After another morning of Phoebe being entertained by the perky presenters on Milkshake tv and Cbebbies I feel I owe them some kind of thank you or a high five. I’m not ashamed to admit that yes I let my toddler watch TV. It allows me to crack on with boring mum duties (blogging) whilst she sings and dances along with the annoying yet super catchy songs unaware I have the beloved broom out, ready for action. Her main telly times are in morning during her breaky and again at tea time.
Phoebe has always been into music and seems to favour the shows that included a song, rhyme or a good theme tune. At first I thought aww how sweet she’s into this song and just found it highly entertaining watching her dance around with the biggest smile on her face. Now however a few months down the line I’m finding myself humming the theme tunes, breaking into the occasional song and even choosing shows based on the music or characters…what’s happened to me!?!
I tend to read far to much into the plot, characters and sometimes just wonder what the funk they are on about and more to the point what are the writers playing at. However I do secretly love certain characters and the odd song. Forget Phoebe’s favourite TV shows/songs here are mine…
Top 3 Kids TV Loves
1.Nanny Plum from Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom
Such a funny and sarcastic character. I love her quick wit, one liners and her relationship with the Wise Old Elf who she often turns into a frog, which is her favourite spell don’t you know! She has me cracking up into my cornflakes most mornings and always makes me smile with her classic line “silly old elf…back to yourself
2. Peppa Pig Songs (not her)
It was during one of the songs on a peppa pig episode (Bing Bong Boo) that Phoebe had her first proper dance…arms going, big smile and ever since she has had a massive love for Peppa bloody pig! I know it’s my own fault letting her watch the naughty puddle jumping, bossy boot loving, pig, but I am a sucker for a cheeky song, “The Sea the Sky the Sea the Sky” me and our own daddy pig can’t help but sing along!
This is a fairly odd show and it’s in my top 3 purely based on the songs. A blogger recently made a comment on her post about the “line up” song being the closet thing she had to a going out” I can totally relate to this, it’s a tune! Dancing around the this is sometimes the highlight of my day, as well as phoebes of course.
Top 3 TV Loathes
1.King Thistle from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom
What a useless King! He does nothing, he gets poor old nanny plum to do everything. He’s very impatient and has clearly had everything hand to him on a sliver plate.He is ungrateful, and rude. But I like his groovy parents, obviously old school hippies!
2.Norman Price from Fireman Sam
This child clearly has issues. He is always getting the whole town into danger and causing totally mayhem, maybe an asbo might help! He holds the Gwyneth Book of Records for being rescued 57 times, surly that’s enough for some intervention.
3. Mayor Goodway from Paw Patrol
Seriously this women needs to get a grip. First off nothing is ever mention about her purse chicken, Chickaletta. She treats this poor chicken like her child, it is goes everywhere with her, even in a hot air ballon, which considering she is acrophobic (fear of heights) never seemed like a good idea to start with. Goodway is forever getting herself into sticky situation calling in Ryder and his pups to save the day, yet agin cleaning up the mess.
So there you have my favourite loves and loathes of kids TV.
Do you agree with me or do you have our own loathes? or do you secretly love watching Bob the builder, let me know your favourites by commenting below.