Parents & Teachers


#101 - When I Grow Up
Caillou can’t wait to grow up and do new things. When he and Mom clean out the attic and find an old chest full of wonderful belongings, Caillou realizes these treasures of the past were once someone’s dreams for the future, and he longs for his own. But when he finds a dead bird in the garden, getting older suddenly seems pretty scary. After Mom and Dad assure him he has lots and lots of time, Caillou contemplates possible future jobs, like being a mailman or policeman. Meanwhile, the puppets aren’t getting any bigger – even though Rexy’s and Teddy’s long shadows give them pause!

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#102 – Summertime
It’s summertime, and Caillou and his family are making the most of the season with days at the beach, a camping trip in the woods, and even a wonderful day at a theme park. Rexy, Teddy, and Gilbert are determined not to be left out, and plan a great picnic of their own. It would be a real summer treat, except the puppets forget one little thing: food! Caillou will never forget swimming and building a sandcastle with Dad; spotting a moose near their campsite; and whirling on the theme park rides. But maybe the best day of all is the one when Mom perks up a hot afternoon in the backyard with a homemade waterfall: the lawn sprinkler!

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#103 – I’m All Better
Staying healthy – and coping when you’re not – is the order of the day. Caillou confronts a first visit to the dentist, a follow-up with the doctor after painful treatment for an earache, and an itchy case of chicken pox! But in each instance, Caillou learns to handle his fears with courage and to temper his impatience. And when Dad is laid low with a bad cold, Caillou takes charge, bringing him snacks, making a get well card, and keeping his spirits up. Teddy could use some cheering, too; he’s not well either, but Rexy and Gilbert tend to him. Everyone learns that getting better takes time.

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#104 – Pets!
Caillou learns about taking care of his beloved cat, Gilbert. And Gilbert decides he wants to have a pet, not just be one. He adopts Rexy, but decides having a pet is too much work. Caillou also discovers the rigors of responsibility. First, he comforts Gilbert during a trip to the vet for his shot. Later, when Gilbert is stranded up a tree, Caillou rallies the fire brigade to his rescue. He also plays detective to find the missing Gilbert when the cat disappears (napping in Caillou’s bed!). And he plays diplomat, too, when Gilbert’s resistance to children’s games forces Caillou to figure out kitty games that his pet much prefers.

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#105 – My Sister Rosie
It’s a mixed bag having a little sister. Caillou and Rosie sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa’s in new bunk beds – but delight turns to fright for Caillou in the top bunk, and he cuddles on the bottom with Rosie instead. Later, sibling strife during a car ride with Dad turns to chivalry when the car breaks down, and Caillou takes care of his frightened sister as the tow truck takes them to the garage. Later on at home, Mom has to leave for the day. and Caillou helps Dad on the daily routine; he realizes that he knows how Mom does lots of things, especially when it comes to taking care of little Rose. Meanwhile, Rexy plays with his imaginary sister in the yard until a baby squirrel becomes his surrogate sibling.

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#106 – Caillou Creates
Caillou discovers his creative side. He begins with a Father’s Day gift for Dad, a creation of paint and Popsicle sticks that, to Caillou’s delight, Dad instantly treasures because Caillou made it. A day at Grandma’s with Rosie reveals that playing music together can be noisy fun. And a gloomy mood is lifted when Caillou turns his blues into a session with Grandma’s paints. Caillou also has a ball performing in the daycare center play, especially when Mom and Dad come to watch. The puppets are in a creative mood, too; Teddy creates a collage, Gilbert writes an ode to the garden, and Rexy does wonders recycling found odds and ends.

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#107 – Caillou Cooks
Someone’s in the kitchen; it’s Caillou! After making too much of a mess trying to help Mom, Caillou plays pretend-cooking with Sarah, and they bring Mom a bouquet of dandelions and a tasty cake made of toy blocks. The menu is just as playful at Grandma’s, where she and Caillou make display goodies from cardboard and glue. Later, the results are equally gluey when Caillou tries his hand at making cookies. But he does much better the day he makes his own breakfast for the first time. Meanwhile, Rexy sends Teddy and Gilbert invitations for a costume party feast.

