Children's DVD Options for Fall Road Trips

We do allot of road trips, so distractions are absolutely necessary for long rides with three children.  Snacks, games, and DVDs are at the top of my list when I pack.  Most of our road trips are about 4 hours on average so when I do pull out the DVDs in our family van, I look for fun family friendly screen time options, preferably educational.  I was sent some Halloween DVDs and thought they make for great additions to a child's fall DVD collection that are great for road trips  
Halloween DVD for kids
PBS Kids shows are on the top of our list since they are the most family friendly and educational ones out there.  This is our latest additions to our DVD folder in the car so they are great for the fall season and holiday season.
stick man dvd for kids
Stick Man 
It's a beautifully made tale of a Stick Man who gets lost while going out for a jog, and goes through the seasons and adventures only a Stick Man would go through to get back home.  It is a great one to watch as a family, and absolutely great for road trips.  We have watched it so many times and find it to be perfect for the holiday season.
"From Magic Light Pictures, the makers of “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom,” this beautifully animated adventure tells the tale of Stick Man and his epic adventure across the seasons in order to make it home to his family in time for Christmas. This film is based on the beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler."
PBS Kids Caillou's Halloween
Caillou has a big imagination and like many four year olds has lots of new experiences at that age.  Caillou helps preschoolers learn how to take on life's adventures and are encouraged to explore the world around them.  My first son and I used to watch it when he was much younger.  And if you can get passed Caillou's voice that many parents complain about, there are many teachable moments in the shows and children really like it.  

There are 13 spooky-fun stories in the Callou's Halloween DVD where he creativity picks a pumpkin, designs costumes, and enjoy all that fall has to offer.
CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN” features 13 stories including “Caillou Loves Halloween,” “Pumpkin Patch Kid,” and “Caillou’s Halloween Costume.” In “Caillou’s Halloween Costume,” Caillou and Rosie are trying to pick out costumes as Halloween quickly approaches – but Caillou can’t decide what he wants to be. With help from Mommy and Daddy, a furry blue monster costume is created for Caillou so he can join Leo, a cowboy, and Clementine, a bumblebee, for trick-or-treating! The SRP for this DVD is $6.99.
PBS Kids Word World - Halloween Fun!
Another favorite where the Word Friends take children on adventures in a world of words where they encounter all sorts of situations that can only be solved by building a word.  Playfully demonstrating the connections between letters, sounds, words and meaning.  Word World empowers children to advance from learning letters to learning how to read.  

Kids Halloween Fun has 5 fun stories
* A Kooky Spooky Halloween
* Sheep's Halloween Costume
* Dog's Camping Adventure
* One Hat Fits All
* Nightlight
"In the DVD “WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN,” join the WordFriends on adventures that demonstrate the connections between letters, sounds, words, and meaning. This DVD features five stories including “A Kooky Spooky Halloween” and “Sheep’s Halloween Costume.” In “A Kooky Spooky Halloween,” Pig is so worried about finishing his Halloween bags, because he’s missing the letter B, that he ends up sleepwalking. As he sleepwalks, collecting Bs along the way, everyone thinks he’s a ghost! The SRP for this DVD is $6.99.
abs kids dinosaur train buddy's halloween adventure dvd
PBS Kids Dinosaur Train - Buddy's Halloween Adventures
Dinosaur Train is great for preschoolers who love dinosaurs and trains, it touches on topics that will get children interested and learning about life science, natural history and paleontology.

Episodes included in Buddy's Halloween Adventure
* Night Train
* Fossil Fred
* Haunted Roundhouse
* Big Pond Pumpkin
"Join Buddy and his family and friends for some spooktastic adventures! The Pteranodon family visits a haunted roundhouse in Troodon Town where they meet a nocturnal mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium. The fun continues when the family goes to a pumpkin patch and learns about carving pumpkins from Larry Lambeosaurus. The four stories included on this DVD are “Night Train,” “Fossil Fred,” “Haunted Roundhouse,” and “Big Pond Pumpkin Patch.” The SRP for this DVD is $6.99.
PBS Kids Peg + Cat - A Totally Awesome Halloween
The adorable pair Peg and Cat go on exciting adventures and teach valuable math, problem solving, and critical thinking.  They are positive and humorous.  As a homeschooling mom, this is one of my favorite shows to have my children watch.  In A Totally Awesome Halloween is so much fun for children.  The adventures teach innovative and universal lessons about sharing, as well as basic math concepts such as sorting, estimating and identifying shapes.
"Combine Halloween excitement with mathematical fun and you’ve got “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN.” This DVD features four adventures, two of which are Halloween themed – “The Parade Problem” and “The Halloween Problem.” In “The Parade Problem,” kids will learn about sorting and estimating as they watch Peg and Cat clean up a park to ensure the nursery school’s Halloween parade takes place. The SRP for this DVD is $6.99.
Although many of the titles are based on Halloween time, my children have been enjoying it without question.  The stories are all incredibly engaging and educational.  The perfect kind of screen time, and the perfect DVDs for road trips.