Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Surrounded by his parents, his little sister, Rosie, his grandparents and friends his age, Caillou discovers the world and just can’t wait to grow up! Everything around him is an excuse to embark on exciting adventures, learn new things and have fun. Whether he’s at school, at home or in a park, Caillou finds opportunities for learning and growing everywhere!
Each episode of the series is a slice of Caillou’s life. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures where Caillou can play “make-believe”. But Caillou can tell the difference between real life and pretending. When he is done playing make-believe, Caillou happily returns to the familiar daily routine of a 4-year-old. Indeed, each episode begins and ends firmly anchored in the real world.
Designed for preschoolers, the Caillou television series is composed of 30 minute episodes divided into three 7 minute adventures. In each adventure, Caillou discovers the big, wide world, experiences new things, shares his imaginary adventures with us and sometimes, even sings for his little viewers!
A 180-degree turn!
Since the beginning of the CAILLOU television series, each episode has featured everyday experiences and events that resonate with all children. Caillou is as realistic as possible so that young viewers can identify with him – and vice-versa! After all, Caillou is based on what real kids say and do.
Now, CAILLOU’s focus is on role-playing and “make-believe.” Children develop and mature through play. In fact, by imagining they are someone else, they can often accomplish extraordinary things they would never have thought possible. Their self-confidence improves and they enjoy and take pride in growing up.
Like other children, Caillou spruces up reality with a healthy dose of imagination. Each episode begins with an everyday event from Caillou’s life that, through his mind’s eye, quickly turns into a fantastic and larger-than-life adventure. Though Caillou has not experienced much in real life, in his imagination, things are very different! He can do the impossible and be the hero of a breathtakingly dangerous adventure… safe and sound in his own home, park or playschool. Why he can just sit back and imagine he is the strongest, bravest boy in the world, saving planet Earth every day!
Young viewers, who are used to playing make-believe, will be thrilled to see Caillou playing just as they do, and becoming more and more like them. Captivated by his lively imaginary adventures, they will be inspired to use their imaginations even more to make up adventures of their own.