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#108 – Food-a-Licious
Caillou begins to realize how many yummy things there are to eat. First, a visit to a farm teaches Caillou where eggs come from. Then, a walk in the park with Grandma lifts Caillou’s low opinion of vegetables when he sees how much birds and animals love them. Veggies get a further boost when Grandpa shows Caillou how to plant carrots, and he finds that nursing his plants gives them great new flavor. Caillou gets another taste treat at dinner at Sarah’s house, along with a lesson in how to use chopsticks. But not even chopsticks can help Rexy, Teddy, and Gilbert. The puppets’ best-laid plan to eat each other’s food goes awry when they find they only like their own. But there are no hurt feelings and it’s bon appetit all 'round.

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#109 – Traveling!
Trains, boats, cars, planes; Caillou is learning about travel. Caillou and Grandpa fix up an old toy boat and sail it on the lake in the park. Then Caillou and Dad explore the many things to do on a train during a cross-country family trip. Back home, Caillou helps Dad wash the car and pretends they’re zooming down the road. But it’s even more exciting when he gets to sit in the cockpit during his first plane flight. The puppets, however, are getting nowhere fast. Rexy thinks he can drive around the world until Gilbert explains about oceans. And Teddy attaches wings to his back, pretending to fly. It’s a good thing one can travel by walking, too!

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#110 – Puppy Love
Cat-loving Caillou discovers all about dogs. But it's off to a bumpy start when early, in the park, a stranger’s fierce dog scares Caillou. But later on, Caillou and Dad bring home a lost pooch, and by the time they find its owner, Caillou is attached to his new pup pal. Then he meets the kind “Seeing Eye” companion of a blind woman. Caillou’s so intrigued by the dog’s abilities that he and Mom visit a training school where these special dogs learn their skills. Caillou decides he wants a dog of his own, but Mom and Dad remind him he has Gilbert to love and care for. It’s a reminder not lost on Teddy and Rexy, whose dress-up game of puppies rouses the sleeping Gilbert, their very favorite... cat!

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#111 – Best Behavior
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. During a Sunday brunch with the family at a fancy restaurant, Caillou minds his Ps and Qs; it’s Rosie who fools around under the buffet table! Caillou also conducts himself well when he’s Sarah’s guest at school at Little Brother or Sister Day. But he learns that good behavior also means being considerate of the feelings and belongings of others after he’s mean to Rosie and ruins one of her dolls. The rambunctious Rexy, too, gets lessons in good manners from Gilbert and Teddy – but he’s still got a lot to learn!

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#112 – Starry Night
Things that go bump in the night, and others that light up the sky, are on everyone’s mind today. A family corn roast dinner at Grandma and Grandpa’s under the star-studded sky prompts Grandpa to bring out his telescope and introduce Caillou to the constellations, planets, and moon. But fun turns to fear at bedtime when Caillou decides that a monster is lurking in his room. Maybe he’s picked up the puppets’ jitters; their own night under the stars convinces Rexy that a monster’s hovering over them! All’s well when Mom and Dad unmask Caillou’s monster as a tree branch on the window, and Rexy’s one-eyed monster turns out to be the shimmering moon!

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#113 – Lost And Found
A day of new discoveries! Caillou loses his voice, finds a frog in his throat, and finds other neat ways to communicate, until the frog goes away. The puppets are also in on the discovery action when Rexy finds what he believes to be a magic Bauble on the ground. But when he finds out DeeDee lost her precious “thing,” Rexy magically returns it to her. Caillou, later on, is missing one of his favorite socks. He searches the house, and 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.

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#114 – Just For Laughs
Caillou’s clowning around today and having a wonderful time. Seeing Bravo the magician at Leo’s birthday party inspires Caillou 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 also gets to go to a parade; have another pretend parade with Dad; and even makes puppet clowns with Grandma. Meanwhile, the resident puppets, Rexy, Teddy and Gilbert, trade jokes and hearty laughter.

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#115 – Caillou Helps Out
Everyone’s lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma’s help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Rexy, on the other hand, is disappointed when Teddy and DeeDee are too busy with their chores to play with him. Gilbert suggests that Rexy help the others out - that way they’ll be finished sooner and ready to play. Caillou really likes to play with Leo’s pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn’t realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo’s pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it’s not all fun and games – especially with Gilbert around!

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#116 – Imagine!
Today, Caillou discovers something inside him that makes ordinary things fun: imagination! Unable to fly his kite on a windless day, Caillou stares at the clouds and finds they’re really wagons, balloons and dinosaurs, if you look at them just right. When rain grounds his kite another day, Caillou and Dad turn the living room into a pirate ship – with Gilbert shaking the dormant kite like a lively fish. It’s also fun playing with his friend George, who no one can see but Caillou. Meanwhile, the puppets fall into individual reveries about singing, dancing, and conducting an orchestra – then realize they can imagine together, and make a full concert of it!

