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Friday 19 December 2014

Ten best children's DVDs

1. Shaun the Sheep - The Complete First Series
From the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit, this sheep-slanted spin-off follows Shaun's efforts to incite rural rebellion and evade naughty sheepdog, Bitzer.
Price: £9.99, play.com
1. Shaun the Sheep - The Complete First Series
From the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit, this sheep-slanted spin-off follows Shaun's efforts to incite rural rebellion and evade naughty sheepdog, Bitzer.
Price: £9.99, play.com
2. Numberjacks - Calling All Agents!
Distract your children with a bit of maths this Easter and put on this series about a gang of superhero numbers who solve problems using their phenomenal mathematical skills.
Price: £9.99, play.com
3. David Attenborough - Life Collection
This 60-hour box set takes inquisitive children - and their parents - on an epic journey to every corner of the globe in search of animal life in all its diverse forms.
Price: £60.29, bbcshop.com
4. Hannah Montana - One In A Million
You may not like it, but your daughter will...This box set sees the secretive starlet meet up with fellow teen sensations, the Jonas Brothers, for a poptastic adventure.
Price: £5.48, oneclickplay.co.uk
5. Tracy Beaker - The Box Set Of Me
Looking for something to keep older children entertained? Check out this 5-series box set which follows the ups and downs of Jacqueline Wilson's most famous young teen as she navigates life in foster care.
Price: £9.93, whsmithentertainment.co.uk
6. Handy Manny - A Very Handy Holiday
Just because there's no school, it doesn't mean that learning has to go out of the window. In this boxset Handy Manny uses his array of talking tools to teach children Spanish.
Price: £7.99, dvdsource.co.uk
7. Pingu - Platinum Collection
This brings together the funniest episodes in the long-running saga of the incomprehensible penguin (all characters speak in 'penguin language') and his dysfunctional family.
Price: £6.50, wilkinson.com
8. Sesame Street - 40 Years Of Sunny Days
Jim Henson's series has been running since 1969, and this collection features some of the best moments from Elmo et al and their celeb pals.
Price: £15.49, amazon.co.uk
9. Horrible Histories - 26 Groovy Episodes
This box set takes older children on a whistle-stop tour of historical goings on from the savage Stone Age to ingenious industrialisation. Learning about history has never been so much fun.
Price: £13.89, amazon.co.uk
10. In The Night Garden - Hello Makka Pakka!
In the Night Garden (narrated by treacle-tongued Sir Derek Jacobi) was designed to relax younger viewers, so is just the thing for getting troublesome tots off to sleep.
Price: £5.95 bbcshop.com

We're not suggesting that you park the little ones in front of a screen for the entire Easter holidays, but these box sets are great for a little downtime...

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