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    #16139 05/17/08 08:39 AM
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    I had posted a while back, sorry didn't file. Recommendations on TV programs.

    I got some good ideas. Right now DD3 is into Animalia, Zula Patrol, and WordGirl. Any further ideas on this genre? She limited to certain times and I would like to avoid just zone out TV watching.

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    Mine has always loved Clifford (still does, at almost 7). It's not academic, but it does teach social skills.

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    Thanks, she does like Clifford, though it seems to have limited number of episodes. like me, she get bored with repeats.

    I also taped Magic School Bus and have about 20 episodes on hand since it went off the air.

    She really likes the kids on Magic School bus, connects and loves the episodes.

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    Wren #16148 05/17/08 12:54 PM
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    DD likes Clifford too, and Barbie movies, and Little Ponys, and Lars the Polar Bear (these ones are really cute) and Shrek, and Spirit and....

    More educational, in the academic sense:

    Microcosmos and Winged Migration, both from Jacques Perrin.

    http://www.amazon.com/Microcosmos-Jacques-Perrin/dp/B0000DZ3BS
    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/Winged-Migration.html

    March of the Penguins
    http://www.amazon.com/March-Penguin...&s=dvd&qid=1211053719&sr=1-1

    and last but not least:
    Once upon a time ... Man
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264244/

    This last one I still have to get it in Spanish this summer. I am certain that DD will love it.

    Isa #16152 05/17/08 01:07 PM
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    We like a lot of the Animal Planet shows, not just the ones for kids.

    DS6 is not usually that into animals, but he went through a short phase this year when he adored "Meerkat Manor." I had mixed feelings about it, since it's heavy on the soap opera and light on educational content, but I figured it could be worse. At least it captures the struggle for survival and all the social jostling that goes into that.

    Thankfully, though, he got over it quickly...


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    Zoboomafoo ?

    My DS loves Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    Cathy A #16162 05/17/08 03:02 PM
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    We canceled full service and are on a basic one now, which includes 3 PBS channels. No watching TV on school nights. Saturdays are long since DS loves SNL.
    Actually, we as a family watch probably less than 5 hours a week total! That is the way to go for us!!! Lots of NPR though.

    Have a great summer guys!

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    Thanks for the movie ideas. Have credit from B&N for months and I didn't have ideas.
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    Hi Ren - DS4 loves Fetch with Ruff Ruffman. Although his favorite is the old scooby doos, in which he learns very little! for movies, i love My Neighbor Totoro (DS likes it too, but it's main characters are little girls). DS4 really likes how it's made type shows, too (we just saw a great one on sweden's ice hotel - we liked that they made "snice" - snow/ice combo).

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    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.

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