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#117 – Big Brother Caillou
Today, Caillou learns the importance of being a big brother. Caillou is very excited because he’s going to a parade with horses, drummers and clowns. But Rosie is afraid of clowns so Mom isn’t sure it’s a good idea to go. Caillou is upset because he thinks he’ll miss the parade because of that. But then he has a good idea: if he shows Rosie that clowns are just people wearing silly costumes, she won’t be afraid anymore. When Rosie's fears are calmed down a little, Caillou realizes that his role as a big brother is very important. Rexy, who is “sort-of” a big brother to DeeDee, is at a loss for words when she asks his opinion on her painting. He doesn’t want to hurt her feelings, but Teddy advises him to just be honest. Rexy soon finds out that the truth (that the painting looked like a big green blob) was exactly what DeeDee was going for.

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#118 – Words
Writing and reading are the focus today. Caillou is all excited to read the weekend paper with Daddy, but the wind and a very mischievous cat delay his reading time. With a little patience and persistence, Caillou finally gets to enjoy his favorite comic strip. Later, when Mommy is upset because the mailman only brings bills, bills, and more bills, she tells Caillou that it would be great to get a nice letter for a change. Caillou and Daddy decide to write Mommy a really nice letter, and the next morning they give it to the mail carrier to deliver. Mommy is thrilled! Meanwhile Teddy and Rexy each learn a new word from the dictionary and decide to use their new words all day long.

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#119 – I Can Do It!
Caillou’s learning to do new things, and discovering it’s okay to have help while he learns. To prove he’s ready to help Dad paint the porch, Caillou paints Rosie’s dollhouse first – and Gilbert, with paint-dipped paws, does some painting too! Caillou moves from renovation to recreation when Dad and Sarah teach him to play baseball; Dad teaches him to swim; and Clementine goads him into going down the big kids’ slide. With courage and practice, he’s soon able to do these things on his own – unlike Rexy, who makes a mess of his efforts to build a snowman until Gilbert and Teddy help him out, and make it more fun, too.

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#120 - My Family
Today Caillou learns that being a part of a family is something very special. Dad lends Caillou his old camera and helps him take pictures of every member of their family — including Gilbert. Looking at the photo album, the family remembers when Gilbert was a kitten and first came to live with them. When Caillou and his family go to the zoo, Caillou is thrilled to see that animals have families too. Meanwhile, Rexy is heartbroken when he discovers he doesn't have a family or any papers. Teddy and Gilbert decide to draw up official papers and adopt Rexy, who is thrilled to have a family just like everyone else.

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#121 - Winter!
Wintertime brings lots of new experiences. Sarah teaches Caillou to build a snowman, Dad helps him stay upright on his ice skates (and picks him up when he falls down), and Mom shows Caillou the fine points of downhill skiing, including how not to be afraid of the ski lift. Meanwhile, Rexy has never seen snow and thinks the backyard is disappearing. The shimmering winter blanket inspires Gilbert to write a poem. And, Teddy, in true bear style, just craves a long winter’s nap! But soon, a glorious sight makes everyone sit up and take notice. When Caillou and Dad get to the vendor too late to buy a good Christmas tree, they decorate one in the yard instead. All the beautiful colored lights chase away the winter gloom.

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#122 - After Dark!
Things get a little scary today. Caillou and his new neighbors, Jason and Jeffery, are playing hide and go seek in the backyard, until dusk brings out the shadows. A flashlight and Mommy help chase the shadows away. That evening, Caillou can't fall asleep when he hears scary "scratchy monster" noises and thinks there's a monster in his room. Daddy shows him that a tree branch brushing against the window is making the noises and the only monster in Caillou's room is Gilbert. Later, a bad dream about a scary monster leads to a restless night for Caillou. Mommy and Daddy help him learn to fall asleep safely in his own bed. Meanwhile, in a burst of imagination, Rexy makes up a scary “Spookindoodle” character. It takes Teddy and Gilbert to help Rexy realize the "Spookindoodle" only exists in his mind. And, finally, when Caillou sleeps over at Leo's house for the first time, he has fun till it's time to go to sleep. A phone call to Mommy reminds Caillou that Teddy was looking forward to spending the night. Together they rest easily.

