Did you ever watch those children’s shows like Sesame Street or others that taught you the alphabet, colors, seasons, and many other things through songs? I sure did. It was a very entertaining way of learning and one that many kindergartens and schools follow to this day. They provide a way of learning and making it fun for toddlers and small children.
I remember that Saturday mornings, I would spend every week there singing and learning. I only wished that there were shows like those now. That’s one of the things that I find more different from the time I was a kid. I talk to my kids about the cartoons that they enjoy watching, and let me tell you that they don’t make a lot of sense to me. Maybe it’s just me being old, but aren’t cartoons supposed to be nice?
I asked them that and they just laughed and said, “they are nice, dad.” “The only thing is that you don’t like them because your older.” That made a lot of sense. One day, I decided to carry out an experiment. I didn’t tell them anything beforehand, but I switched the audio/video input from the TV and played an old cartoon from back in the day. I wanted to check what their reaction would be.
“Why isn’t this on HD?” “Is there something wrong with the TV?” were the first things I heard. I thought my experiment was doomed because I forgot that they had to be in HD for them to like it. But then something happened, about 1-2 minutes into it, they began to be interested in what they were watching. The storyline was entertaining, but with kids nowadays, I have no clue of what they might or might not like.
The show that ran for about 30 minutes, had been recorded by me a long time ago. When the commercials from that time started playing as well, they all laughed. In the end, I would say that they enjoyed the show. After a while, I asked them about it. They said the show had been kind of cool, except for the fact that it hadn’t been in HD.
After that, I felt like a success. I started looking for something as educational, but more current to today’s audiences. I found an entertaining video featuring a song that had me singing it all throughout that day. It is a song that teaches them numbers and does it in the most entertaining way. Get ready and gather your kids around, I’m sure you will all love it!