Octonauts FTW

Posted on February 10, 2015
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OCTONAUTS

Punkin has really taken to The Octonauts cartoon. These things come and go in waves (no pun intended) but this one seems to be sticking. We had Octonauts stuff at her birthday party and she spent her birthday money mostly on various Gup vehicles.

What I really like about the show is that every single episode is doing stealth teaching. There is always at least one animal fact or aquatic bit in each cartoon. The other day she used the words “kelp” and “krill.” When I asked her, she was able to correctly define what each was. I would put this as the best cartoon she watches for that reason. Add on that I enjoy it as an homage to all forms of stiff-upper-lip British military fiction (for me, that includes Pertwee era Dr. Who). This show is educational to kids, enjoyable by parents. That’s a win on multiple fronts for me. Now we need to hunt up some of the original books that the show was based on.

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  1. Nicholas Mercer on February 10th, 2015 10:31 pm

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  3. Daniel Boyd on February 10th, 2015 10:54 pm

    Wait until she gets older and loses interest in a program that you really enjoy (as my sons did). You’ll be tempted to watch a new episode by yourself… like I did OK! I’m not proud but I did! #wordworldwascoolshutup   ;-}

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  9. PJ Cabrera on February 10th, 2015 11:52 pm

    That image has a kinda Thunderbirds look to it

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  13. Andre Pope on February 11th, 2015 8:02 am

    I like it better than the kids do.

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  17. Dan Conover on February 11th, 2015 8:20 am

    OCTONAUTS ARE GO!

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