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#123 - Nature
Today Caillou discovers the wonders of the natural world. Grandma introduces Caillou to the many birds that live in the park, and then gives him a bird house for his own backyard. That’s why Caillou’s prepared when he and Sarah find a baby bird that’s fallen from its nest, and they nurse it back to health. Later, Caillou and his daycare buddies have a treasure hunt in the forest. With Sarah and a magnifying glass, Caillou pretends to be a jungle explorer, hunting "big game" (like Gilbert and butterflies) in the garden. The puppets are on their own safari: Gilbert plays a detective game with flowers, Teddy searches for wild berries, and Rexy goes on the lookout for wild animals.

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#124 - Knowing I'm Growing
Caillou is getting bigger! Caillou's feet are growing, so Mommy takes him to the shoe store where the salesman measures his feet, and Caillou gets a new pair of shoes. But he's not as big as Andre, who can ride a big bike, or Sarah, who is losing a tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy. Caillou is reassured he’s growing when the growth chart shows how tall he has become. And, Caillou is too big for his favorite shirt, so he gives it to his favorite teddy bear to wear. Meanwhile, Rexy is discouraged when he realizes he hasn't grown — not even an inch! Teddy explains to Rexy that growing happens inside as well as outside.

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#125– All Kinds of Weather
Rain, sleet, sun, and snow: Caillou is amazed by all the ways that weather changes. When a booming thunderstorm rolls in one night, Caillou and Gilbert are put in quite a state. Luckily, Daddy knows a little trick that helps Caillou track the storm. Caillou later learns that rainy days can be fun too when he and Mommy splash in puddles. And when a winter storm hits, Mom and Dad transform a scary blackout into a fun-filled indoor camping trip, complete with sleeping bags and marshmallows! The “leaking sky” also has Teddy and Rexy thinking. Gilbert explains the changing weather and how rain and snow help things grow.

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#126 – Caillou Discovers
From the computer age to the dinosaur age, Caillou makes many discoveries. There is lots of excitement in the house when Daddy brings home a computer. The computer is fun for all and Caillou must learn to share it with his entire family – even Gilbert! Caillou then explores the dinosaur age when he and Leo find a fish fossil rock in Caillou’s backyard. They visit the library to learn more about dinosaurs and fossils and decide to share their little treasure with others by displaying it there. Meanwhile, Teddy helps Gilbert move a rock closer to a flower to make them both look prettier.

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#127 - Friends
Caillou’s Grandma is surprised when Caillou tells her he doesn’t have any friends. She reminds him about Clementine, Leo, his cat Gilbert, and tells him that even his sister Rosie is his friend. Caillou soon realizes he has a lot of friends – including Grandma. But to have a good friend, you have to be a good friend. Caillou learns that forgiveness is also part of friendship when he accidentally breaks Clementine’s bucket. Later, Caillou must forgive his new friend Andre, when Andre accidentally breaks Caillou’s favorite chair. Rexy imitates Gilbert in an effort to show just how much he likes and respects Gilbert. He soon realizes being just like Gilbert isn’t easy. However, when they combine their talents, they both shine.

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#128 - Springtime!
Caillou is excited that spring is coming, but is disappointed when he finds out there will be no more snow. Caillou and Sarah find a way to save a patch of snow they find under the porch, but soon learn they can’t keep it forever. Also today, Caillou’s excited because its raining and he’s looking forward to puddle splashing. But by the time he’s ready to go, the rain has already stopped. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of puddles for Caillou to jump in! Springtime also means spring cleaning and Caillou is ready to help! Mommy and Daddy decide that Caillou is big enough for a chore of his own. Rexy discovers what he thinks are tiny “snowpeople “ in the yard. Teddy tells him they aren’t tiny people, but the first flowers of spring.

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#129 – All In A Day
Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn’t have any clean clothes. Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy’s old clothes. Later, Caillou helps Mommy and Daddy get ready for a party and is disappointed to find out that this party is just for grown ups. Caillou and Daddy also turn bath time into playtime with a motorboat and a big bottle of bubble bath. The puppets are suffering from the heat outside, until Rexy makes up a “cool” game where everyone pretends they are freezing.

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#130 - Celebrations
It’s time to celebrate! Caillou is invited to a Hispanic themed birthday party for his friend Xavier. With a stick in hand, Caillou discovers the special surprise hidden in the piñata. There are more surprises for Caillou as he learns all about Chinese New Year with Sarah and her cousin. The celebration continues as Caillou’s friends gather to celebrate Caillou’s birthday. Later, Caillou and Grandma throw Grandpa a surprise belated birthday party! Grandpa is surprised, and very happy! Also today, Teddy plans a surprise celebration for Rexy and Gilbert.

