What kind of program and cartoon do you allow your 5 1/2 years?(21 Posts)
Hi there.My DS usually watch Cbeebies or milkshake.For the last two days he watched Horrid Henry on CITV,and he became so influenced by the shouting.Today we went to the liberery and he wanted to borrow the dvd.
Iam thinking of making my house a TV free,or should I stick to the Cbeebies wather he likes it or not? (Limited time of course) Usually hes so happy playing with his brother.What do you think?Iam feeling lost.
I have 4 kids..they all have different personalities. My ds2 shouts a lot, dd2 is bossy (but never speaks to anyone at playgroup). At 5 my kids have seen the Simpsons..nuff said!
I am avoiding Horrid Henry like the plague if possible.
DS (also 5.6) watches Ben 10, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo (though has only just stopped hiding behind a cushion at the 'scary' bits ), Bear Grylls and various Animal Planet things that DD (8) likes.
TV limited to between 4.30pm and tea time (usually 5pm on school nights) and they have to take turns as to who chooses what to watch so quite limited as to whats on. I am mean mummy though
I would say if you don't like the behaviour it produces let him know and tell him he won't be watching it if the behaviour continues.
ds (4 1/2) likes phineas and ferb, spongebob, peppa pig, the odd Horrid Henry, Ben and Holly's little kingdom, pokemon, Tom and Jerry, Garfield, Chowder, etc. Ds used to watch Ben10 but now seems to have grown out of it!! He barely watches CBeebies as it is a bit babyish for him now.
5.3 yr old DS likes green balloon club, Kerwhizz, everything's Rosie and driver Dan. And that's about it. will occasionally venture to watch a Charlie and lola or a wayballoo.
DId try Mist ( on DVD) and teh 1st story was OK but second and subsequent had scarey bits in.
He not very brave about new things on TV and I don;t push him on that subject. He has plenty of confidence in other new situations.
My DS - 5 1/2 loves watching programs on the National Geographic Wild Channel and occasionally Ben10. He also quite enjoys watching peppa pig and charlie and lola with my DD - 2 1/2.
I record most of the programs on my sky box, that way he can fast forward unwanted adverts.
Cbeebies - Octonauts a particular favourite and still likes Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly - also The Simpsons - which we watch as a family. Think it helps that DS2 is 4 so DS1 watches at his level. Agree with feetheart's suggestion - let DS watch it - but let him know if you don't like the behaviour it produces. Think TV is helpful for unwinding after school personally.
dd age 5.7 loves:
ben & holly
any disney cartoons
max and ruby
favourite - timothy goes to school and Billy
DS is 6 and likes Scooby Doo, Roar, Deadly 60, Mist, Big Barn Farm, Pokemon, Ben10, total wipeout (ad nauseum). He likes Horrid Henry but I don't - neither the prog or the books. To be honest I try to limit access to CITV in general as all the adverts make for too many conversations I can do without.
Sunnyday - your DD sounds identical to ours - all her favourites at that age. She is now older but still loves Peppa Pig and Timothy although she has now graduated to watching the Pop Girl Channel (Sleepover Club, Saddle Club and pop/fashion tittle tattle).
Thanks million to all your lovely replays.He did ask for Horrid Henry today,and i just said,that i am sorry we cant watch it as Iam not happy about Henry's behaviour.He was so content watching Cbeebies and Milkshake,till he discoved ICTV channel.Now that the day stays light for longer,he usually go to bed around 8pm,so sometimes on Sundays he enjoys watching Country file,Top gear.He like all programs about nature.Once again thank you for your support
I have a DS (6) and a DD (4.5). I remember when DS started watching Horrid Henry....he ran up some escalators ahead of me when I'd told him to wait and then stood at the top saying 'na na na na na'!! I was fuuuuuming!! Told him he wasn't watching HH for a week and that if he carried on copying the behaviour he wouldn't watch it again. He never did it again!
DD is a 'grown up' 4 year old and doesn't like much on cbeebies. She prefers watching Disney DVDs. When they're together they like watching Trapped, Horrid Henry, Deadly 60, Total Wipeout, Copycats etc. I miss Peppa Pig!
My DD is just turning 5 and has grown out of most on CBeebies and bored with the repeated Pappa Pig, Ben and Holly. We've been experimenting with other channels this holiday - she loves Tom and Jerry and likes some of CBBC but I think there is a huge jump in the drama from Grandpa in My Pocket to the dramas on CBBC and Nickelodeon. She does like Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies and Max and Ruby though. I dread Horrid Henry - it was advertised as the movie at the cinema and her eyes lit up - I thought oh no....
My ds (6) loves Phineas & Ferb
CITV (and yes, HH- I hate it)
Shaun the Sheep
The Simpsons (I hate it - and think it's highly inappropiate but DH says the rude bits go over the kids' heads).
Oh and a friend told me that Horrid Henry is supposed to use a type of animation that's speeded up and can make them hyper.
Don't know if this is true but apparently, there are a few cartoons on tv like this.
Strange - I have a friend who says exactly the same about HH: her 4 year old ds, previously well behaved and quiet, started behaving loudly/rudely at school and apparently copying his new hero.
My dds, OTOH, are totally unchanged by HH (one is 7 the other 4). He is not a role model for them, possibly the reason (rather than speeded up thingies).
Candace on Phineas & Ferb, now thats another matter
My DD discovered CITV at about 5.5, so her viewing changed a lot. She does watch Horrid Henry and Horrible Histories (which I think is vile); we have banned Tracy Beaker.
DD1 has begged and begged me to let her watch Dr Who - she is now 6.5 and it is fine. She has also begged for Harry Potter, so I have bought her the first dvd.
My advice is to stick to Cbeebies for as long as you possibly can. And then you just have to relax a bit or your kids make your life hell!
Tom & Jerry.
Horrid histories (he LOVES)
thats it really. He loves all the Dysney DVDS like Cars, monsters inc.
TBH he is a very outdoorsy kid, not interested in sitting and watching telly so we are lucky.
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