Introducing my children to Spot! (+ giveaway)

One of the earliest memories I have is my dad reading me my Spot books at bedtime. They were my favourites and I asked for them every night.
Eric Hill created Spot way back in 1980 in a lift-the-flap book. His toddler-like behaviour introduces children to new experiences through friendship and play. The adorable little puppy has been loved internationally since and the books have been published in 50 languages including sign language and Braille and over 60 million books have been sold.

20+ years since reading the books myself, I was thrilled to receive a little Spot themed pack for the kids. We received a copy of Spot's Hide and Seek book, a DVD of Spot Goes to the Farm, a cute Spot hand puppet and tote bag.


The kids absolutely love reading so we had to give the book a go first. The book is called Hide and Seek and on every double page spread you are in a different setting such as the beach, farm or kitchen. To the right of the pages there is a list of things to find across those two pages with images of the items to help. C (almost 4 years of age) was better at this than E (who is almost 2). She tended to point at the helping images whereas C really tried to search. Some things he'd find right away and others he needed a bit of help with. It was a really fun activity to do with the kids and I loved combining fun with learning.


At the back of the book you are also given some bonus items to find. These were a little harder for C as he had to remember the image then flick back to the right page to search. He did quite well though! I was impressed. 


There is also a great new website Fun with Spot which we took a look at too. You can find out more about the books, Spot news and there are even some games to play and activity sheets to download. C had fun with the dress up game! There is a new app coming out on August 16th which I will be reviewing here on the blog so do keep an eye out for that.

I put the Spot Goes to the Farm DVD one early evening whilst we were waiting for Chris to get home from work. Both kids snuggled up in a blanket and couldn't wait to watch. 


The DVD contains 11 episodes:
  • Spot Goes to the Farm
  • Spot's Horse
  • Spot's Breakfast
  • Spot in the Woods
  • Spot Goes to the Circus
  • Spot's Umbrella
  • Spot Goes Splash!
  • Spot Stays Overnight
  • Spot Goes to the Fair
  • Spot Goes to the Park
  • Spot Help Grandma





C and E were totally engrossed in the DVD whilst it was playing. C kept telling me about different things that Spot was doing, the characters he was meeting and how he thought Spot felt. It was really nice to see that he was taking such an interest in it. I loved watching too. The animation just seems like pages of those original Spot books that I read years ago were coming to life. I think the kids really like Spot because he does things that they do and likes the things that they are interested in. After the first episode at the farm, I asked him where he thought Spot should go next and he replied, "the park" so he liked that there was actually an episode about the park. The episodes are quite short (the entire run time is 55 minutes) so every time an episode went over, E would point and shout, "oh no!" She didn't want it to be over!


I've also been offered a second copy of Spot Goes to the Farm to give away to one of my readers! All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. 

 T&C's:
  • The giveaway will run from August 15th until August 28th
  • One winner will win one copy of Spot Goes to the Farm on DVD
  • The prize will be sent to the prize winner from the PR
  • Open to entrants aged 18+
  • UK and ROI residents only
  • No automated entries
  • One entry per person
  Good luck!

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59 comments

  1. I would love to introduce my little Grandson to Spot!

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  2. i was a big spot fan as a child :) this story would be great as hoping to stay on a farm on holiday next year x

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  3. I remember reading spot as a child, I remember it been read to us in school.

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  4. I used to love reading Spot the dog books when I was a child. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. x

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  5. I loved Spot as a child, watched it with my little brother as he grew up and now to watch the children enjoy it too is awesome. They already have a lot of the books

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  6. spot spot loveable spot,still sing it now

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  7. I used to read Spot to my daughter and now Im reading to my Grandson!

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  8. Spot is one of the only books I remember as a child (along with the Owl who was Afraid of the Dark) so I love reading it to my son now!

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  9. Spot wasn't around when I was a child, but Bill and Ben was!

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  10. I read Spot books when I was a kid, and I'm so glad that the little chap is still around for my niece to enjoy now. :)

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  11. i loved the spot open the flap books as a child

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  12. i use to watch Spot when i was younger

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  13. I worked in a children's Nursery years ago. We had story corner, the children loved Spot, as do I.

    Rachel Craig

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  14. I read Spot to my children and think my grandson would love this DVD

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  15. I used to watch it a lot when I was a kid. I had a video and there were lions, tigers and bears hiding (or elephants - I can't fully remember!). EJ Dunn

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  16. Spot is a lovely little character. I can't believe he's been around so long now. x

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  17. Don't remember reading anything when I was young
    Love all these books

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  18. I can just about remember Spot as a kid. I'd like to win for my niece.

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  19. I used to love Spot as a child! Brings back some lovely memories!

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  20. my grandson daniel loves spot, i dont remember it as a child, but i do remember andy pandy and im sure spotty dog was in that programme

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  21. I've never watched it but I'm sure it would keep the grandchildren quiet. My favourites are Tom and Jerry

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  22. Spot was one of my favourites as a child!

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  23. My daughter loves Spot.

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  24. I remember spot from childhood

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  25. I love Spot the dog ,I have grown up with Spot as have all my children!

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  26. I used to love spot as a child id love to introduce it to my own children

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  27. I used to love Spot as a child and I am glad he is still going strong xxx

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  28. My little girl loves the books so dvd would be great to win

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  29. I used to love the lift-the-flap spot book I had as a child! Glad it's still around! (@PeanutHog)

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  30. Love Spot, my Grandchildren are reading the same books that my children had #happydays

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  31. We loved Spot growing up and had the video. I still remember the song. "Spot, Spot, Loveable Spot. He's soft and cuddly and he smiles a lot. If you ever have a pup that's good enough it's Spot, Spot, Spot!"

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  32. Hi Rebecca, your children are cute!!! Fab prize!

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  33. My step-granddaughter thinks Spot looks like my Beagle, Bruce, so whenever she sees it she just keeps shouting 'Brucie' at the TV!

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  34. I loved spot when I was little.

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  35. I though Spot was great when I was a child.

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  36. I loved spot when i was a child, my little 1 does too :)

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  37. We love Spot ... the illustrations are fantastic!

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  38. I love Spot. I always like the Christmas episode where he finds the lost reindeers!

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  39. We Love Spot and I loved it as a child do. Would always take Spot books out at the library :) - Cassandra Mayers

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  40. Spot brings back fond memories! Spot Spot lovable Spot :)

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  41. lspot is one of there favourites

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  42. I grew up with spot and I loved the books I didn't have dvds then though!

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  43. My granddaughter enjoyed reading her book about Spot with me when we went on a day trip together yesterday.

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  44. my kids love spot, and i remember my cousin having spot books !

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  45. our first family dog was called spot. :)

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  46. I used to watch Spot as a child and now my kids love watching it x

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  47. I loved Spot as a kid, the books were great too. My kids enjoy Spot also the flap books are a great activity :-) x

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  48. I loved Spot when I was younger. My son isn't too interested but hoping my daughter will be

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  49. i remember spot when my children were small
    from samantha price

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  50. Didn't get enough Spot the Dog when I was little!
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  51. Spot came out the year I was born so by the time I hit nursery school the spot books were all the rage :D

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