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The flu is running rampant all across the country. Colds and sinus infections are keeping it company. Kids are sick, parents are sick, and grandparents are often helping to juggle doctor appointments, rock sick babies, and entertain the healthy and sick ones at the same time. This is a good time for Miss Spider and Magic Schoolbus.
These two children’s educational programs are special favorites of my grandchildren. They are available on TV on such channels as Noggin and Discovery, along with some PBS stations. You can also find most, if not all the shows available on DVD at Amazon , your DVD rental store, etc.
Miss Spider is a family of bugs, including adopted bugs. They feature a mommy and daddy, loving but firm discipline, and good lessons about caring/sharing for your family, friends, and neighbors.
Magic Schoolbus is about field trips Miss Frizell and her class take using her magic schoolbus. They learn about everything from bats to volcanoes to reptiles to the human body. It is fun, entertaining, and very educational.
Grandkids of all ages should find both of these series interesting and entertaining, even if they are used to other types of shows such as Spiderman and Saturday morning cartoons. They make a sick day much more fun, and the kids are learning without even realizing it. If you are watching, while holding a sick child, you will probably be entertained as well. I know I am.
If your grandkids live a long distance away, you might want to send a DVD or two of these, along with some of my other previously mentioned favorites, such as Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends series to them. If they aren’t sick now, their parents can put them away for a future sick day. They will appreciate that thoughtfulness greatly when those sick days arrive. Just be sure to check that they don’t already have them.