I’ll admit it, in our house the tv is on a lot! I personally love tv and the kids and I share a lot of time watching things together. Some people would say it’s seasonal but we watch tv when it’s too cold to go out and when we get too tired or hot to be outside. Luckily, the kids and I tend to agree on programming — most of the time that is.
A current selection has been Animal Atlas on DVD. If you like to learn something from your entertainment then this is a great choice. It’s been great to keep all three kids AND me from walking away.
Lots of current facts, this dvd was just released in April 2009. I’ve noticed with boy2001 he’s really into non-fiction, like most kids his age he loves to know things. His favorite thing lately has been, “I know that…” Facts and figures are like gold to him, I’m often surprised by what he retains and spurts out in conversation. Of course I want something that he likes but I also want to entertain and inform my younger two. Animal Atlas fits the bill for all three!
Animal Atlas: Animals and Us
- Who Needs Our Help? is very informative, of course it is a little sad to talk about extinction but of course it’s a great time to talk about what we can do to help reduce man’s effect on wildlife
- Who’s At the Aquarium? starts out at the ocean and gives some great history facts about aquariums. I found the stories on how the animals came to the aquarium very good. I have the domestic vs wild talk with the kids every time they find a creature on the beach.
- Who’s At the Zoo? lots of endangered creatures that’s who! zoos have become a refuge for animals with nowhere to go.
Animal Atlas DVDs are available at many retailers or shop online. It looks like there’s a lot of fun stuff coming up with this series, I’ll be sure to keep you posted as I know more. Check out www.animalatlas.tv has great animal info that will keep your little one on the edge of their seat.
Check your local listings!
I LOVE giving and getting DVDs because they are one size fits all, last forever, are a great family gift for one low price.