Updated to add: Thanks to the random number generator at Random.org, Jess won the Sid the Science Kid DVDs! Thanks for playing, and come back to win the Zula Patrol or Dive Olly Dive DVDs coming up!
As the dog days of summer remind us that summer will soon end and we’ll have to send the kids back to school, now might be a good time to introduce your kid to another kid who LOVES preschool — Sid the Science Kid! I don’t often recommend TV shows (since we don’t watch much), but this one I’d recommend any day of the week. Sid is a curious little 4 year old boy who plays and asks questions, just like any kid, and his curiosity is nurtured by his parents, teacher, and grandma — all of the major forces in his life. His friends know that he’s a curious kid, and he’s always good for an adventure.
Each episode starts with Sid playing before breakfast, having fun, and asking his parents a question spurred by his morning play. His mom and dad help him find the answer, ask him questions, and/or tell him to “Ask Teacher Susie” when he gets to preschool. A few minutes later, they’re in the car, happily on their way to preschool, singing a song that I admit I’ve found myself singing too:
I love my mom; my mom is cool
But now it’s time for having fun in school
And so it is. Sid meets up with his friends, asks them questions about the “Big Idea” of the day, plays on the playground, and then goes inside when Teacher Susie starts the day. They have rug time (known as circle time in our area), dance time, and time to investigate the Big Idea in the SuperFabLab. (Hmmm. I may have watched too much Sid on our vacation last weekend.) They have big adventures, and then when preschool’s over, Grandma comes to pick Sid up and care for him in the afternoon. Grandma is a great caregiver too, always attentive and involved, and loving most of all.
Sid the Science Kid is a great show, and one I’d let my kids watch any day.
Any day that we watch TV, that is.
Want to win a copy of Sid’s latest DVD? Leave a comment here by Friday, August 28, and I’ll pick a winner (randomly, out of a hat) to receive Sid’s latest DVD, and the new Dive Olly Dive dvd to boot! Both my copy and the copy to give away were furnished by PBS. Thank you, PBS!