We love to read in this house. It is something we do plenty of every day. We read in the morning, we read before naps, we read before bed. I remember reading The Berenstain Bears’ books with my mom growing up. They are something I really wish I still had. We had tons of them. Now, as a mom myself, I love them even more. They teach kids great values in a fun way.
My daughters have always enjoyed shows like Sid the Science kid, where they get to learn science in a fun way – but lately my oldest daughter has been watching shows like How It’s Made with my husband and I (and asking a ton of questions!). I was really excited to receive PBS Kids’ SciGirls Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD because I knew it was something she would enjoy watching. It is focused on Tweens, but she was glued to the TV for several episodes!
Come on down to the Bar None Ranch, where well-meaning owner Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin) tries his best to ride herd on his teenage staff, who always seem to be getting into some sort of scrape or other as they work and play on the range. Hey Dude stars Christine Taylor as lifeguard Melody, David Lascher as senior staff member Ted, Kelly Brown as horse trainer Brad, Joe Torres as the easygoing Danny, Debra Kalman as ranch hand Lucy and Josh Tygiel as Ernst’s son, Buddy. Hey Dude ran on Nickelodeon from 1989 – 1991 and has since become a cult sitcom favorite.
One of the favorite shows in my house is Peg + Cat. My girls and I love to watch PBS Kids every morning. They tend to sleep in late (I have to break them of that since morning school starts next year) and wake up just in time for Peg + Cat at 9am. We always watch it during breakfast – it is part of our morning routine. Lately, my 3 year old has been begging to watch it in the car everywhere we go. We have had the Pirates Ahoy DVD for some time (see my post about it here) and so I have been hoping to get another Peg+Cat DVD soon to switch it up. The Peg+Cat: Peg Rocks DVD includes some really fun episodes with lots of music! I have caught myself singing along on more than one occasion. Purchase your copy here.
My girls are huge fans of NCircle Entertainment DVDs. We have several and they are always go-tos when heading out on long drives or on sick days. My daughters were both so excited when I showed them the new ones that came the other day! They are huge Octonauts fans so that went in right away! We also all love Pocoyo, but he is on so early in the morning we rarely get to watch him. I was super excited to have one of his DVDs and we have watched this a few times already. We had never seen Wibbly Pig before, but he is now a family favorite – he is hilarious! The Wiggles have always been popular with my daughters as well, so we are happy to have this DVD too. This is a great set of DVDs for any child.
My daughters and I love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. It is one of our favorite PBS Kids shows. We watch it every day. When we know that we will be gone, we set it to record. We love it that much. When I saw the previews this summer that Daniel Tiger would become a big brother – we all got so excited! I immediately set that episode (1 hour special) to record. My girls had fun guessing if he would have a little sister or brother (spoiler alert – he has a baby sister!). I loved how they did the episode. It was great for that age group – did not reveal too much – and really talked about family values. My oldest daughter loves singing the songs from this episode and talking about how she will be a big helper big sister, just like Daniel Tiger is a big helper big brother.