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Lara Jill Miller,
The poplular children's books, written by Paulette Bourgeois, come alive in this television series about a turtle named Franklin. Each episode has a story of Franklin and his friends. ... See full summary »
My 2 year old should be, and he LOVES this show. He never stops talking about it, and insists that he is an Umi-friend. He drives an Umi-car, etc.
This is the first show other than Blue's Clues that he actually pays attention to, and we have all 6 seasons of Blue's Clues in the house, Sesame Street episodes going back to 1969, Electric Company, Kai Lan, and all of the stuff that's currently on Nick, Jr or PBSKids. He'll watch any show for about 5 minutes, then he's off to find something else to play with, but for whatever reason (and it seems to be more than just Donovan Patton's voice), with this one he'll sit still for the full 20 minutes, and soak it all up. If you have a two year old in the house, you know that they can be like a ferret after a double espresso... This show appears to be the antidote.
He shouts out the answers to the questions, which he normally ignores on Kai Lan, Wonderpets, Blue, etc., and gets fully engaged with the show. It's done wonders for his shape recognition.
As a parent, I have to say that I like it too. Smart, funny, engaging, educational, and it can hold the attention of a wired two year old. My four year old watches it too, and despite the fact that he has wider- ranging tastes, he loves this show too.
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