We don’t have a TV, but we allow Jenna to watch DVDs while she’s sitting still for her feeding pump in the morning (for one hour). We keep our eyes open at resale shops and garage sales for $1 or $2 DVDs and try to lean toward ones that teach something. The library is also a fantastic resource and it’s fun to have the freedom to rotate through a variety of choices. The Baby Einstein series was the reliable (and wonderfully tolerable) standby for a long time, but she seems to have lost interest.
Elmo was a thankfully brief obsession, and now she seems to really appreciate variety. (Why DOES Elmo have to always refer to himself in the third person??) We recently discovered “Angelina Ballerina” and “Kipper” from the library. There are many movies in each series. If for no other reason, I love these movies for the fabulous British accents. We’ve only watched one “Angelina” movie so far, and I find her to be a bit spoiled and whiny, but there does seem to be a good message about friendship and teamwork in the end. We’ve seen three “Kipper” movies, and they’ve been charming through and through. I don’t know what it is, but that British accent is simply enchanting in them all. Everything just seems to sound better. I think I wouldn’t mind taking out the “rubbish” nearly as much as taking out the “trash.” And “sweeties” somehow sound even more delicious than plain old “candy.”
Have a jolly good weekend! I’m off to order some take-away fish-n-chips. Brilliant!