Reviews Barney's 20th Birthday
In the land
of celebrity birthdays this is one of the biggest. Hard to believe
that every little one's favorite, big, purple dinosaur is turning
twenty. You heard right Barney
is celebrating his 20th birthday!
To mark this momentous occasion the people behind the Barney phenomenon
are introducing a new line of games, puzzles and toys, like the
with Me Barney, Barney
Dance n' Play Guitar and Let's
Go! Barney Laptop, to name a few.
released is a new video especially for the occasion, Barney's
Dino-mite Birthday, an hour-long musical birthday adventure.
boy will be celebrating with as many of his friends as possible
on a multiple-city birthday extravaganza. Barney and friends are
travelling across the U.S. in a big purple bus. In the spirit
of caring and sharing, Barney will be spending the first day of
each tour stop at a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, visiting with the children, posing
for photos, singing a few songs and donating toys to the hospitals.
This is one kids "fad" that is far from extinction.
With popularity continuing to grow Barney's message of caring
and cooperation has been translated into six different languages
in several different countries.
on TV and Online
To think it
all started from a simple idea to incorporate education, fun and
a former teacher, worked with Kathy Parker on the idea. Originally,
the videos were sold directly to the public. Barney and the Backyard
Gang would eventually become a TV show in 1987. In April 1992,
began airing on the Public Broadcasting Service and since then
the show has grown and evolved into the current Barney
And Friends as new prehistoric pals have joined the star's
years, children have enjoyed singing and learning with Barney.
Now his fans have a chance to join him on stage and be the "star".
Just grab one of the new musical Barney toys to sing, dance, and
have a super-dee-duper good time.
Friends have brought smiles to kids' faces with songs, stories,
games, and, of course, the Barney Bag. Each adventure-filled episode
subtlety reinforces the importance of respect, courtesy, manners
and compassion, as well as the ABC's and 123's.
have grown up with Barney and there are generations still to come
that will enjoy singing and playing pretend with "a dinosaur
from our imagination".
Birthday to a dinosaur sensation!
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of