Something for the people with young kids (in Off-topic)

AdminJonathan March 9 2005 8:40 PM EST

Matthew's hit a stage where he _loves_ to sing along with silly songs with toddler-friendly actions. The Wiggles, for instance. Anything else I can get DVDs of?

No Barney.

Barron [CB2BANK Investors Club] March 9 2005 8:43 PM EST

Jon you have to get a Fraggle Rock tape, dvd, whatever. It will be a big hit favorite for quite some time.

WeaponX March 9 2005 8:51 PM EST

telletubbies, dora, blues clues

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 9 2005 9:03 PM EST

my brother is like that...and i can safely say it drives me insane, good luck Jon
; )

Severswoed March 9 2005 9:06 PM EST

ahh spell checker didnt know many of the shows i just posted, let me try again in html.

1. Dora the Explorer
2. Blues Clues
3. Dragon Tales (PBS)
4. Clifford the Big Red Dog (PBS)
5. Calliou (PBS)
6. Scooby Doo

Dora has taught Ethan, my son who is 3, many songs and some spanish as well. Great for learning a second language at a young age, my son has picked up and can count and knows a few words in spanish too as well as there meaning in English.

Blues Clues uses imagination with learning.

Dragon Tales is moral based with some songs.

Clifford is moral based.

Calliou is moral based from an older sibling doing the right thing perspective.

Scooby Doo is just fun, my son has picked up the theme song and its cute to hear him sing along.
I wound up renting all 15 or 16 Scooby Doo movies and burning them for him, he loves to watch them!

RIPsalt3d March 9 2005 10:03 PM EST

Hi-5. Plenty of song and dance action, in my (limited) toddler-minding experience. Seems there's an American version as well; might be easier to get DVDs of that.

Fishead March 9 2005 10:38 PM EST

Not a DVD, but they Might Be Giants has a CD you both may like.

QBRanger March 9 2005 10:48 PM EST

Personally I have had great results with Baby Einstein DVD's or tapes.

They teach as well as entertain the young ones.

Reebok March 10 2005 1:27 PM EST

I've never actually watched the show, but one of the only words my little brother can say is Boohbah. Apparently it's a little kids show, I checked out the website, and from what I gathered it just hypnotizes little kids. I think it looks kinda creepy, but he goes nuts for the show. I think it's for the real young kids, like 1-2 years old.

Here's the website

Sevare March 12 2005 6:35 AM EST

Raffi was always good, he has a couple videos out along with tapes and such.

Part-time Barman March 12 2005 6:41 AM EST

Bear in the Big Blue House, my niece (almost 2) loves it.
The Tweenies is also good (my friend wrote the theme tune)

AdminG Beee March 12 2005 12:56 PM EST

My two kids got great mileage from the Singing Kettle.Looks like they even cater for the US market with their own on-line shop now.
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