My oldest nephew, now married and maybe starting a family of his own soon, grew up with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Somewhere, in fact, there exists a box of ALL of his old toys- which he’d love to share with my son, who’s now, 20 years later, loving the TMNT on Nickeleodon just as much as Joey did. Of course, it’s brought on a new obsession with pizza….but it’s also allowed us to expand into new toys and imaginative play with the Ninja Turtles and not just superheroes with him. He’s been asking me for a “cool” ninja turtle shirt to wear — I just found a few really cute (sorry, pal) TMNT shirts on NickShop that I may just have to order for his birthday this summer!
My kids ALL love Bubble Guppies on Nick. I like it too. It’s cute, it’s fun, and if I find a show all three of my kids will sit down and watch? I’m a happy mom. When we are in a dancing mood, we turn to Fresh Beat Band. I like the shows on Nick as a mom because I can know that the programming matches the ages- the kids just like the shows because they are fun and entertaining. Some are just fun, but often, especially with the programming for younger children, there’s some hidden educational components that are wonderful. Team Umizoomi has very fun and “hip” music plus a lot of mathematical concepts all masked with a robot, cool cars…
If you are Nickelodeon fans, head over to Nick Shop soon- when you purchase select items you can get a FREE Team Umizoomi backpack (oh, yes, another show my little ones adore!) NickShop is THE place for parents to find gifts for their children. NickShop features new and exclusive merchandise from children’s favorite Nickelodeon shows like TMNT, Winx Club, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, The Fresh Beat Band, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
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