Little Einsteins (2005– )
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There's the leader, Leo, who's the conductor. His little sister Annie makes up songs to sing for about everything. June is the ballerina, saving Rocket, their rocket, and as well other people, from certain things. Quincy can play any instrument like a professional. He can pull a piano from his back-pocket too! (Hey, what are you going to do, it's a kid's show?)
These four kids (their all six except five-year-old Annie) goes around the world on missions to save animals, find a treasure, etc. Like I said earlier, there's lots of movement. They ask the kids to dance with them or pat the beat, etc. Then Annie asks them to sing with them. At the end they always give notice to the composer of the music they used that day and the artist whom painting they used.
This show is very imaginative. I highly recommend it.
My main complaint is the bizarre leaps of logic the show uses to "solve" problems. "Quick Rocket! We have to have a family of dancing alligators to ferry us across this log jam in the river! Dance with the swimming alligators!!!" Isn't Rocket a.......... rocket? Can't he just fly over the river? Does the sound of a flute really stop a volcanic eruption? Does Rocket have to drive out of the way of a Mars sandstorm (instead of fly over it?) Does the team really need to enlist the help of 16 killer whales to hop across the ocean to chase down a bald eagle?
I'm all for teaching kids to solve problems and think creatively but this method of problem solving is less creative and more stupid. It's like the writers are just casting around in their energy drink overloaded minds for the first music-related problem/solution set they can come up with. It just goes to show that if you set anything to classical music and claim it will make your kid smarter, parents will eat it up.