes from season 2, and a die cast car.
5. The competition will close on Midnight 17/05/15 11:59 pm 16/05/15.
6. Ladybug Home & Designs decision is final in all matters relating to this competition.

Was given Heroes of the City promotional materials in exchange for honest review.


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