“Read a book. ‘Cause books are mooooovelous. Read a book. Cause books are adventurous. Read a book. It’s time to read with Wilbur.”
The characters are cute little farm animals. The theme song is stuck in my head. There’s even a little learning that goes on during the new Discovery kids TV show and DVD, Wilbur.
It’s a cute show. Widget, my three-year-old, has asked to watch it (as his only TV choice) every day this week. In addition to pushing reading, the themes are educational (our DVD had episodes on shapes and the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright), so I’m pretty pleased with it. It’s cute and repetitive, as is helpful for this age, without being mind-numbing for grown-ups.
In each show, the characters encounter a problem, decide to read a book to discover the solution, think about it, read the book again, and solve the problem. It’s a great set up, and the little books that they read are good too. I like it.
It’s not my favorite TV show of the new season, though. That honor (and the place of honor next to our DVD player) has to go to Word World.
This review was done in conjunction with Parent Bloggers Network.