Charlie has never cared about the TV. He is the complete opposite of his brother in that regard.
If a TV is on, Eddie’s life pauses and he will sit directly in front of the boob tube and get immersed in anything that is on it. He will even get into the news and ask questions and talk about what is on.
We have to be careful about what is on when he is around.
Charlie has never, ever cared.
If the TV is not on, he will point out that it’s not on, but he really doesn’t pay any attention to what is on it.
At two, we could turn on PBS and Eddie would be good for hours (if we let him…not that we ever did that. Ahem). Charlie will sit and watch Curious George or Octonauts before bed if he’s REALLY tired. Otherwise he just plays.
There is one show, however, that we noticed that Charlie has fallen in love with: Wild Krats.
Or Krat Krats, as he calls it.
You should know that Charlie is in love with all animals. All of them.
His favorite books are any book that requires pointing out animals and what they say. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is in HEAVY rotation right now.
We are home between 5:00 and 5:15pm every day after school/work/daycare, and every day at 5:30pm, Charlie shouts “KRAT KRATS!” from wherever he is the second an animal appears on our TV.
He’s pretty uninterested in the actual cartoon part of the show, but the parts with the actual Krat brothers showing animals? He squeals and laughs and points and get so excited!
We recently discovered that Netflix has Wild Krats.
It is impossible to scroll through the options without Charlie seeing those animated brothers and yelling “KRAT KRATS!” In fact, if that is not what Eddie is choosing (Ninjago is on his fave list right now), Charlie generally has a fit. Luckily, we can get Netflix on every TV in the house thanks to the Tivo, the Wii, and the Roku, so Charlie can watch in another room.
What are your kids watching lately?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and will be sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. As a member of the Stream Team I was provided with a Roku and a voucher to apply towards my Netflix account. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.