Although we are not really in favor of television for children, it has become a welcome assistant when the boys are going berserk and we need some time without them, you know, to actually cook their dinner without the twins screaming “EAT, EAT, EAT!” while jumping up and down at the kitchen gate.
Luckily, there is Noggin. Found on Noggin are the Backyardigans, Little Bear, and Franklin the Turtle. The Backyard-thingy’s are the current favorite because they sing songs throughout their little adventures. But
The Canadian accents show through about once every 5 minutes. But even better, the mix of critters is amazing. Not totally believable, but well done nonetheless. I can suspend my disbelief to watch young bears, foxes, beavers, moose, muskrats, and a turtle play together.
I have some questions, though.
Why is it that
And why don’t they ever get into trouble? Are we to believe that they somehow learn their lessons without being sent to their rooms, or being grounded, or being made to stay after school? Not every kid is this angelic.
Every now and then, I sit and watch
One of the stories showed Franklin and his friend Bear attending a hockey game. They ask the star player, Coyote, for an autograph. He gladly agrees. Later, Coyote shows up at their junior league hockey game to visit an old friend. Everyone is happy. How sweet.
My version: Coyote would have charged them $5 for the autograph. He would have shown up completely drunk to
But I guess that wouldn’t be a kid’s program.