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We are raising our 3 year old in a country where English is not the native language, but at home we all speak English. Also I like our little one to watch some English tv. He loves watching Dora, Diego, Umi Zoomi and Bubble Guppies because they are so interactive. I love it how they keep coming up with questions that my little one loves to answer.

Now I am looking for more programs like that (cartoon and interactive).

Who can give me some names?

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We're a Disney Jr household - also good because no commercials.  My 2yo loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates (they always count at the end), Little Einstein's....

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These all seem reall fun programs and I think our boy would love them. I'll look some of them up for him.

Still I am looking for some more interaction. What I mean with that is that questions are being asked and then the viewer (our kiddo) has to help finding the answer. Like in Umi Zoomie they might for example be looking for a triangle and then they show several shapes on the screen and say:"We need your help! Which of these shapes is a triangle?" Then they wait for a moment so that the viewer can point out what the triangle is or yell "The red one is a triangle!" and then Umi Zoomie says: "Yes, that's right. This is a triangle!".

 

Diego often asks the viewer to keep saying "swim, swim, swim" as to help an animal to swim faster. What I am looking for is that the kid has to take real action in order to help the cartoon figures on the screen. I find this in Dora, Diego, Umi Zoomi and Bubble Guppies very much, but where else do I find this?

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All of these ask questions...shapes, numbers, finding a particular object on the screen. They do repetition of words. I'm not a nickelodeon fan at all, personal thing, but these are the Disney equivalent of those shows.
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Blues clues is great for that. Super Why has "audience participation" too.
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What about good old fashioned Sesame Street? I haven't seen it in ages but as I child I learned how to write my name at age 2 by watching it. It's all about numbers and letters.

Or, there are about a million apps for learning if that's what you're after.....


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