Responsible parenting and leadership are a start. In between reaching for the sky (Toy Story rocks).

Screw the darkness. I prefer the lightness of Pop.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lordy everyone needs refreshing lesson regularity. Plus, tummy parties can't hurt.

Listening and dancing to music is awesome!

Yes, it is. My friends Muno, Brobee, Foofa, Toodee, Plex and DJ Lance Rock all concur.

Yo Gabba Gabba is one of my Bea's favorite shows. It's a magical mystery cavalcade of 1980's colorful retro-fresh sights and sounds. Hip new and old music groups vie for each episode's highlight spot -- the super music friend's show.

Stand still...wiggle, wiggle, wiggle -- go! Wiggle wiggle, wiggle -- go! Stand still...

Bea dances away and loves it when we sing that to her -- a YGG staple.

It's also full of animated shorts, wiggles, giggles and well-crafted life lessons.

Yes, life lessons. For toddlers. Although I could make the argument that its lessons apply to the adult realm as well.

Friends, sharing, don't be afraid, going to the doctor, etc., etc.

Don't most kids shows play out that way?

Not really. There's a lot of garbage out there. We've had to sift through all the trash to find some programming with redeeming value. Nickelodeon has some decent shows (including Yo Gabba Gabba) and so does PBS Spout with my lifetime favorite, Sesame Street.

Because everything on Wikipedia is true, I learned this about the show:

Unlike most educational children's shows, “Yo Gabba Gabba” was not developed by network executives. Instead the show was developed by two Southern California dads who simply shared a mutual disappointment in kids’ television.

When Brown Johnson, the executive vice president and executive creative director of Nickelodeon Preschool, was convinced to take the time to check it the dads' pilot, she said:

“Lordy nothing else looks like this on TV”.

Right on. Entrepreneurial dads doing it up right for their kids. That's a refreshing lesson in and of itself.

Lordy everyone needs refreshing lesson regularity. Plus, tummy parties can't hurt.


  1. My son is eight and still likes this show!

  2. My girls are two old for this show, but I like the fact that two entrepreneurial dads and not network executives created this show. Right on Dads!