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Mom Confession:: I watch my kids TV shows because I like them

Posted on: May 3, 2017

 

Television.

You love it or hate it. And, when I say that I mean that from the perspective of parenting; You don’t want your kids to watch too much tv, but at the same time, it’s a great distraction for little ones. You know, like when you have a ton of laundry or cleaning to do, or when your kids are fighting and you just want them to stop.

But, irregardless of your feelings on TV, I think all moms can agree there are some shows we hate and refuse to let our children watch (I’m talking about you, Caillou) and there are others we love and wish our kids would watch more often.

Then there are those shows we like to watch too. You know what I mean, mammas. The shows you have your kids watch because YOU like to watch them. Go on. Admit it. No judgement here. I definitely have a bunch of shows that I sit and watch with my kids because I like the show. I’ve even put shows on for my kids before because I wanted to watch it. Yep, you read that right. I wanted to watch it!

Here are some of my favorite Kids TV shows. Ummm…I mean, my kids favorite TV shows.

 

Wild Kratts

This is one of my absolute favorite shows! Wild Kratts is on PBS and is a fun and educational show that teaches children about animals. The main characters, Martin and Chris, go on creature adventures and learn about a different animal in each episode. They don their Creature Power suits and enter the world of the animal they are investigating. Besides the fact that this is just a fun loving show, I enjoy it because my children have learned a lot about animals from watching it. We have taken trips to the zoo or seen specific animals outside or on another tv show and my son will tell me what kind of animal it is and some facts about it. Then he’ll say, “I learned that on Wild Kratts.” This show makes learning fun! And, they also have a live show, that is just as entertaining.

 

Odd Squad

I adore Odd Squad! It is a unique and creative show geared towards helping kids learn math. It’s about an agency run by kids, who help people solve odd problems. You know, like when you eat a sandwich for lunch and suddenly start floating on the ceiling. Or you have lobster claws for hands.

 

Beat Bugs

Beat Bugs is a Netflix Original television show that was created to foster a love of music in children. But, not just any music. Beat Bugs features the music of the Beatles! It’s an adorable show about five little bugs and the fabulous adventures they have together. This show is a great way to introduce a whole new generation to the timeless music of the Beatles.

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Julie’s Green Room

Julie’s Green Room is an adorable new show on Netflix that stars Julie Andrews and her crew of cute and cuddly puppets! Julie and her assistant Gus, teach theatre classes to a group of kids. The kids learn all about theatre while putting a show together. This room has amazing guest stars like Idina Menzel, Ellie Kemper, Titus Burgess, Sara Bareillis, Alec Baldwin, and more. If you love the theatre and want your children to learn about it as well, don’t miss out on this show! Heck, even if you don’t care if your kids like theatre or not, you should give it a try. It’s just a fun loving cute show.

 

1980’s Cartoons on Netflix

Being a child of the 80’s, I have a soft spot in my heart for all television shows from that period. I am so thrilled that Netflix has brought many of them back and I can share them with my children. I have no shame about sitting and watching them myself, either (I may or may not have binge watched all of Jem and the Holograms).

The current 1980’s shows on Netflix are Danger Mouse, Jem and the Holograms, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Voltron, The Super Mario Bros Show, and The Real Ghostbusters. Danger Mouse, Voltron, Transformers, and a few other 80’s classics like The Care Bears, Pound Puppies, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake and Inspector Gadget have newer versions made by Netflix that are currently available. However, I’m a purist when it comes to 80’s cartoons and these new ones don’t come close to the originals. At one point, G.I. Joe and Thundercats were available for streaming but are currently only available on Netflix DVD. Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer, and the 1976 Smurfs and The Magic Flute movie is also currently available to stream. For you 90’s TV show fans, Animaniacs and The Jetsons Movie are also on Netflix.

 

What are your favorite kids TV shows?

 

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