What’s on the Telly?

24 November, 2008 | Posted by Marvyn

My niece grew up watching my mom’s collection of clamshell Disney movies. While this is great for my niece, I’m not so sure I would want my boy to watch any female oriented animated movies. Case in point, my cousin knows the words to Chef Louie’s song in the Little Mermaid as he was shockingly exposed during one of our Scene It marathons. Not exactly something that every red blooded male American father wants for his pride and joy.

Let me make this clear, I don’t intend to sit Jagger in front of the telly all day. But a little bit won’t help. I’m not exactly going to be like Techno-Mom and regress from technology. And I’ll still have him watch more education DVDs like Baby Einstein. This is just my what I’ll call my helping hand babysitter. 

When I was still in grade school, my mornings were filled with cold cereal, Transformers, and the first 10 minutes of GI Joe. I turn on the tube today, and I see 10 different versions of the Power Rangers. Of course all of these shows are a bit too advanced for an infant/toddler, but I ask, “What does a boy toddler watch that isn’t girly?” Maybe it’s time I follow my mom’s example and start collecting movies that both he and I would enjoy. So far I’m thinking Toy Story 1/2, Cars, and Wall-E on Blu-Ray would be a good way to start. I’m glad that Pixar is watching out for my little boy.

  • Patti says:

    It is definately harder to find a “boy” show that is not too violent, but Lex absolutely LOVES a show called SUPER-WHY. it is on PBS channels. very educational (as u can see from how well he knows his letters & the sounds they make). and also LITTLE EINSTEINS on DISNEY (lots of musical learning)… disney movies are good, but tend to be too long until kids r usually at least 3 yrs old. i have about 20 baby einstein dvds. u guys r welcome to them, my kids never liked them. i, as a former teacher, was greatly disappointed by them too. i felt they really didnt teach enough, more hypnotysing (spelling???) or as my friend called them “baby crack” haha!

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