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Andrew Finally Got His Fishing Game

Andrew Got His Fishing Game
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PBS Kids sent me a package of fun stuff to promote the new show Splash and Bubbles. I got a chance to see part of the show back in May at the PBS Annual Meeting. I was able to meet the cast and creators of the show and it was great. The show looks amazing and I am looking forward to watching it with Andrew. He loves the ocean. In our video today we played with the items that were sent to us to promote the show. Andrew finally got to get his hands on a Fishing Game. He asked for one last Christmas and Santa did not bring him one. Instead he got a different kind of fishing game. So a year later he still wanted one. His reaction in the video is captured and genuine. I knew he was going to be thrilled. Check out the video and then more information on Splash and Bubbles plus a new Wild Kratts movie.

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It Is Time to Use Your Imagination With Kazoops

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Kazoops. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

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Andrew and I watched the first episode of the new Netflix show, Kazoops. It was adorable. The show is for children ages 3-6. It is bright and colorful and there are some cute songs, which did not get stuck in my head, so that is great. I’ve watched so many kids shows in the past 10 years that I am grateful to ones that have solid songs that you can enjoy, but not find yourself absentmindedly singing. The show follows the adventures of six-year old Monty and his best friend, Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig. Monty has a mom, dad, grandmother and older sister also in his family. Monty uses his vivid imagination to challenge preconceptions about life such as “you have to wear matching socks” or “all games need rules” and, in doing so, demonstrates the value of critical thinking and creative play.

You can watch the official trailer on the Kazoops YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWdf8VLC8sjQ0D0-aI8_59A

Creative is an excellent way to describe the show. From the episode I saw it was a nice show with some creative animation. There are moments in the show when Monty closes his eyes and tells his pig, Jimmy Jones, “just imagine”. It is then that the animation changes from a 3D sort of animation to a more 2D animation. Those moments the animation has a real paper feel to it. It is quite beautiful. You just know that Monty is in his creative zone during those moments of imagination. Monty is a kid who is so full of life and curiosity. He’s looking for ways to accomplish things, but in his own unique way. The problem solving is also more subtle than other kids shows, it does not hit you over the head with the message. Kids pick up on the message without hearing it over and over. Continue reading It Is Time to Use Your Imagination With Kazoops