I am a big fan of the CBC and an even bigger fan of their children’s programming. I have been for a long, long time. My mother has told me that she opted to put me in afternoon kindergarten because it would have been too upsetting for me to miss Mr. Dressup every morning.
And if you don’t know Mr. Dressup stop right now and go and watch him.
There are episodes on YouTube.
We own the DVDs.
I was thrilled when my kid took a shining to Patty and Sid and Mamma Yamma – the Kids CBC team. And then last year a show started that I’m pretty sure I like as much as she does. The show that makes the whole family burst into song: The Adventures of Napkin Man.
Napkin Man is all about teaching kids how to deal with the emotions they have and adjusting the way they respond to situations.
We’ve been watching Napkin Man on TV, playing with him on the CBC website and now there are three ebooks that not only feature the same great stuff from the TV show, but my kid can use them in learning to read.
As soon as we finished the story in Say Hello she wanted to move on to Treasure for All. (We had already read Penguins A Go Go because penguins). I highly recommend Napkin Man in all his formats and I dare you not to break into the theme song once you fall in love with the show.
“If you’re happy, sad, scared or mad, these are all feelings I have had…”
Disclosure: I was compensated for posting about the new Napkin Man ebooks, but my opinions of them are my own.