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I have a 19 hour flight in my future with my 4 1/2 year old and 6 month old.  So far the only thing my 4 year old has watched is a few epsiodes of Mighty machines and that has been  extremely limited.  I am packing lots of tv free things for him to do but need a few things in case I just can't hack it.  Has anyone watched reading rainbow and mr rogers neighboorhood and would you recommend them or is there something else you would recommend.  I used to watch them when I was little and though they might be good.

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I like your post buddy.. Thanks for sharing it.

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May Reading Rainbow? I try it at home 1st. We love the muppet show here.

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reading rainbow is AWESOME.  you might also want to check the books that are mentioned in the particular broadcast to take along for some non video reading.. the kids like it when they discover the books that way ;)  they used to have a great website that listed the themes and had a bibliography of the books but PBS took it down!  why?!!! 

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Don't think that the following are too mature for little munchkins! 
DS has been a passionate devotee of anything by David Attenborough since he was less than 3 years old!!  His narration is soft and gentle, with images that will simply astound all of you.  I promise that any of these will keep your little boy entranced for HOURS!  Plus, you'll like them, too.
[U]David Attenborough's[/U]:
Life On Earth
Life Of Birds
Secret Life Of Plants (only available on VHS in the US)
Blue Planet
Life Of Mammals
Trials Of Life
Living Planet
Jewel Of the Earth (all about amber)
Life In the Freezer
Life In the Undergrowth (all about insects)
Life In Cold Blood (reptiles and amphibians)
Japan's Secret Garden (David Attenborough)
Garden Of Eden (on the Seychelle Islands)
The Unknown World (microscopic life)
Treasures Of the Great Barrier Reef
Miracle Of Life (in the womb)
The Great Barrier Reef
The Living Sea
Coral Reef Adventure
Blue Planet (different from the David Attenborough series above)
Origins Of Life
[U]PBS Home Video[/U]:
Secrets Of the Ocean Realm
Winged Migration

Walking With Dinosaurs
Walking With Cavemen
Walking With Prehistoric Beasts
Chased By Dinosaurs
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric Park
When Dinosaurs Roamed America
Dinosaur Planet
[U]National Geographic[/U]:
Any of the Really Wild Animals videos (set of 10 available, any and all are terrific for kids AND adults!)
Any National Geographic specials

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