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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Mother Goose Club is an award-winning YouTube channel featuring videos that teach preschoolers important early literacy skills like number and letter recognition, letter sounds, color names, and rhyming. The programming blends animated scenery and characterization with live-action cast members dressed in bold, colorful costumes. It's fun to watch, and the engaging music and motions encourage kids to join in. In addition, some skits show the characters showing compassion and respect when one or more faces a challenge. These enjoyable videos feature a diverse and talented cast, energetic content, and solid learning potential for preschoolers.
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What's the story?
MOTHER GOOSE CLUB is an preschool learning series that teaches early literacy skills through music, nursery rhymes, and short skits featuring six recurring costumed characters: Eep the Mouse (Liam Remick), Jack B. Nimble (Joseph Lopez), Little Bo Peep (Jessica Diaz), Mary Quite Contrary (Abigail McGuire), Teddy Bear (Rachel Hockett), and Baa Baa Sheep (Ivy Rhodes). The show utilizes both live-action sequences and fully animated ones involving computer-generated versions of the cast members. Classic rhymes and lively songs introduce skills like letter recognition, simple phonics, color and number familiarity, rhyming, and counting.
Is it any good?
This award-winning channel uses bold animation, engaging characters, and vibrant content to keep kids' attention long enough to impart on them its considerable age-appropriate wisdom. It doesn't try to do too much, keeping the material simple and repetitious (but not TOO repetitious for parents' sake) to ensure it's a fun watch for kids. The combination of live-action characters and animated sets enhances the show's visual appeal and facilitates some fun video interpretations of familiar songs like "Apples and Bananas" and "Ten in the Bed."
Even if oversized plush costumes aren't your thing, these celebrated videos' quality is immediately evident. The Mother Goose Club cast members are a talented bunch, which encourages viewers' participation in the songs and rhymes and, by association, helps them absorb the early language and other skills more quickly and efficiently. As preschool programming goes, Mother Goose Club is the perfect blend of kid-driven silliness and characters and parent-approved skills-based learning.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the skills introduced in the videos and build on the learning that started there. Kids: What opportunities exist in your daily routines to practice counting or to identify letters? What sounds do those letters make? How high can you count?
How do the characters show kindness to each other? Why is kindness important in your friendships?
Kids: Do you have a favorite Mother Goose Club character? If so, who is it? Which songs or rhymes do you most enjoy hearing in the videos?
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