When I was pregnant I vowed I wouldn’t let my child watch TV until he was 2 years old… I lasted 8 months. He just gets so much joy from it. I limit him to half an hour a day, usually just after breakfast. He loves to dance and sing, I have quite the little performer on my hands. We used to watch ABC2 but the shows seemed a lot older in the timeslot that we watch TV in.
So I bought a Wiggles DVD.
It’s my own fault really, what did I think was going to happen! All that colour, music and dancing, it’s like magic to him. We have one DVD and it’s “The Best of The Wiggles” so it has all the classics as well as the newer stuff. It’s funny because his favourite songs are those that are remade to suit kids like “You make me feel like dancing” so I’m glad that the adult music that I’ve been playing him is sinking in a bit. For example, his favourite dancing song from 4 months old to this day is “My Delirium” by Ladyhawke. Gets him bopping like nothing else.
As I said, we usually watch a few songs off the DVD on my computer. after breakfast I have a huge 20″ iMac and one half has his show and one half has my internet/email. He sits in his high chair next to me or dances around on the floor. We’re both happy.
What are your favourite kids DVDs?