TV with a 1-year old

January 25, 2011 at 10:59 am (babbling, Family, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , )

My little one is now 13-months old, and what we watch and don’t watch on television has completely changed.

First off, “Sesame Street” and “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” are now added to our tivo. He seems to really like the music in The Cat in the Hat.  I really love the creativity in Sesame Street, taking popular music and tv shows and giving it a kid twist.  Wes’ attention span is only about 10 minutes for tv, which I don’t mind. Both Sam and I agree that he is too young to really be watching tv anyway. He does seem to have an odd affinity for Wheel of Fortune though. Maybe it’s the clapping, or Sam and I shouting out [what we think are] the answers.

Secondly, he doesn’t go to sleep until 9pm and he’s learning so quickly we have a hard time watching anything with questionable content in front of him.  Hearing about our friend’s 2-year old + son being able to clear a room (pretending he has a gun and all) because of learning from the shows they were watching was rather frightening.  We don’t want to rush Wes out of his childhood or for him to learn things he doesn’t need to yet!

What am I watching these days after the kiddo goes to sleep?? My favorites are Human Target and Bones on Fox, Castle and Modern Family on ABC and NBC’s Community. Sam’s favorites are Human Target and Hawaii 5-0.We will watch more True Blood once the past season comes out on Netflix. So You Think You Can Dance, my guilty pleasure, will also be on our list once it returns to air.

Show’s I no longer care about/tolerate:  V (too over dramatic all the time, not enough action), Chuck (too much love-feud with Chuck/Sarah – it’s become more like a CW show), The Event (such bad writing I can’t tolerate it even for a minute), American Idol (I miss Simon and the conflict that was created because of his ideas being different than others on the panel. They all agree too much now. Tyler is funny, but not enough for me to keep tuning in).  We’ve also given up on Dexter, his lack of growth was too frustrating to continue watching once the amazing writing and story twists disappeared.

Time is just too precious to waste!

So what are you all watching these days? Those of you with kids, what are your must-see shows? What are the must-see shows for your kids?

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