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  • Groark Learns About PREJUDICE (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark and his friends are planning a party. Burna convinces the others not to invite the new kid in school because he is "different." But when Groark learns that Burna doesn't even know the new kid, he turns to a group of real elementary school children for a lesson in prejudice. They discuss how people sometimes treat others unfairly because of size, age, gender, race, ethnicity and national origin, and why it's important not to pre-judge people. Groark takes this lesson in prejudice back to his friends and they decide to invite the new kid.Read more
  • Groark Learns to CONTROL ANGER (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark becomes so angry at his own mistakes that he accidentally damages his best friend's model airplane. This leads to a heated exchange, and the two nearly come to blows. When the fight is interrupted by the school bell, Groark turns to a group of real elementary school children for a lesson in controlling anger. He learns how to tell when his anger is getting out of control, how that can lead to fighting, and how to calm his anger. He uses his newfound skill to calm his friend's anger, and the two make up.Read more
  • Groark Learns to LISTEN (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Featuring the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark is working on a dance routine for a talent show with two friends. His failure to listen to their ideas and concerns upsets his friends, causes misunderstandings, and eventually results in one of them being injured. When Groark is told to go away, he turns to a group of real children who help him understand how his poor listening habits caused such trouble and how he can become a better listener. Groark asks his friends for a second chance, and his greatly improved listening skills make everybody happy.Read more
  • Groark Learns to WORK OUT CONFLICTS (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Featuring the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark has a disagreement with his friend over a robot they are building as a school project. Their behavior toward each other quickly leads to a serious rift and the project comes to an unpleasant halt. Frustrated and angry, Groark turns to a group of real children for a lesson in working out conflicts. He learns how to stay calm, talk about the disagreement with the other person, listen to each other's point of view, and look for a solution that makes them both happy. Equipped with this new approach to problem solving, Groark and his friend work out their conflict, and the robot is saved.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: CARING (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Closed Captioned

    Both English and Spanish Versions on the same DVD

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Burna discovers (by being a "reading buddy") the personal rewards that come from giving of yourself to help somebody else. When Burna has to make a hard choice between doing a community service project and playing soccer, she learns that caring is more about what we do than about how we feel.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: CITIZENSHIP (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Closed Captioned

    Both English and Spanish Versions on the same DVD

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Nubbs becomes a hero to his friends by helping them tap into their power to make an important difference in their community. When Nubbs leads his friends in a successful effort to transform an ugly vacant lot into a beautiful grove of shady trees, they all experience the satisfaction and the benefits that come from being good citizens.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: FAIRNESS (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Closed Captioned

    Both English and Spanish Versions on the same DVD

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Essie learns that being fair to everybody can be a lot harder than it seems. When she has to decide which of her friends will get the starring role in the annual Popcorn Park play, Essie has a lot to consider - including the not-so-fair actions of the two competitors.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: RESPONSIBILITY (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Closed Captioned

    Both English and Spanish Versions on the same DVD

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Groark and Burna learn that being irresponsible can be unfair and hurtful to everyone, including themselves. When Burna neglects an important responsibility by dumping it on Muggsy, and Groark makes a mistake and lets Muggsy take the blame, the result is a tangle of hard feelings that nearly brings their friendships to a painful end.Read more
  • Popcorn Park
    The Six Pillars of Character: TRUSTWORTHINESS (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Closed Captioned

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

     

    Groark and Muggsy learn how important honesty and trust are in building good friendships. When Muggsy tries to impress Groark by stealing an expensive birthday present for him, Groark struggles to figure out the right thing to do, and teaches Muggsy that it is better to have honest, trustworthy friends than expensive toys.Read more
  • Groark Learns about BULLYING (dvd)

    For grades K-3

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark is playing with his friends when Burna and Muggsy start teasing and picking on Nubbs by stealing his hat. As the situation escalates Groark gets drawn in, and, before he realizes it, Groark is picking on his best friend. When Nubbs calls Groark a bully, Groark doesn't understand what happened until he learns from a group of real children how he and the others were being bullies, and how hurtful that was to Nubbs. Groark returns to the playground, convinces Burna and Muggsy that they have been cruel and unfair, and together they apologize to Nubbs.Read more