Why Peppa Pig is our favourite
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.
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.
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?