Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yo Gabba Gabba

Kent discovered this show yesterday...and he LOVES it! He has been giddy like a little kid ever since. He came home from work a little early to download all of season one so he can watch it with the kids. We watched the first episode for a family activity last night, which includes this little song and dance. (It's about 2 min. long.) http://www.yogabbagabba.com/#/party-in-my-tummy

As a result, child #5 now talks to his food. Everyone was singing the song between mouthfuls at dinner, so I thought #5 was just following prompts. But, a few hours later, when I offered him a fruit snack for keeping his pants dry, he first looked at it, then said, "Want to go to party in my tummy?", nodded his head, then chewed it up!

Apparently, the show got its roots in a song the Bat Commander of the Aquabats wrote for his preschooler to get him to eat. Kent loves anything by the Aquabats, so this show just jumped to his top five favorites list. It's reminiscent of Sesame Street back in the old days before they were so PC. I have to admit, it's just as entertaining for 30-somethings as it is for children (under 18). Enjoy the clip!

6 comments:

Kent said...

Thanks for promoting this awesome show, Mary. You are lucky to have such a wonderful husband who will enjoy these things with your children. I can't wait to see more!

Our family said...

Are you kidding me? I hate that show! Hate it, hate it, hate it. My kids don't like it either.

Mary said...

That's too bad, Christy. I was hoping it would help encourage a few of yours to eat. ;o)

mindy said...

i have to admit I quite enjoyed it. I think I'll need to limit my doses to single episodes, but I have an appreciation for the musically bizarre. :o) Thanks for sharing it with us. The kids both declared it awesome.

Mary said...

Mindy, I have to agree on the single episode idea. I've literally found myself with a headache at the end of about 26 minutes of the show. Too much stimulation for my non-ADD brain!

Charlotte said...

That show creeps me out BIG time. Sometimes Joseph watches it online. My brother calls it an introduction of acid trips to children.