Occasionally Little Miss A and I like to watch the Discovery Kids channel, I’ll admit, Hip Hop Harry is like the car wreck I just can’t look away from, but really our favorite show is Bindi the Jungle Girl. Bindi the Jungle Girl is the late Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin’s daughter’s show about animals and preserving endangered species. We really like it. Anyway this post is not about Discovery Kids or Bindi Irwin directly, but about the new television network that is going to replace Discovery Kids called, The Hub and it’s preschool pal, HubBub.
The great people at The Hub sent me two exclusive My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic coloring pages that I’d like to share with you. Click HERE to download and open to print.
Our household is super excited about the “new” programming. There are a few shows coming on that we’re already familiar with. Either it’s something that DaddyB and I grew up watching or fun shows that we’ve discovered for Miss A as she’s getting more into television shows.
Miss A loves Strawberry Shortcake, and we have 2 of the new CGI DVDs, which she loves and also at the Type-A Conference I was given a children’s book featuring the new, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show. The funny this is that the animation of My Little Pony reminds me a lot of The Power Puff Girls.
If you’re old and nostaligic like me, you’ll love; Wonder Years, Fraggle Rock, Transformers Generation 1, GI Joe (the original 80s version), and Doogie Howser M.D. And even if you never watched these shows growing up I guarantee you’ll still enjoy them! (As a side note some of Discovery’s current programing will be on The Hub as well.)
Lucky for us Time Warner Cable’s On Demand feature gave us some previews of shows to come on HubBub, the preschool section. From what we were able to watch I really liked the WotWots and so did Miss A. It’s a very cute show about these fuzzy aliens and in the episode we watched they were learning about animals and had a silly slurpie moment. We were also able to watch In the Night Garden which really reminded me of the Teletubbies, which I am not really a huge fan of, but Miss A really liked the show, either that or her cold medicine was kicking in. 😉
My only concern with Hub is that some of the shows are a little scary, (in my opinion for Miss A who’s 3). I’m not really worried when watching HubBub because the more intense shows aren’t on HubBub, but when we watch The Hub for our other favorites I’m a little nervous about commercials for the aforementioned shows. Crossing my fingers that there aren’t too many graphic commercials for those cartoons.
So basically, we’re very excited about The Hub and it’s great programming and know that it’ll be something that everyone in our family can enjoy, okay well maybe not Baby C, but she loves chewing on the McDonald’s Strawberry Shortcake crew, so we’ll take that as a Hub approval.
Be sure to tune in with me on 10-10-10, this Sunday, for The Hub’s network launch, fun giveaways and make it a point to come back to this post or my facebook, twitter, or all three, and tell me what your favorite show or moment during The Hub’s launch is. I can’t wait to watch and hear from you!
In the meantime you can find more information on The Hub here: http://www.hubworld.com/ and here: http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork and here: http://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork PS watch out for the fun games on hubworld.com Miss A has already made lemonade, found some cutie marks, and chomped veggies.