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Butterbean’s Café is an animated preschool series about a fairy named Butterbean who runs a neighborhood café and magical bakery. She and her fairy friends serve up the healthiest snacks and sweetest treats in Puddlebrook – a small town of fairies and anthropomorphized animals called Brookies. Butterbean’s special bean magic, the fairies’ magic kitchen tools, and the team’s can-do spirit all combine to make their café the most awesome eatery in town, one that’s always much busier than greedy and competitive Ms. Marmalady’s across the brook. That’s because Butterbean has a sure-fire recipe for success – a spoonful of leadership, a dash of entrepreneurial spirit, and just a sprinkle of fairy magic!
The DVD includes eight delicious episodes and four family-friendly recipes inspired by the show. Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking DVD can help you share the magic of cooking with the little ones in your life!
In Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking kids can help Butterbean outdo Ms. Marmalady with her yummy parfaits and tasty quiche; assist Cricket with her first menu as she learns to pipe icing on cupcakes; see Dazzle run the café herself and switch jobs with Poppy, and bake a little magic with Jasper and help the Bean Team find Cookie the cat!
Talk About It:
- Families can talk about how Butterbean and her friends work together toward common goals. How do they divide large tasks? In what ways do they show that different opinions and ideas are welcome? Is the leader always the same from one story to the next? What qualities stand out in the leader(s)?
- Who among the characters demonstrates character strengths like hard work, dedication, and perseverance? How do these strengths help the group as a whole? In contrast, what traits do you see in Mrs. Marmalady, and how do they inspire her to act toward Butterbean and her friends?
- Kids: Does Butterbean’s Café inspire you to try creating in the kitchen? What are some of your favorite foods? How do certain foods (and sharing them with people you love) make you feel? Do you like to try new foods? What role does food have in our celebrations and special events?