School for the big kids started yesterday. I've enjoyed the relative quiet in my house for nearly two days now. Except for one thing. I am starting to miss the :sniff: Power Rangers. (STD, Emergency, I've got the penicillin!)
Now - it's all Noggin, all the time. I have my favorites:
But, *she who must whine* has other tastes sometimes - and doesn't want to sit through another old episode of Blues Clues, like I do. Now I have to listen to:
"Teamwoik, the final fwonteih."
"WONDER PETS! chronicles the adventures of three singing classroom pets - Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck - as they travel the world helping other young creatures.
In every episode, the Wonder Pets receive a call on the tin-can phone in their preschool classroom from an animal who needs their help. They quickly assemble their Flyboat from toys they find in the classroom and they travel together across oceans, into space, and even back in time to save the animal in trouble. Like real preschoolers, the Wonder Pets have no actual super powers, but they do work together as a team to overcome adversity and achieve great success.
WONDER PETS! features "photo-puppetry animation," an original style of animation created for this series. This technique allows animators to manipulate photographs of real animals, creating a truly bold and striking look for the series.
Each episode of WONDER PETS! is a mini-opera; the dialogue on the show is almost entirely sung. The music on WONDER PETS! is written by some of Broadway's top composers."
Ming-ming on The Wonderpets has a speech delay. Fine, I'm all about embracing differences. I bet the child in real life is just adorable with her speech impediments, and has probably already worked through them. The big kids have asked me, "Mom, why would they want to teach kids to say words the wrong way?" I'm sure that my four year old has not learned her vocabulary and enunciation from The Wonderpets, because she's been very, uh, vocal for several years. Does she notice the speech delays on the show? I don't really know, she loves it. I asked her, "Do they sing everything on this show?" She tells me, "Yes, every part is a song, it's great." She loves those freakish photo-realistic animals.
I suppose a speech delayed duckie is better than young adults clad in spandex being very violent, right?