I've always felt fairly safe with PBS shows, and for the most part I think they are just fine. But there have been a few along the way that grate on my nerves or are just plain weird. I banned the purple dinosaur altogether, and there is another show with dragons that has a couple annoying characters - and a couple story lines were just illogical. There's a new show that's taking it's place with that duo. And it's Sunshine's new favorite show. Great.
Maybe it's to be expected that I would feel this way. We've never gone in for baby talk at our house and make an effort to speak normally to the kids. Woody has a habit of talking to Sunshine in kind of a sing-songy voice and we stop him every time. Talking to anyone like they are a baby - even if they are a baby - feels like talking down to us, and we don't do it. Period.
After hearing the show just twice, I emailed PBS and told them what I thought. I haven't heard back. I have no idea if it will make any difference, and they probably have the entire season of shows done already, but I figured saying something was better than stewing. While I don't want to discourage Sunshine from watching a science show necessarily, I may have to learn the schedule well and either be in another room or conveniently make sure we have something else going on at that time.
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