Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Children’s Program Review: Curious George

by M. J. Joachim

Fond memories of reading Curious George books as a child flooded my mind as I spent some time watching Curious George today. Narrated by William H. Macy, this children’s animated series is unmistakably charming. Stories come to life, sharing the curious nature of George and the man in the yellow hat.

Within each story are educational lessons about science, math and other problem solving activities. Friendship is an important theme, as George and other characters spend time helping their friends and neighbors, along with continuously striving to make their community a better place to live. Teamwork is also an important theme stressed throughout these animated short story clips.

Language is simple enough for very young children, with lessons and themes that are appropriate for older kids too. This is one where parents can’t go wrong, in my opinion, because it’s light, fun, educational and thoughtful. Besides, who doesn’t love a curious monkey? And yes, there is an app for that:

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting today,

M. J.

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