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Why Peppa Pig is our favourite

 

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Sanctimommies all over the internet will give you the biggest side eye when they learn your kid watches TV. But many a parent will praise the Gods that there is something to keep your kid occupied when you want to finish off supper or you’re trying to find your last shred of sanity at the end of the day.

Thanks to recommended links on YouTube, The Munchkin discovered Peppa Pig. The thing with a lot of kids programs is that they tend to be annoying. But I can lie next to The Munchkin while he has one of his Peppa Pig marathons and not want to cut my ears off. She is hella cute! Her little brother is the best and they go on so many adventures.

But also, Peppa Pig is the reason we’ve had so many of our own real life adventures. You see, Peppa and George love going to the museum to see the dinosaurs and so The Munchkin asked to go to the museum. This isn’t something I would have thought to have done with him till he was a lot older. 

So off we went to the South African Museum in The Company Gardens and we had an amazing time. He ran around fascinated by everything but especially the dinosaurs!

When we got to the room with the mammals he was so thrilled to see the life sized elephants that he made us sit down in front of them and just look at them. I can’t wait to take him to the Elephant Sanctuary one day to real live ones.

Shark teeth

Peppa Pig

Dinosaurs museum
dinosaur bones
Peppa and her family also love jumping in muddy puddles and usually I’m just like “Please, no with the mess and the cold and the mud”. But when I let The Munchkin go for it, he had so much fun. Just pure, unadulterated joy! Screw the wet socks and the wet pants. It was a memory that he will cherish when he’s older. 

 

Rainy days are for muddy puddles ☔🙌❤ #RushdiLife

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So, TV is not always the devil guys. These days kids learn so much from them. And yes, we read books and learn things from them too. But with TV, I can close my eyes when I lie down next to him. And that’s always a win.

What do your kids love watching? Do you have any recommendations for us?

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8 Comments

  1. Hayley

    May 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Alyssa (and I) are also obsessed with Peppa Pig.. and I agree TV is not all bad! Everything in moderation.

  2. Cass Ferguson

    May 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Malakai also loves peppa pig ! He went through a stage where he would snork like a piglet at strangers 🙂 ha ha

    He also loves bubble guppies – they sing songs and very cute story lines about school 🙂

    1. Zayaan Schroeder

      May 6, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      LOL, Rushdi calls me Mommy Pig! He loves Bubble Guppies too – the way he sings the song is too cute!

  3. Cassey

    May 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Peppa isn’t for us…they’re just so mean to the daddy. Right now K is all about Planes: Fire and Rescue…and j idol-metal.

  4. Cindy Alfino

    May 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    PREACH! TV is so not the devil at all – I love watching it on the regular so why deprive my kids of something I enjoy so much!

  5. Tara Midgley

    May 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I freaking *hate* PeppaPig. Sanctimonious little pork chop.
    BUT LB LOVES her. So….I put up with it….

    Try Shaun the Sheep and Tayo the Little Bus, also quite sweet series. Also on YouTube

    1. Zayaan Schroeder

      May 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Rushdi LOVES Tayo!! Too many hours spent watching that bus. I prefer Peppa over Lola from Charlie and Lola who if you watch her long enough find that she is the worst.

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