We don’t watch a lot of television at my house, for many reasons, one of which is that I’m just not real keen on what’s available for kids today. One of the family of programs we do enjoy is the PBS Kids Sprout channel and the shows from that channel. We had the privilege of viewing in our home for the purpose of review the new Pajanimals show on the Meet the Pajanimals new DVD.
My twins are 2 years old and they are loving these new friends! Apollo, Squacky, SweetPea Sue, and Cowbella are sweet friends getting ready for bedtime. The twins love their song for brushing their teeth, and I get a kick out of the fact that the puppets only have teeth for this particular song.
These are Jim Hensen puppets, and we can hear the mom and the dad interacting with the puppets from the other room. (What kind of parents are they, I wonder? My older children have speculated that they must be aliens to have so many different sorts of kids, but we decided that maybe they have adopted.) That’s a big deal for me, as some of the kids shows the little ones have loved in the past have had a sore absence of parental supervision. That is not the case with these cute little guys! Mom and/or Dad are referenced in most if not all the episodes we viewed, and we hear Dad instruct the kids that it is almost time for bed before teeth brushing time, and Mom tells them all goodnight.
The Pajanimals have fun adventures that teach after the lights go out. They all cuddle up on one of the beds and imagine they take off to a fun adventure land which changes depending on the lesson to be learned. They take off to the Land of Hush to help Squacky realize that he will be okay without his comfort blanket overnight while it launders, and to the Night Sky to meet the moon when Sweetpea Sue is worried about spending a week away from home while on vacation. I wasn’t sure if this was supposed to be magic or what, but the box references “imaginary” journies and there is no mention of how this came to be.
There is lots of singing and the animals interact together very well, exactly how I hope to teach my children to interact with each other. What a loving little family, and a great little show for the kidlets.
We are excited to host a giveaway of a Pajanimals plush toy! Just enter below!