At the Howerton home, watching TV is not something we just do without thinking. Mark and I are serious about limiting our kids’ screen time, and I’ve blogged in multiple locations (Rage Against the Minivan, Huffington Post, here at Babble) about how we negotiate screen time. The point is, we don’t just want our kids watching any TV show whenever they want. Part of it is because we don’t want them staring at technology all day rather than interacting with each other or us. The other part of it is that lots of children’s television is just intolerable. It makes me stabby.
But as most parents know, kids’ television has come a long way from Thundercats or the Smurfs or whatever passed for Saturday-morning TV when we were kids. When my kids stream or watch a Disney show, I often find myself getting roped into it along with them. So rather than another parenting post railing against kids these days and TV, I thought I’d offer something more positive: a few of the Disney shows I happen to like. We don’t watch any of these religiously—the kids don’t watch anything religiously—but if they happen to choose one of these for their screen time, I don’t really mind.