Monday, November 1, 2010

Great Kids Show . . .

There are so many kids programs on TV, it can be overwhelming to chose what to watch with your kiddos that is not to annoying, not to whinny, not to grown up, not to rude, and somewhat enjoyable for adults and kids. In our house right now, our favorite is Olivia on Nick Jr.

Character descriptions from the Nick Jr website . . . 


Olivia is today's girl. She is a 6 and 3/4 year old dynamo who believes she can do anything and sees every day as an opportunity to try new things. Her vivid imagination takes her on a grand adventures, both real and fantasy, and like all children, her antics occasionally result in endearing misadventures.


Ian is Olivia's 4-year-old younger brother. He looks up to his big sister and is thrilled when she includes him in her schemes and play, though he can quickly turn into an annoying "little bother" when she doesn't. He is interested in space, dinosaurs, robots, and slurping spaghetti.


William in the baby of the family and does what most babies do: he sleeps, eats, cries, and is most often amazingly adorable.
We think the show is full of fun and real life . . . Olivia's teacher at school, Mrs. Hogenmuller, is hilarious. Olivia is constantly discovering "rules of life" and sharing them with the viewers in comical ways. There is a full cast of fun characters from a dog, cat, grandma, school friends, and a very involved and practical mom and dad. Travis and I often laugh just as hard as the kids with the situations played out in each episode - this has become a DVR favorite for us as a family. And we love the theme song . . . just try and listen to it twice without wanting to sing along!

Personally my favorite scenes are when Olivia gets tucked in every night . . . she always asks a question like, "Mom, can I sing you that song one more time?" to which her mom always answers, "Not tonight Olivia." Olivia responds with something like, "Please mom, just once more?" and every night the mom says, "In the morning Olivia - good night Olivia." And every time, I laugh. It sounds like my life and bed time routine . . . just once more . . . can't I tell you a joke? . . . don't you want to hear this song again? To which I always say, "Not tonight ladies." And since discovering and watching this fun family show, I'll add "Good night Olivia," sending the girls to sleep in fits of the giggles . . .

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