Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Movies and TV

Days 2 and 3 of the blog challenge ask about your favorite movies and tv shows. I figured I'd just roll that into one day since we don't usually watch full-length movies here. Very occasionally we do- they're fond of the Aristocats, and sometimes they watch the chapter of the Jungle Book that has the elephants marching. I also throw in snippets of live action movies if our topic of discussion works with it. They'll get on kicks where they want to have Singin' in the Rain or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on in the background. They don't sit and watch the whole thing but they come running for the dance scenes and try to duplicate them, which is greatness.

As far as TV, we don't have channels in the playroom, just a DVD player. Movie time is 11:30- we clean up and put something on for them to watch while we get lunch ready. I do get new stuff every now and then (new to us anyway- I love Movie Trading Company!) but mostly it's the same few shows in the rotation. Pretty much everybody is happy if we put on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, Dora, or the Backyardigans. Second string shows that please certain people in certain moods, depending on the day, include Wow Wow Wubbzy, Magic School Bus, the Leapfrog factory series, Word World, and the Wiggles. Silvermist always asks for Barney, but then nobody actually wants to sit down and watch it. And sometimes I throw in a Veggie Tales or a sing-along that may or may not be well received.

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