You probably already know we’re not much of a TV family. We have a rule of no TV during the week, though that rule has been bent a little over the summer holidays. When my kids do get a chance to watch, since their time is limited, they are very specific about the shows they like to watch, many of which are on Playhouse Disney. And who can blame them. I mean it’s a Disney channel and who doesn’t love Disney. You may think it’s strange but even when we travel we try to book a place that has Playhouse Disney as one of the channels available.
Why? Well there are a number of shows available to kids on television but not all are kid friendly, especially when my kids are eight and under. Even harder sometimes is finding shows that all 3 of my kids can agree upon and watch together. Playhouse Disney has some of their favourite programs:
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – My kids are huge Mickey fans. They love the idea of being included with Mickey and friends in the secret clubhouse, which is what it’s like as the characters talk right to the kids. Along with the fun program, they love working with the characters to determine what tool will help everyone with their current problem. You can play
Special Agent Oso – Who wouldn’t want to be a Special Agent. Kids travel along with Special Agent Oso to help a child solve a problem, problems like how to wrap a present or washing your hands. Each task is broken down into 3 special steps. My 3 year old loves this and though it’s young for my 6 and 8 year olds, they don’t complain about watching it.
Imagination Movers – This is like a North American version of the Wiggles. Even my 8-year-old loves to watch this show. The four guys are full of energy and silly jokes but the best part are the songs. The songs are fun and catchy and usually my kids get hooked and sing the songs even when the show’s not on.
These are just a few of the great kids shows available on Playhouse Disney. You can see their full list here. What I love most about Playhouse Disney as a parent is that it’s commercial free programing, 24 hours a day. This means I don’t need to worry about my kids being bombarded by commercials for the latest cereal or doll and that no matter what time of day there will be something appropriate for my kids to watch: kids up at 2 a.m. with a cold, Katie and Orbie‘s on; dinner’s still not ready by 7 p.m., you’ll find My Friends Tigger and Pooh on.
And if you subscribe to Playhouse Disney, you have access to Playhouse Disney Online giving you access to full episodes on your computer even when you’re away from your home cable channel. Pretty cool feature.
PLAYHOUSE DISNEY GIVEAWAY FOR YOU
The folks at Playhouse Disney are so excited about the programming they have to offer for families, they’re giving away a Playhouse Disney Prize Pack consisting of a Playhouse Disney DVD containing 5 full Disney show episodes, pencils, a magnetic pen and colouring magnet. To enter simply tell me which Playhouse Disney show is your child’s favourite. Contest is only open to Canadians but be sure to comment before August 18 because after that I will be choosing a name randomly. You are also able to enter this contest on other blogger’s sites but you can only win once.
I am participating in the Playhouse Disney program by Mom Central. I received a Playhouse Disney prize pack and a thank you gift card to facilitate this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.