I was quite against the idea of letting my kids watch TV starting at the very young age (my mum’s influence), but really, these days we cannot get rid of this idiot box. I even gave in SIL#1 pestering and subsequently hubby’s and subsribed to ASTRO Kids package after Playhouse Disney Channel was on aired. (I don’t let the kids watch the other channel in the kids package – ie. Nickalodeon, Cartoon Network, their viewing on this package is restricted to Playhouse Disney only) I actually found all the programmes in Playhouse Disney Channel very educational and sometimes I find it hard to decide which hour to let them watch the TV because each programme seems so interesting. But again, I have to set rules and limitation, else they would be glueing in front of the TV 24 hours a day (Maximum 2 hours a day). I try to sit with my kids when they watch TV as much as possible so to answer JS’s question, to explain to her and mainly to be involved and get to know the cartoon characters and story line so we got common things to chat about.
OK.. here’s the list of programme that my kids love
1) Sesame Street. JS’s famous character – ELMO
JS started watching this very young when she was at the babysitter’s place. Seldom watch this anymore, don’t know the air time on TV, so usually watch ELMO VCD. I actually found out JS learned the very basic alphabets and numbers here earlier on.
2) Wheels On The Bus
We have got the whole set 3D animation cartoon, great story line that merged with classic nursery rhymes.
3) Thomas the Tank Engine (VCD)
Got that for WH because he loves transportation.
4) Winnie the Pooh (VCD)
The kids just love Pooh Bear. Don’t know why. Maybe it’s cuddly, maybe we have alot of Pooh soft toys at home.
5) Jojo’s circus
Both kids favourite. Maybe Jojo is cute and colourful.
6) HigglyTown Heroes
Teaches about people. ie jobs
We have a few VCDs on this, it covers on various topics, very educational.
8) Out of The Box
Interesting, can steal some ideas on activities to do with the kids at home especially art and craft. Enhance the kid’s creativity
9) Little Eisteins
Great on music and instruments
Great cartoon that teaches about nature and animals. More on science and facts.
11) Bob The Builder
12) Disney Cinderella
JS’s dislike Sleeping Beauty. The Witch part a bit scary to her.
13) Sound Of Music