E and Aric love trucks! Aric enjoys playing with them and watching real ones in action. E on the other hand has always been interested in how trucks work. We occasionally talk about the different types of trucks and their uses.
When E and Aric saw the commercials for Terrific Trucks, a new series coming to the Sprout channel, their eyes lit up! Anytime the commercial comes on, Aric stops in his tracks just to watch it and E can’t wait for the premiere of the show. To say that they are excited is an understatement!
About Terrific Trucks:
Terrific Trucks follows five live action truck friends with big personalities. Join Tork (the dump truck), Dug (the digger), Sparky (the front end loader), Stotz (the semi) and Blinker (the scooper) as they take on big jobs each day in a fun, exciting and immersive environment that showcases the trucks in a close up style. Whether they are crushing cars, digging a foundation, or tearing down a barn, important lessons will be shared as the trucks overcome obstacles on projects to get the job done – proving nothing is too tough for Terrific Trucks when they work together!
We were invited to Diggerland in West Berlin, New Jersey for a preview of the show.
This was our first time visiting Diggerland which happens to be where the Construction Site Kids Song featuring Carly from the Sunny Side Up Show was filmed!
While there, We had the opportunity to explore the construction themed rides and check out the stunt show performed for guests. The show, featuring heavy equipment acrobatics and stunts, had the children present fully engaged. Even I was impressed!
We were treated to lunch while we watched an episode of Terrific Trucks and had the opportunity to hear from Amy Friedman, SVP, Programming and Development at Sprout.
Fun facts about the show:
- Terrific Trucks is filmed with real trucks in a real world setting!
- Filming took place at at a quarry outside of Toronto, Canada.
- Each episode in the series is a half-hour with eleven minute segments.
- Each truck has their unique personality and skills that they use to help the team get the job done!
Guest cameos on Terrific Trucks!
I was thrilled when I heard that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have cameos in Terrific Trucks throughout the season and will appear in additional episodes set to air in 2017.!
Dax Shepard appears in the premiere episode, “The Big Little Dig Tutor,” on July 9 as a mini-excavator named Digby. Both Bell and Shepard have cameos in “The Mini Truck Dream,” that will be airing on July 30th. Bell will be voicing Zippy, a mini-loader and the twin sister of Terrific Trucks series regular Blinker.
As a parent, I love that the show is age appropriate and stimulates little minds while encouraging exploration, teamwork, problem solving and overcoming obstacles. It’s a show that both E and Aric can enjoy together and I look forward to watching all that the show has to offer little viewers!
If your kids love trucks, they’re not going to want to miss the new TV series premiere this Saturday, July 9th at 9am ET on Sprout! Want a sneak peek? Download the Sprout Playground App! For more details on Terrific Trucks and Sprout, please visit www.sproutonline.com.
Do your little ones love trucks? Are they excited as we are?
Disclosure: Momma T and Family attended the a preview event for Terrific Trucks and received a gift bag. No monetary compensation was received in exchange for this coverage. All opinions are hers alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for readers.