Monday, December 8, 2008

Can we build it?

Yes we can! Ben is a regular Bob the Builder groupie these days. It all started when the pediatrician's nurse gave him a Bob the Builder action figure as a present. He thought this was pretty cool. Then we discovered that we have the "Sprout on Demand" channel, which lets us watch any of a number of PBS and BBC kids shows whenever we want. So we watched some Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder episodes. He liked Thomas, but he absolutely adored Bob. Now whenever he needs a Bob fix, he'll point to the TV and say "Bob Bob Bob!!"

Well, specifically, he loves the Bob theme song. After that, the actual show itself can't compete with whatever toys or books are lying around near him. Neil and I are more into the show than he is. But at the end of the show, when the music starts up again, Ben tunes back in. Yesterday, he was completely absorbed in a book, his back to the TV. The theme song started, and Ben bolted upright, his mouth wide open. He turned to the TV and watched the credits roll, listening to the music with a look of transcendent glee on his face.


leahlefler said...

Great. Now I have that theme song stuck in my head!

Nolan doesn't seem to care for TV yet, but he will watch something containing music. We have a "Disneyland Fun" DVD that he LOVES because the entire thing is set to music.

Julia said...

Y'know, I take a certain evil satisfaction in that! Part of why I wrote the post is because the music was stuck in my head, too!

Scoop, Muck, and Dizzy, and Rollie too. Lofty and Wendy join the crew!

Oh, I ordered some Signing Time DVDs (including Leah's Farm) for Ben for Christmas, on your recommendation!

leahlefler said...

I hope he likes them! We have a few and I like the fact that the word is said many times in addition to the sign being shown. We've been doing mostly "keyword" signing with Nolan lately- for words he confuses ("light" and "slide" sounded the same to him the other day and we needed to clarify). The music in the Signing Time series is pretty good- the signs are ASL signs (though obviously most of the nouns are the same as in SEE).