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Father and Son
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FATHER AND SON

1.  Toddlin'

Viewers will understand what it's like to be two years old again in this delightful portrait of Nick Spears at age two. Shot by his dad and edited by Alex Searls, this is the home movie that kept growing.

All the nuances and challenges of toddlerhood are on display in Toddlin'. Viewers will learn how to play "slow-fast" and "look away-lookback." They will ride the carousel, walk the track, learn the alphabet, eat a peach, play tennis, watch trains, make funny sounds in the bathtub, run wild with friends, and most important of all, "play too-toos at a too-too store." The age of two years old will never seem less terrible.

Toddlin' has proved to be equally popular with child-loving grown-ups and with other toddlers, many of whom ask again and again to watch "Nick," who is kind of a two-year-old version of Tom Sawyer—sweet, funny, and always ready for an adventure.

If you love babies, if you are thinking of having a baby, if you are working with babies, or if you are studying babies, Toddlin' will fill your mind and warm your heart.

Toddlin' is now available via streaming and download, as well as on DVD. View the trailer below, and click on Watch Film to rent or download the film.


2.  Train Boys

Nick's adventures continue in the sequel, Train Boys. Nick is now three years old and simply adores trains of all sizes and kinds - wooden trains, Thomas trains, commuter trains, Amtrack!

In Train Boys you will take a trip to Washington's historic Union Station with Nick and his dad and see why trains are so totally exciting and fun (and educational too). It's a joyous ride, and Nick is a delightfully entertaining host.

Train Boys is now available via streaming and download, as well as on DVD. View the trailer below, and click on Watch Film to rent or download the film.



3.  The Three Spears

The third film in this trilogy is called The Three Spears, and it's a bit different from the other two. In The Three Spears we watch Nick grow from a tender three-and-a-half year old into a lively six year old - with all the glorious developmental bases touched.

The third character in The Three Spears is Nick's grandfather, whom we meet on the morning of his 86th Christmas Day. Nick's Dad is now the son here, as we see the developmental changes of very old age interwoven with the maturation of the young Nick. Flashbacks show the high points and challenges of a life well lived all the way to the end.


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