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#131 - Games to Play
Finding fun ways to play is the theme today. Caillou, Clementine, and Leo are disappointed because they can’t go to the zoo. The kids cheer up after Caillou’s Mommy and Daddy help them pretend to be animals themselves. Also today, Caillou, Rosie, and Julie (their babysitter) go on a scavenger hunt and decide to make a surprise craft for Mommy and Daddy with the cool stuff they found. Meanwhile, the puppets create a new game – “hide and hug.”

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#132 - Grown-Ups and Me
Caillou meets a lot of new people today. This episode recalls the very first time Mommy and Daddy call upon Julie to baby-sit for Caillou and Rosie. Caillou likes Julie because she knows so many fun games. Later Caillou’s invited to spend the day with Clementine’s family picking strawberries. Although he’s nervous to be away from his family, Caillou soon discovers that Clementine’s family is a lot like his own. Caillou also goes to day care for the first time. Day care is scary until he meets his teacher Miss Martin, and makes two new friends, Leo and Clementine. He has so much fun that when his Mommy comes to pick him up, Caillou doesn’t want to go home! DeeDee and Rexy play house in the yard and realize that it’s more fun being young.

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#133 - Try, Try Again
Caillou learns that practice makes perfect. Daddy and Grandpa teach Caillou a new game to play as they hike—catching falling leaves before they hit the ground. At first, it’s difficult but with a little practice, Caillou is able to keep up the family tradition. Later, Caillou becomes frustrated while learning to tie his shoes, but by watching Rosie he learns you can succeed if you keep trying. Also today, Caillou goes to the swimming pool where Daddy teaches Caillou how to swim. After a few lessons, Caillou gets better and better and soon he can swim on his own. The puppets teach Rexy how to hug without knocking things over.

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#134 - Adventure!
Today is full of adventure! Caillou, Daddy, and Rosie take the car to the car wash, which is scary for Rosie at first. But, big brother Caillou explains everything to his sister, who ends up liking the car wash too! Caillou, Rosie, and their babysitter, Julie, use their imagination to travel to pretend far away places like the desert, a big mountain, and even waterfalls in the tropical forest. Then the family goes to a theme park. Caillou is excited but a little scared to go on all the rides. Rexy and DeeDee go adventuring under a box in the yard.

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#135 - Getting Along
Caillou learns how to get along with others today. When he learns a bad word from an older child, Caillou uses it on Clementine and hurts her feelings. When Mommy finds out, she makes Caillou apologize, and soon he and Clementine are friends again. Caillou and Rosie are at odds as they play in the sandbox. Caillou promises Mommy that they will take turns and share the space. Later, Caillou learns just how important it is to keep a promise when he meets up with his friends Jason and Jeffery in the park. The twin boys promise to take Caillou to the circus, but then don’t follow through with their promise. Meanwhile, Gilbert’s upset with Rexy for messing up his game with Teddy, but thanks to Teddy all is resolved.

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#136 - Caillou’s Neighborhood
Caillou gets to know his neighbor, Mr. Hinkle, through a fun game of hide-and-seek, and then goes along with Grandma to visit some of her friends in a retirement home. Later, Caillou’s trip to the park teaches him that cooperation is key when playing with Leo and Clementine.

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#137 - Old and New
Grandpa shows Caillou a tree with a special hiding place, the same place his Daddy used when he was Caillou’s age! When getting ready for his neighborhood’s garage sale, Caillou finds that parting with his old toys isn’t an easy job. Later, Caillou helps Mommy clean out the attic, and they come across an old chest, and discover neat treasures inside.

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#138 - Vacations
Caillou’s first airplane ride brings lots of new experiences: a fun breakfast, an amazing view out the window and a trip to the flight deck with Daddy. Also, Caillou misses his friend Sarah when she goes away on an all-summer trip to China. Teddy is heartbroken when the family goes on a trip and he’s left behind.

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#139 - Getting the Message
Caillou learns 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.

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#140 - Fall Is in the Air
Autumn brings fresh cool air and fun surprises. Caillou and Rosie have a ball playing in the piles of fallen leaves in the backyard. Come October, Grandpa and Caillou take a trip to the pumpkin patch and have Daddy help them carve their jack-o-lantern. In November, Thanksgiving seems like a big hassle until Mommy and Daddy explain its significance, which gets Caillou into the spirit.

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