If you're not familiar with Yo Gabba Gabba, and you have a soft spot in your heart for disco and the Muppets, you really should check them out.
Can you name another show at which you can watch larger-than-life technicolor dancing creatures, see an SNL castmember and two rappers, dance with your food in the aisles and experience an indoor snowstorm?
When I was offered 2pm tickets, I was a little bit concerned because that's smack in the middle of my two year old daughter's naptime. (She and my husband actually joined my older kiddo and me at the show during intermission after a failed attempt to get her to nap.)
When my kids heard that we would be attending the Yo Gabba Gabba show again this year, they were super excited…and now, every day for the last couple of weeks I have had to endure the "Is it time for the Yo Gabba Gabba show, yet?" 😉
Well, this weekend, I will finally able to tell them yes!
It really is true that music soothes the savage beast…particularly when that beast is a bored toddler or preschooler. I can't count the times that I have headed off (or interrupted, for that matter!) a temper tantrum by blasting some music and inspiring an impromptu dance party around my living room.
I am always happy to add some new tunes to my playlist so that I don't have to listen to the same old stuff over and over again…particularly when the new tunes are from some tried and true favorites.
Joanie Leeds, a singer, preschool music teacher and virtuoso, performed at my son's birthday party after I found her on google a couple of years ago and her City Kid cd has been in rotation ever since. I can't tell you how I was to hear that she was coming out with a new cd!
Celebrity guest stars have been a big part of Sesame Street since the beginning…and the personality of each star is what makes the episodes fun.
Last week, Katy Perry leaked a video of her own guest spot on Sesame Street–a cute song called "Hot N Cold"…in the spot, Katy Perry, in a chartreuse party dress and veil, is complaining that Elmo doesn't want to play dress up with her anymore. Almost immediately, a bunch of 'concerned' parents complained about the outfit that Perry was wearing–and the folks at Sesame Street pulled the episode.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I am so disappointed in Sesame Street–not to mention confused. Have these parents never taken their kids to the beach or to a pool? Never let their kids play dress up? Never noticed that Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is wearing nothing more than a bra top and tail?