Monday, June 29, 2009

The power of TV

It amazes me what a boy Michael is! He runs, he yells, he shoots, he makes motorcycle and big truck noises, he picks his nose, he gets into kung fu fighting positions, he pees in the yard. . . I think a lot of it must come from TV. . . I should have done this from the beginning, but I have finally put a huge restriction on what he watches. The kids favorite show used to be SpongeBob Squarepants!!! Now I will admit there is some funny shit on that show, but most of it is soo disgusting! Before the restriction we were watching it while we ate breakfast and SpongeBob got some kind of fungus disease. . . It was soooo disgusting I couldn't eat my breakfast!!!

Now Michael loves watching Super Why and Syd the Science kid on PBS. I work weekday mornings so I don't get to watch them with him, but one episode of Syd the Science Kid that I did see, was all about simple machines. This episode was about levers and it looked like there were more episodes to cover the rest of the simple machines. I was so excited to see that episode! I tutor 6th and 7th graders in science and math and my 7th graders had just finished the section about simple machines. I wonder if they would watch Syd the Science Kid, because they sure seemed like they didn't get it. lol

Now he runs around yelling "Super Why to the rescue!" and "Me Super Michael with the power to help!" His favorite book right now is Let's be Helpful . I am trying to really capitalize on his helpful attitude. He loves vacuuming. ( I really should take advantage of this love a little more)

I suppose I have some more restrictions to enforce, afterall my 3 year olds favorite movie is Mall Cop. . . just today he was walking around saying "mall cop don't drink"
hmmm . . .
On second thought maybe that has some good lessons in there. LOL

1 comment:

AuntShannon said...

That is so cute! I know what you mean about the TV having such a big influence! I LOVED Sesame Street as a 3 year old. I would watch it over and over. I was a big fan of the Cookie Monster. Ya know, to this day I still love cookies!


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