My son isn’t a very big fan of television, but when he does want to sit still long enough to watch, he knows exactly what he wants on the screen. Luckily, we have Netflix, so we can have his favorite shows playing any time he wishes. It’s funny to see how his tastes have changed, just in the last 9 months (he started getting interested in TV around 1 year old).
We don’t allow him to just sit in front of the television all day long, but I don’t see the harm of children’s shows in moderation…especially when most of the ones he watches are also educational.
1. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
This was the first show to ever catch the kiddo’s eye. Before we turned on Disney Jr., he didn’t really pay any attention to the TV. Even when Disney Jr was on and there were other shows playing, he didn’t seem interested. However, it seems the “Hot Dog” song won him over. He can know sing a few words of the song while making his stuffed Mickey dance.
2. Sesame Street
When we decided to get Netflix and use it as our primary form of television entertainment, we introduced Sawyer to Sesame Street. We had PBS on Dish Network, but never thought to tune into the channel. The kiddo immediately fell in love with Elmo (“Moe-Moe”). He still loves him and Sesame Street is probably the most requested show in our house.
3. Curious George
Okay, this is probably the least educational show we allow the kiddo to watch. It doesn’t really teach much, except maybe how to get into trouble – yeah, it’s probably not a good idea that he watches and gets ideas for mischief. He loves monkeys though, so I am sure that’s the appeal.
4. Super WHY
We’ve begun watching this show recently, and every now and then, he will request “WHY!” It’s a cute show and very educational…and gives me a break from Moe-Moe every now and then!
What are your children’s favorite shows at the moment?