The Wiggles: Furry Tales
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know The Wiggles: Furry Tales is a DVD with 21 songs that have to do with animals. The songs are zippy and catchy and easy for even the youngest of viewers to understand and remember. Although many parents are hesitant to watch preschool-targeted singers such as the perpetually upbeat and cheery Wiggles, little kids will get to sing, dance, and move around to all the animal-focused tunes.
What's the story?
In THE WIGGLES: FURRY TALES, the new lineup of The Wiggles -- veteran Anthony (Anthony Field) and new additions Emma (Emma Watkins), Lachy (Lachlan Gillespie), and Simon (Simon Pryce) -- come together for their first sing-along video, a celebration of animal songs. In addition to songs about bunnies, tigers, dogs, camels, and koalas, there are a few tunes that encourage kids to get up and dance.
Is it any good?
The Wiggles belong to the same corner of children's entertainment as Barney and Teletubbies: Mention them to a group of parents, and half will roll their eyes and the other half will start singing "Fruit Salad." Even those parents who may not be interested in seeing the Aussie kiddie singers themselves have to admit how entertaining they are to the youngest of viewers. Preschoolers will enjoy this new video of animal songs, especially the ones that also invite them to hop, dance, and move like a particular wild animal, such as "The Monkey Dance" or "Come On Let's Jump." There's not much plot to this video, but that's fine, because toddlers and preschoolers just want to sing, dance, and revel in the happy-go-lucky Wiggles.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the songs and how they all deal with animals. What, if anything, did you learn about animals? Which song was your favorite?
What do you like about the new lineup of Wiggles? Do you miss the original crew?