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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Latest Craze at our House!

AC is kind of in that "in-between stage" when it comes to TV. She still watches Dora, Diego, Blue's Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba (yes, my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE that freaky show!), Imagination Movers and shows like that. But sometimes she also wants to watch Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Jonas (read here to see how that got started!)

I don't mind her watching the early Hannahs or Suite Life shows. The kids were still cute and innocent then. But now they are growing up and with growing up comes attitudes and dating (NOT ready for that yet!!).

I think we have found the perfect in-between show for her.

Here it is:

Have you seen this show yet? It's on Nickelodean and my girls LOVE it. Not just AC, but LB too!

The kids are older (which, I think, is why AC likes it) but it is geared towards pre-school children. The four kids go to music school so they sing and play instruments on the show while solving whatever problem they need to solve.

Believe it or not, the songs aren't half bad and if you are going to go around humming chidrens' songs all day (as I do) it beats singing Elmo songs as I use to do when AC was little and I worked at Channel 19. In fact, one day Chris came in complaining that the whole time he was on the golf course, he was singing the Elmo/Ernie duet "One Fine Face" from AC's then-favorite DVD (wish you could have seen that, don't cha? :)

Another good thing is that the girls get plenty of exercise while actually watching TV because they get up to dance during all of the songs. Only bummer is I'm looking for a "Fresh Beat Band" CD with their songs on it and I can't find one. If any of you have seen one, let me know!


Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I will keep my eye out for one! My boys are mesmerized by their little songs that come on in between shows, but we haven't seen the full show, yet. I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for the tip!

Candy said...

My 3 yo loves the Fresh Beats too! And I know what you mean about Yo Gabba Gabba. What a weird show, but my kids LOVE it. My 19 month old will be glued to the tv when that show comes on. Good luck finding the CD. I'll keep my eyes open for one.

chrisannan said...

My four year old LOVES the Fresh Beat Band!! And for some reason like Yo Gabba Gabba, too-not sure why??

Brian said...

Our kids love Discovery Channel Kids - Bindi The Jungle Girl, Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls, Endurance, etc...

~Tracy said...

My 4 yr old LOVES "Beat Band" as she calls it. Whenever their video comes on I have to stop what I'm doing & do dance with her. You can find them on You Tube. That's what we do when she HAS to see them.