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Vanessa - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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What are your thoughts about certian cartoons and what ones are your favorite and least favorite and why.

Not sure where everyone lives but here in Ontario where I live we have Dora, Diego and Max and Ruby, Franklins, Caillou and my opinions of some of them are out of this world lol

Like Dora and Deigo get to run off and do adventures without there parents or letting there parents know where there going and they are like what 4? kinda makes me wonder what are children are learning because they might get the clue that they can cross bridges by themselves and go near wild animals.. and I just not pleased by that Idea.

For Max and Ruby , its a matter of where the heck are there parents, older sisters bossing little brothers, wondering the streets and making things by themselves and having baths by themselves.

Caillou, is a whiney kid that gets whatever he wants almost and his mom lets him go outside by himself to and with 8 year olds.

Franklin aswell gets to go travel by himself and goes and plays soccer and his parents dont even watch him play the game, how nice is that.

Aswell as all those shows trying to teach our kids how to speak spanish and what not, theres 100 of them, and i thought french was our second lanage, like sometimes we they speak spanish they dont even say what they mean first.

Just want your opinions on cartoons and list some postive and negatives and stuff like that and aswell as your opinions to my thoughts. :)

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Debbie - posted on 03/25/2010

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I don't think kids at this age are really thinking things like that. When we were kids there were Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Pink Panther, Bugs Bunny and such like that. I didn't think I could hit someone on the head with a pan and everything would be alright since I saw it on tv. I didn't think that rabbits and dogs really spoke.

I think shows like Dora, Diego, Max and Ruby, Calliou, .... are fun educational shows for kids. They learn about animals, lanuages and such like that. The shows I watched on Saturday mornings when I was younger had really no educational theme whatsoever. And these shows are so much better than the cartoons on Cartoon Network and channels like that who have Chowder, and shows like that. They drive me crazy some of the cartoons for older kids.

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Crystal - posted on 06/23/2010

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My son loves tv but he only has his certain shows that he actually sits down to watch. Imagination Movers on Disney are his favorite and I am in love with them! They teach great lessons and their songs are awesome! I don't feel like I am watching them same old cartoons every single day. But I like all of the cartoons and I don't think kids really understand that their parents aren't around. We just recently bought my son the Dragon Tales DVDs and he loves them! They have made his imagination expand so much. After watching them he usually runs around either pretending to be a dragon or playing with them.

Josie - posted on 06/21/2010

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My son does not like to watch cartoons really. The only cartoons he watches are Spongebob and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. That's it.

Manige - posted on 05/18/2010

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We like Kai-Lan. We used to watch Dora, but the whole swiper stealing other peoples things and they still associate with him. And he doesn't steal things because he wants them, he steals them because he doesn't want you to have it. What?!

Ni hao Kai-Lan we love. She always asks her ye-ye if she can go play (or he's there) and all of the lessons are about being a good friend, neighbor, citizen. Being helpful, nice, and caring. I record it on the DVR to avoid commercials and the show right after it. Dora. Recently my daughter has been using the Chinese she learns from Kai-Lan at home by answering us in Chinese or saying thank you!

My daughter also likes Dragon Tales on PBS. It's also about Being a good friend. It also deals with confidence, understanding, and appreciating differences in each other.

Sometimes she watches The Backyardigans on NickJr. They go on imaginary adventures in their backyard. There are no parents, but they never leave th yard. The choreography is fun and so is the music!

Little Bill is really cute, but it's not on anymore, so we got some DVD's off line!

Truth be told I let her watch Dora and Diego sometimes. She does like them, and it won't kill her. We just don't make a habit of it.

I think you are right to be careful about what she watches, but you have to remember that they are young kids who don't think as much into things as you do. For example, my daughter like Diego cause there are lots of animals and I really don't think that she realizes that there are all these other issues.

We also like Handy Many on Disney.

Christina - posted on 05/11/2010

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my ben loves nick jr. when we watch different shows on tv i try to be right there as he's watching them so if there is an issue that arrises i can be there and explain how we would do it in our family but i also tell him that it's what makes people different if we were all the same it would be boring. i also like to turn on different tv canals like animal planet, the cooking canal, or even the discovery canal just so he can experience a variety of different programs. i feel that each family is different and it all depends on thier views and morals as to what thier child watches. just use your mommy intuisions and i'm shure you'll do whats best for your lil one.

Mary - posted on 05/03/2010

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I think kids are smarter than we give them credit for... I think that on some level kids know that these cartoons are fiction or 'pretend'. Or at least we did when we were younger. We knew that rabbits (bugs bunny) couldn't talk. Anyhow, my Katie loves DORA and DIEGO and I love them too! I believe they are very educational. By watching Dora, Katie has learned to count up to 30! and to 10 in spanish. She knows all of her colors and shapes and many other things. By watching Diego, she has learned most of the animals they have on the show. She actually knows more than me! As for the cartoons I dislike... I do not like anything Disney or any of the movie cartoons. I only like cartoons that educate my daughter in some way. I think the children's network THE NOGGIN is a great educational tool.

Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2010

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Nathan loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Chuggington, Little Einsteins, Super Agent OSO and you can NEVER go wrong with Sesame Street (even though it's not a cartoon lol)

Nancy - posted on 04/06/2010

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my 2.5 yr old loves Curious George and he used to watch Caillou but I don't let him anymore because he seems to whiny and i don't want my son to grow up with this example.

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My 2 year-old daughter LOVES Dora, Diego, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Backyardigans, SpongeBob, Handy Manny, Ni Hao Kailin, and pretty much anything else that comes on in those morning kids blocks! I honestly don't think she understands that the kids are out and about without their parents, she just likes that they are her age and they "talk" to her via the tv. She is always spouting out words in Spanish. She can count to 4 in Spanish and 15 in English, she knows 10 colors and 5 shapes, and she knows different animals and their sounds - her favorite sound is the whale! And she LOVES pretending to rescue animals and such. She tells me that She's Dora, I'm Diego, her big sister (7) is Alicia and her little sister (1) is Boots. She then runs around the house singing songs (that she makes up) and pretending to do the same things as Dora (go over bridges - our couch is a great bridge; crossing the ocean - our living room rug is blue; go through the jungle - crawling under my and my hubby's bed; etc.). I think it's good that my 2 year-old has such an active imagination and I love all she is learning (what other 2 year old knows what a Chinchilla is just by looking at a picture of it? I didn't know and I'm 23, but while looking through an animal book the other day my 2 year-old pointed one out to me and she was right!).

Tonya - posted on 03/14/2010

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My Conner isn't a big cartoon watcher but loves disneys Chuggington. Landen on the other hand loves them all esp nickjr shows. He is a very very busy 3y old. I didn't even think he could count, know his colors or shapes. he just won't sit still long enough for me to teach him anything. Then one day while watching Dora he pick out a green triangle. I was so excited that he really knew things that i let the tv stay on disney or nickjr all day even if they're not really watching it.

Colette - posted on 03/13/2010

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My lil guy loves Max & Ruby, I think its cute I have always wondered about the parent thing though! He also likes Dora, Wow Wow Wubzy and Yo gabba gabba! He learns alot from Nick Jr, just today he was playing hide and seek(Max & Ruby) he can count to 3 in Spanish and is learning alot of cute songs and dances, our whole family watches these programs!

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