Caillou

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  • 1998
  • 10 Seasons
  • 4.0  (2,792)

"I'm just a kid who's four, each day I grow some more," is the opening line for the theme song from "Caillou." The show is dedicated to informing and entertaining preschoolers everywhere. Caillou goes through his everyday adventures from the perspective of a young kid, learning and growing along the way. Joining Caillou are his sister Rosie, Daddy and Mommy. Grandma and Grandpa have big roles as well. Extended friends like Leo and Clementine come into his life through the preschool Caillou attends. The show appeals to young children because of its realism and simple, colorful animation. Caillou's adventures see him learn how to take care of his pet cat Gilbert and begin to take on other responsibilities around the house. He invites children viewing the show to come along with him on journeys near and far. A family road trip or a day in the garden are given equal treatment as valid for children and adults. Episodes are interspersed with bits of his imagination. Caillou might be driving a firetruck with his Leo or operating heavy equipment. The imagination segments are very effective, exploring how children develop their understanding of the world through imaginative daydreaming and role play. In a world of children's television programming that too often relies on over-the-top animation or action to entertain, watching Caillou learn to understand his world through creative imagination is a welcome relief. Parents can rest assured that Caillou and his family and friends will provide hours of educational entertainment. It's important to the development of cognitive reasoning for children to learn how to weave fantasy and reality together. Caillou began as a series of children's books written in French. Some of the stories were animated into five-minute shorts that aired on Canadian television. The success of the shorts prompted development of longer story lines and an eventual collaboration with PBS to translate episodes into English. Overall, four seasons of Caillou have been produced to date. Caillou airs on PBS and Sprout in the United States.

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Caillou Can Do It!
9. Caillou Can Do It!
March 11, 2009
Grandma shows Caillou her composter, and soon, Caillou is determined to make "gardening gold" appear all on his own. When Daddy must cut down an old decaying tree, Caillou is upset. Where will the birds and squirrels will live? When Miss Martin asks the class to think up ways to save water, Caillou takes it to heart.
Springtime for Caillou
8. Springtime for Caillou
March 10, 2009
Caillou loses the valentine card that he made for Leo; although he is sad to see winter go, Caillou remembers why he likes spring.
Caillou the Helper
7. Caillou the Helper
March 9, 2009
While pretending to be a jet pilot Caillou falls down and scrapes his knees. Even though it hurts, he likes the extra attention from Mummy and Rosie. When the traffic lights near school stop working a policeman comes to direct traffic. Caillou loves watching him and learns from Miss Martin about lots of different ways that police officers help people.
Caillou's Surprise
6. Caillou's Surprise
March 6, 2009
Caillou is disappointed to learn his class trip to the fire station is cancelled... and they're going to a butterfly conservatory instead. Grandma plans to coach Caillou's soccer team while Grandpa recovers from an injury. Caillou is excited about this - until Grandma proves to have some unusual training methods. Caillou isn't too happy when Miss Martin is away and his preschool class has a substitute teacher - Mrs. Shelley.
Caillou Outdoors!
5. Caillou Outdoors!
March 5, 2009
Shoo, Shoo Bird, Fly Away: When birds keep eating the seeds in Mommy and Caillou's newly planted garden, they come up with the idea of making a scarecrow. It's fun picking out the clothes and drawing pictures for the face too. Caillou even imagines he's a scarecrow himself! When they are finished their scarecrow Rosie's noisy pie plates prove to be the final ingredient needed to scare away the birds! Caillou's Road Trip: One fine day the family is going on a car trip. Daddy says he doesn't know where they're going, they'll just see what they can find. Caillou thinks this is very strange and isn't sure it will be any fun at all. After playing a car game, they stop at a gas station for lunch and Caillou sees a really big truck. Then they ride on a ferry boat, and the captain lets Caillou blow the horn. Caillou decides that car trips are even more fun when you don't know where you're going! Caillou and the Dragon: There's a special visitor at Caillou's playschool - a boy named Alan who has Down's Syndrome. Caillou helps him with the things he has trouble with, like climbing and swinging on the swings. Then, when Caillou and his friends put on a little play Alan brings the house down as a very believable dragon. Caillou realizes that Alan has his own special talent - acting!
Caillou Loves the Fall
4. Caillou Loves the Fall
September 28, 2009
Caillou Goes Shopping: Caillou's crayons are all worn down or broken, so Mommy suggests a trip to the store for some new ones. Caillou helps Mommy remember what she needs to buy - he remembers the list of items by making a little song out of them. When they're done they run into Sarah, and Caillou helps her find all her back to school supplies. Caillou Goes Apple Picking: Caillou's playschool is on a special field trip to an apple orchard. The children really enjoy learning about apples and picking them too. Caillou imagines himself picking the biggest apple in the whole world. Afterwards they enjoy some fresh apple juice. By the time they get back on the bus to go home, Caillou and his friends are all ready for a little nap! Caillou's Hallowe'en Costume: Hallowe'en is coming and it's time to pick out a costume to wear. Soon Rosie has three costumes she wants to wear, but Caillou still hasn't decided on what he wants to be. And time is running out! Finally a piece of blue fake fur gives him a great idea - he'll be a blue monster! His parents help him fashion an odd but effective monster costume out of bits and pieces they find around the house. When Leo and Clementine arrive they agree that Caillou is a very scary-looking monster indeed!
Captain Caillou
3. Captain Caillou
March 4, 2009
Captain Caillou: Grandpa's got a surprise for Caillou on their trip to the park - it's a remote control sailboat! Caillou is eager to race against the other boats on the pond. He imagines himself as Captain of the fastest sailboat ever. In his eagerness to win however, Caillou goes a little too fast and the boat capsizes. Caillou is sorry he didn't win the race, but he still had lots of fun and is eager to try again next week. The Loudest Noise: Mommy sends Caillou to play outside because he's making too much noise and it's Rosie's nap time. Caillou notices all the loud sounds outside, especially Daddy's lawnmower, and the recycling truck. Daddy says he knows a sound that's even louder than those sounds, and takes Caillou to a road near the airport. Daddy was right - the planes taking off overhead are really, really, really loud! Caillou imagines he's a pilot of one of those planes. Caillou's First Wedding: Daddy and Mommy's friend Jonas is getting married. The kids are very excited about the ceremony - Caillou is the ringbearer and Rosie is the flowergirl. Caillou is also looking forward to seeing Jonas' horse Lucky again. Caillou learns to say 'Excuse me' when he wants to get by someone, and it comes in handy when he drops the rings amongst the guests!
Caillou the Artiste
2. Caillou the Artiste
February 14, 2008
At playschool Caillou decides to make her a present to cheer his Mum up when she is having a bad day. Jeffrey and Jason are coming over for dinner - it's a make-your-own pizza party! Caillou feels he is an expert at this and starts to show them how to do it. Caillou's got a brand new painting shirt and decides to paint something for Grandma, but he has a little trouble deciding what to paint.
Caillou the Magnificent
1. Caillou the Magnificent
August 30, 2006
Show and Tell: Caillou has to decide on a nice surprise to bring to playschool for Show and Tell. The only problem is, he can't decide between his toy dinosaur Rexy, his kite, or his toy firetruck. However, when Rosie proves to be the best at surprising everyone, Caillou decides to bring his little sister for Show and Tell. Caillou the Magician: Grandma shows Caillou a simple magic trick, which makes him decide to be a magician. After finding a suitable costume, he practices a new trick - making Rosie disappear! When the time comes to show Mommy and Daddy their trick, Caillou finds that making Rosie reappear might be a challenge, especially when Gilbert gets in the way! Caillou's Castle: Caillou wants to play castles and dragons, even though Gilbert isn't very keen on playing the dragon. Mommy asks him to share and play nicely with his sister, so Caillou and Rosie build their very own castle out of empty cardboard boxes. When Gilbert doesn't want to be the dragon, Mommy and Daddy volunteer for the part and everyone has lots of fun playing make believe.
Caillou's Halloween
Caillou's Halloween

