When our kids were little, the TV programs available for them were Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and Barney. The music on Sesame Street was peppy and fun. Mr. Rogers was so-so. But Barney! Gaaahhhh! I detested it.
You can tell whether or not a children’s TV program, movie, song, or book is good. Can the parents stand it over and over and over again? I couldn’t stand Barney so my children rarely watched it.
Sad to say VeggieTales came along after my children had outgrown those types of songs. I was sad because I enjoyed them when I occasionally would catch a song here or there.
Good news! I can enjoy them now — with my grandchildren. Huzzah!
Yes, you heard right. They are free, free, free!!! They are normally $2.99.
Every Friday in December (12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27) you can download them for free. (Am I saying the word ‘free’ too much? I hope not! I want to make sure that you know that you won’t have to pay a penny to get them!)
VeggieTales Silly Song Favorites combines classic video clips from the beloved animated series with a fun and simple object recognition game that’s perfect for preschoolers. (Even I can manage to be successful at the object recognition!)
This app requires iOS 4.3 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. (I have played it on my new iPad Mini and it works great.)
I absolutely love these songs! A couple of my favorites include The Hairbrush song where Larry sings passionately about wondering where his hairbrush is. The humor comes because Larry is a cucumber and doesn’t have any hair!
Then there is the song The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. And that’s exactly what they do — nothing! Funny words, catchy tune.
Then there is the His Cheeseburger song. Another funny, peppy song with a catchy rhythm!
I could listen to these songs over and over and over!
I’m impressed with whomever it was that wrote them. They are great musicians with a great sense of humor!
So, if you have an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod Touch, circle all of the Fridays on your calendar. That way you’ll be sure to remember to download these fun songs. Oh, and by the way, every Friday, they are free!
And then you can enjoy them with your grandchildren who are between the ages of 2 and 4 years old.