I think pretty much everyone, kids or not, can remember a time when they watched PBS as a child themselves. Be it at home, or at school, at some point, you watched some kind of children’s television.
Now as a mom, we limit tv time, but I have been using it as a good distraction and wind-down method for my son to prepare for naptime. So, since kids absorb everything, it may as well be educational?
The downfall to this is that I am trapped in Sesame Street hell while my son is either,
A: dozing off (dare not disturb anything to disrupt this!)
B: has fallen asleep on top of me and I’m stuck on the couch with no remote within arms reach
As this happens occasionally, I started to notice something. I hate sesame street.
Well, at least the post-Elmo episodes. And no, the alleged Veggie Monster (who turns out to be rumor, not real) has nothing to do with it.
The old episodes from the 70’s & 80’s that I grew up with had a different look and feel, that I don’t get with today’s episodes. They are too updated with CGI and computers. Or maybe I’m just old.
I’m not saying they’re terrible. But it’s one simple, little thing that I can (while forced) use to bond with my child. he’s watching the same thing I watched and enjoyed. It’s the familiarity I like, that makes it easier to connect. Even though kids don’t care-they can’t tell the difference between an episode 20 years old or 2 days old.