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!
Educational Goal: Social and Emotional Growth
Caillou wants to take skating lessons just like Sarah, but skating proves to be harder than Caillou expected. The invitation to Clementine’s party ends up at Sarah’s house instead of Caillou’s house. When Clementine tells Caillou how much she enjoys it when her older brother teaches her things, Caillou decides to teach his sister Rosie something. Caillou learns the importance of being on time.
Rosie is scared to go through the car wash, but when big brother Caillou explains how everything works, Rosie ends up having a blast. Julie shows Caillou and Rosie how to use their imaginations to travel to far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even a tropical forest. Later, Caillou is nervous about going to the theme park–some of those rides look scary!
Caillou has trouble “getting the message” until he learns that there are many different ways to communicate. He makes friends with Robbie, a deaf boy he meets in the park, and learns how to communicate using sign language. Shopping with Daddy, Caillou and Rosie help to surprise Mommy by keeping a secret about her special gift.
Daddy and Grandpa teach Caillou how to catch falling leaves before they hit the ground. Later, Caillou has trouble learning how to tie his shoes. Also today, Daddy teaches Caillou how to swim. Gradually, Caillou gets better and better, and soon he can swim on his own.
When Caillou sees Bravo the magician at Leo’s birthday party, he is inspired to become Caillou the Great and put on a magic show of his own. Later, he plays the clown for a wary Rosie, who’s afraid of clowns until Caillou shows her they’re just people wearing silly costumes. Caillou goes to a parade, and has a pretend parade with Dad, and even makes puppet clowns with Grandma.
Caillou discovers new ways of communicating when he loses his voice. While Caillou searches the house for his missing sock, he accidentally locks himself in the basement. Daddy comes to the rescue, only he locks himself in the basement too! All is well when Mommy saves them both and finds the missing sock. Caillou, Rosie and Julie, their babysitter, go on a scavenger hunt.
Grandpa to brings out his telescope and introduces Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. Soon after, Grandpa discovers that the new planetarium will have a costume contest at the opening. Fun turns to fear at bedtime when Caillou suspects that a monster is lurking in his room. When the power goes out during a storm, Mommy and Daddy build a fire and toast marshmallows.
Sometimes it’s okay to be messy and loud, but Caillou is learning there are times and places when he has to be on his best behavior. At a fancy restaurant, Caillou minds his manners while Rosie fools around under the buffet table. After Caillou ruins one of Rosie’s dolls, he realizes that good behavior also means being considerate of other people’s feelings and belongings.
Caillou gets his shovel back, but Jay is disappointed because Caillou is going back on their “no tradebacks” agreement. Finally, Caillou relents and returns the shovel to Jay, and makes do with the stickers he received in the original trade.
Caillou learns about insects and how to treat the environment.
Caillou learns that he can solve any problem with his imagination.
After a riveting lesson about how plants grow, Caillou promises to bring his classmates fresh raspberries from Mommy’s raspberry bush.
After Caillou is appointed Safety Helper, he makes sure that his classmates are being safe.
Caillou learns that there is no one “right” way to dance at Miss Martin’s dance party.
Grandma and Grandpa don’t do things like Mommy and Daddy, but maybe that’s a good thing…
After fighting over the spaceship toy, Caillou and Leo come to a common resolution–rather than keeping the toy for themselves, they’ll give it to someone else!
Caillou and Leo learn a lesson about keeping an open mind when they play ringette.
Clementine plays very carefully when she is wearing her new pair of light-up shoes, but Caillou has a solution.
Caillou borrows Sarah’s kite and learns how to fly it.
Caillou is excited about another No Cleaning Allowed Day at school… until he discovers that the mess has taken over the whole classroom! It’s not fun trying to play when you keep stepping on toys. When Miss Martin suggests that they clean the classroom up, the kids jump at the opportunity.
Caillou really wants to skate, but he has to be patient while Daddy makes the ice skating rink. Caillou, Rosie, and Daddy find fun things to do while they wait–like build a snowman!
Caillou conducts several experiments with his shadow as a “shadow scientist”!
Caillou’s friend Daniel teaches him how to roller skate.
Caillou learns that it is important stay safe when you are playing sports.
When Caillou, Leo, and Sarah have nothing to play, they decide to create a brand new game using items from around the house.