Backdated post for Aug 2014
I’m a super restrictive Mama. Screen-time for Sweet Butterfly was restricted to educational DVDs like leapfrog. When I was pregnant, I gave in a little and introduced Nick Junior. Team Umizoomi became her favourite. I liked it too as it taught Maths.
With Busy Bee, I relented more by introducing her to the Disney cartoon, Little Mermaid. I struggled over this decision before showing her the DVD. Sweet Butterfly loves Ariel. Her 3 years old birthday cake had a Little Mermaid theme. We read the story countless time. I thought that by seeing the cartoon, she could relate to it.
She watched the DVD DAILY for more than a month. She talked about the show every second. She refused to do any activities with me. She just wanted to ‘pretend-play’ the Little Mermaid way.
In the end, I made her some props. She was ecstatic.
Checking out the pieces.
Found Ursula. Somehow, Ursula fascinate her too.
This was a wonderful activity as it allowed me to carry Busy Bee (this explained the lack of photos) and re-tell the story together with her. We had lots of literacy fun. Did I mention that she can sing the song Part of Your World?