Tuesday, August 07, 2007

TV brings out the cutest in her

At the risk of being judged a bad mum for allowing TLM to watch TV, I'm going to say that without television she would have fewer avenues of displaying cute behaviour.

I went all gooey when I arrived unnoticed at her daycare last Friday, and watched as she put a teddy bear to bed in a little cot, bent down to kiss it night-night, and tucked it in under a crocheted blanket.

But just as cute is when she's watching the Wiggly Safari DVD and pretending to be a ballerina butterfly when the Butterflies song comes on. And I just love it when we're watching In the Night Garden together, and during the opening scene where a young child watches his parent's index finger make little circles on his palm, TLM sticks her hand out so I can do the same.

The downside to the speed with which TLM learns from what she watches though, is that I have to be extra vigilant about keeping her away from the advertising. There's no way I want her demanding a Barbie Princess for Christmas.

9 comments:

Cathi said...

I can remember my sister, older than TLM is now but not by much, watching the Olympics gymnastics events on TV and then practising some of those moves herself :)

Television isn't all bad. Advertising is though.

ElizaF said...

Ooohhh, don't talk to me about The D*****d night garden. Do you have Derek Jacobi narrating it there as well and that theme music, I cannot get it out of my head.... Icle Pickle indeed! :) E.

Make Tea Not War said...

I noticed my daughter playing a game the other day peddling her trike fast and shouting allegro and then slowly shouting adagio. It was adorable. I'd like to pretend its because she is a tiny child genius already good at Italian and up with music terminology but I think it might possibly have had something to do with her watching hours and hours of little Ensteins & playing their rocket racing game on the computer

Angela said...

Learning comes from all places and if cuteness comes sometimes from watching the TV well then it isn't all bad, especially when at the same time it gives mommy some down time.

Violet said...

cathi: I like when she watches kids on the telly washing up and sweeping the floor :-)

elizaf: yep it's the same one. but the tune is not as insistent as any of the Wiggles tunes. I have't yet woken up with it playing in my head.

mtnw: TLM likes that show too. She says "rocket" a lot.

glomgold said...

Uh oh! Wiggles!

CreditPir said...

It is also very difficult to forbid my 3 year old daughter watch TV. But It's very funny when she interpolates words from ads. But still we have some TV limits.

Opra said...

You see, TV can be both friend and enemies for people. Of course we can't forbid children to watch it. However, there should be TV limit:)

Violet said...

opra: oh, I'm all for limits - no Barney and no advertising.