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    cym #16190 05/18/08 07:49 AM
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    Isn't "Blue Planet" the one that's narrated by Pierce Brosnan? If so I was glued to the TV for the episode about the arctic and antarctic!

    Anyway, thanks for the tip! smile Having grown up watching "Wild Kingdom" ("Go on out there and wrestle that alligator, Jim. Then tag that lion, would you?"), I love animal documentaries!


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    cym #16192 05/18/08 09:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by cym
    Kriston,
    If you like Animal Planet, you might invest in the BBC disc sets "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet". I gave them to DS6 for Christmas and we savor watching them together--absolutely amazing.

    I agree, Planet Earth is absolutely breath taking. I bought Planet Earth for all of us as a Christmas presents. David Attenborough narrates Planer Earth. If I remember it correctly, it's narrated by somebody else as well, but the version with David A. is supposed to be much better. I believe he also narrates "Blue Planet". We got it only recently and haven't watched it yet.


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    If you want to hear a real nice voice watch 'March of the Pinguins': it is narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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    Thanks for the ideas. Recently we watched ET and DD3 loved it.

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    My DS5 is a math fanatic and is addicted to the PBS show Cyberchase - awesome, awesome show :-)

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    Originally Posted by cym
    Kriston,
    If you like Animal Planet, you might invest in the BBC disc sets "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet". I gave them to DS6 for Christmas and we savor watching them together--absolutely amazing.


    Yes, and another one from Animal Planet that DD6 (& the rest of us) enjoyed was Prehistoric Park. We watched several of the episodes when they aired originally, then I recently bought the series for $24 or so from Barnes & Noble. For those who haven't seen it, it's kind of a cool concept. This guy Nigel "goes back in time" to save animals like the wooly mammoth and dinosaurs and brings them back to the present to a special zoo that they are building. The show talks about the time periods of the past and also teaches about the different creatures they are saving. The only thing is that it's set up as a reality show, so my DD3 was very confused at first. She thought perhaps we could really go and see a sabor tooth tiger!


    Wren, DD3 also likes Peep, which is on after Magic School Bus where we live. It's kind of science based and narrated by Joan Cusak. Oh, and Super Why, too, on PBS.

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    Super Why was totally loved at first, but they had so few episodes, it began repeating quite a lot. Peep didn't go over, it seemed a little young for her. Perhaps we didn't give it enough time. Her BF at preschool loves Peep but doesn't like Curious George. DD loves Curious George. So different strokes...

    I ordered a bunch of Blue Planet and Planet Earth from the library.

    Wren #16295 05/20/08 07:11 AM
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    Ren - your DD sounds like my DS4 again - when he was 3, he thought Peep was "lame" (i don't know where he gets words like that...), but he still likes curious george. He used to play the Pbsonline george games a lot too. And wordgirl games, but there weren't very many of those.

    I forgot to mention "crashbox" on hbo - it's got math things that are over DS4's head sometimes, but he enjoys the word games and the math stuff too, even if he doesn't quite get it yet.

    st pauli girl #16298 05/20/08 07:40 AM
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    DS6 still enjoys "Peep." It's one I'll actually watch, too, which is saying something. The character Duck is pretty funny! laugh And science shows for younger kids are few and far between, so I think that makes "Peep" a winner!


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    Kriston #16304 05/20/08 08:27 AM
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    DS enjoyed Peep until he was eight! It is very "young" but also I think it's just a nice, quiet, calm show... which appealed to him for a long time. Same with Oswald. We have one of the DVDs, but in the past few months he's not been watching it as much.

    Erica

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