View Full Version : What tv shows do your kids watch?
08-02-2010, 07:58 AM
Hi ladies. DS is beginning to get out of the preschool tv shows. DH and I do watch some shows with him like Sponge Bob. His cousin loves Sponge Bob so I know he's seen it there and some of it is really wacky but then some of the show is a little much. Do you all like the superhero stuff like Spiderman? DS hasn't shown interest in that yet but I'm not sure it's that far off. We do limit tv time and with school starting soon he will have even less. TIA for any replies!:mrgreen:
08-02-2010, 09:16 AM
Trevor is 5...we dont' watch much tv...he watches Tom and Jerry (old school cartoon) and Dora with Shaelyn. That's about it!
08-02-2010, 11:28 AM
My 3 (almost 4) year old loves SpongeBob, Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba.
08-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Thanks ladies! We don't have cable. Most of our shows are on DVD and the boys do watch PBS. Because we're members of Netflix they sent us a disc that goes into our Playstation 3. The shows they consider instant movies are seen there which is where DS has a sudden interest in Spongebob. Tom and Jerry are on there to but I didn't know if they were appropriate yet.
08-02-2010, 05:57 PM
Our kids mostly watch Sprout and PBS. I am pretty sure you get them on Netflix. Other than that they do watch Tom and Jerry on occasion. Sorry no Spongebob in our house. Just a personal preference but it bothers hubby and I that the show has adult themes and innuendos in it. But again that is our personal preference.
08-02-2010, 08:17 PM
Sorry no Spongebob in our house. Just a personal preference but it bothers hubby and I that the show has adult themes and innuendos in it. But again that is our personal preference.
08-02-2010, 11:43 PM
We don't have a TV in our home. However, we do have Kids Time/Tiny Tots programs that my DD watches on the laptop. These are from a Christian satellite network and they're kids programs that tell Bible stories, sing songs, do crafts, and do cooking demonstrations and stuff like that.
At my MIL's we watch TV from time to time, usually Discovery Health Channel, TLC, or cooking shows, sometimes a few other shows too.
08-03-2010, 08:35 AM
There are lots of veggie tale movies on netflicks that you can watch instantly. We love watching those together. Also we watched the first ironman cartoon season 1 together. We also watched teenage mutant ninja turtles (Jake and I both loved that show as kids) Timmy pretty much likes everything though. If we watch survivorman or man vs wild, he'll enjoy that too.
08-03-2010, 09:04 AM
No Sponge Bob or anything with potty humor at our house. My youngest loves Hannah Montana, Curious George, & Mickey Mouse Club House.
08-03-2010, 10:26 AM
My kids (7 and 4) are still big fans of pbs.... Word Girl, SuperWhy, Martha Speaks and Curious George are favorites here. Also, Sid the Science Kid but we don't catch it very often. I do allow Spongebob once in a while, though my kids know I don't care for it. As far as Tom & Jerry goes, the kids LOVE it and usually watch the old ones online. And how could I forget Scooby-Doo is an all time fave in our house!
08-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks again for all the replies. DS is just into transitioning out of the Playhouse Disney and Nick Jr. They are what we have the most DVD's of. He will watch them occasionally but is starting to prefer older stuff. PBS is seen through our antenna as well as a station called Qubo. Qubo has 321 Penguins, Veggie tales as well as some others that teach good moral lessons. He also has seen Scooby Doo occasionally.
I didn't mean to make this into a Sponge Bob thread. It's not his favorite show by any means. It's just hard to make the transition because I'm not familiar with most of these older shows. Does anyone know if there's a Christian website about tv shows?
08-03-2010, 04:42 PM
Tee, Focus on the Family has an entertainment review site. Here are the tv reviews.
You can also go here:
08-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Prepare your rotten veg for hurling at me now...
Spongebob is a firm favourite in our house! We watch all the bad stuff I guess...
but then again I dont think its all that bad... Silly fun. I got really fed up with Billy and Mandy, but must admit I found some of it funny. They watch some british tv shows, but it does include a LOT of toilet humour...
I have to choose my battles carefully in my home...
08-04-2010, 11:47 AM
Tiff, do you have Netflix? They have lots of "old school" 80's cartoons that we loved growing up and have started letting the kids watch. Anything from Scooby Doo to Gummi Bears, and Tom and Jerry to She-Ra! lol :)
We have gotten further and further away from letting them watch anything on tv. We've always been super picky about what they watch. But I've noticed even shows like Sid the Science Kid bring a lot of evolution, big bang type stuff into it and global warming even! So we rarely watch PBS anymore...maybe Curious George if we happen to catch it on but that's it. Nick Jr. and Disney are pretty much off limits. The shows are either too baby (as Gracie says) or too teeny bopper (my words.) Most of the stuff in between is not worth watching imo.
I think we're starting to switch to the idea, if Mom and Dad have the remote, whatever is on is fine (we rarely watch tv ourselves.) Otherwise when you earn tv, whatever is on DVD is the only option!
08-10-2010, 07:50 AM
Yes Becca we have Netflix. The disc I talked about in an earlier post is what started the Spongebob watching. I've been nervous about 80's cartoons because I don't remember much about them. I guess I need to get busy watching. I liked the Smurfs but haven't watched them in a long time. DH and I also loved the Muppet Babies but they're not out that I know of. Thanks again for the replies.:mrgreen:
08-10-2010, 03:36 PM
That's a great idea Joy teaching about Arthur.:mrgreen: We don't have cable but an antennae. We rely on DVD's a lot and Netflix too. Of course now everything is on the interent.
10-29-2010, 10:16 PM
My 9 year old daughter loves Martha Speaks and Word Girl on PBS! They teach her vocabulary and their meanings. I also like Word World. My daughter also watches that from time to time, but it's more for younger audiences. We watch a ton of PBS because we have only the cheapest cable and not any of the big name cartoon stations (Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, etc.) and PBS is one of the only stations with cartoons. There is also the Christian stations, which has cartoons on from time to time.
11-01-2010, 12:54 AM
We don't have a TV here either. Neither dh nor I grew up with one and we haven't seen the need to get one. LOL We hate commercials and think there is very little programing that is decent for kids. We do have a LOT of dvds. Here's a great big list of our favorites!
Curious George (the series, not the single movie)
Leap Frog series
Jay Jay the Jet Plane
Thomas the Tank Engine
Popular Mechanics for Kids- awesome non-fiction series
Hermie and Friends series
Franklin the Turtle series
Madeline series (the cartoon ones, not the real girl one)
The Magic School Bus series
Old Disney Movies
The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
The Barefoot Executive
Follow Me Boys
The Happiest Millionaire
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Absent Minded Professor
Son of Flubber
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Apple Dumpling Gand Rides Again
and many more.....
Old TV Shows
Andy Griffith Show
Gilligan's Island (although the clothes aren't the greatest)
My Three Sons
Gomer Pyle, USMC
Check your local library for these and others. I love dvds since I know there won't be anything inappropriate in them. BTW, we don't do Scooby Doo since it gave the kids bad dreams.:???:
11-01-2010, 12:06 PM
We do quite a few DVDs in our house as well. Two that were not mentioned but my children enjoy are the Jetsons and Charlie Brown. I personally really enjoy watching Charlie Brown with the kids because there is some clean humor that the kids don't understand but I find hilarious!
11-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Thanks ladies for adding some more.
Jen, we've just discovered Magic School Bus. They are showing it on Qubo one of the children's stations we have on the antennae.
Sara, we have the Great Pumpkin, Thanksgiving and Christmas Charlie Brown. The only thing I don't like about it and some of the Disney DVD's is the word stupid. It's one word I don't like my boys to use.