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What kind of program and cartoon do you allow your 5 1/2 years?

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preciousmum Tue 31-May-11 23:57:31

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.

squidgy12 Wed 01-Jun-11 00:49:08

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madhattershouse Wed 01-Jun-11 00:56:15

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!

feetheart Wed 01-Jun-11 01:00:49

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 smile), 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 smile

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.


Seona1973 Wed 01-Jun-11 19:07:09

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.

UniS Wed 01-Jun-11 22:48:45

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.

vegasmum Wed 01-Jun-11 23:01:21

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MommySunshine Wed 01-Jun-11 23:07:45

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.

Curve Wed 01-Jun-11 23:09:12

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.

sunnyday123 Thu 02-Jun-11 23:06:56

dd age 5.7 loves:

peppa pig
ben & holly
any disney cartoons
max and ruby
favourite - timothy goes to school and Billy

munstersmum Fri 03-Jun-11 10:23:01

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.

Butkin Fri 03-Jun-11 13:07:39

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).

preciousmum Fri 03-Jun-11 23:48:54

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 smile

muffinflop Sun 05-Jun-11 00:10:35

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!

Galaxymum Sun 05-Jun-11 12:03:27

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....

vintageteacups Sun 05-Jun-11 12:18:06

My ds (6) loves Phineas & Ferb
Scooby Doo
CITV (and yes, HH- I hate it)
Art Attack
Shaun the Sheep
Wildlife programmes
Crystal Maze
The Simpsons (I hate it - and think it's highly inappropiate but DH says the rude bits go over the kids' heads).

vintageteacups Sun 05-Jun-11 12:18:57

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.

looblylu Sun 05-Jun-11 14:17:42

DD(5) loves pokemon.
Shes also fond of arthur.

Elibean Sun 05-Jun-11 18:46:13

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 hmm

swash Sun 05-Jun-11 18:54:09

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!

thighslapper Sun 05-Jun-11 19:00:55

scooby doo
Sponge bob
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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