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Caillou
Caillou

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Caillou's Neighborhood
Caillou's Neighborhood

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Description

"I'm just a kid who's four, each day I grow some more," is the opening line for the theme song from "Caillou." The show is dedicated to informing and entertaining preschoolers everywhere. Caillou goes through his everyday adventures from the perspective of a young kid, learning and growing along the way.

Joining Caillou are his sister Rosie, Daddy and Mommy. Grandma and Grandpa have big roles as well. Extended friends like Leo and Clementine come into his life through the preschool Caillou attends. The show appeals to young children because of its realism and simple, colorful animation.

Caillou's adventures see him learn how to take care of his pet cat Gilbert and begin to take on other responsibilities around the house. He invites children viewing the show to come along with him on journeys near and far. A family road trip or a day in the garden are given equal treatment as valid for children and adults.

Episodes are interspersed with bits of his imagination. Caillou might be driving a firetruck with his Leo or operating heavy equipment. The imagination segments are very effective, exploring how children develop their understanding of the world through imaginative daydreaming and role play.

In a world of children's television programming that too often relies on over-the-top animation or action to entertain, watching Caillou learn to understand his world through creative imagination is a welcome relief. Parents can rest assured that Caillou and his family and friends will provide hours of educational entertainment. It's important to the development of cognitive reasoning for children to learn how to weave fantasy and reality together.

Caillou began as a series of children's books written in French. Some of the stories were animated into five-minute shorts that aired on Canadian television. The success of the shorts prompted development of longer story lines and an eventual collaboration with PBS to translate episodes into English. Overall, four seasons of Caillou have been produced to date. Caillou airs on PBS and Sprout in the United States.

Caillou is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (212 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1998.

Where to Watch Caillou

Caillou is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Caillou on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    4.0  (2,792)