I became a mom a little over 7 years ago now, and prior to that I was completely out of the loop when it came to kid stuff. I quickly acclimated to life with a small child, and when my oldest first started watching TV some of the earliest cartoons that she watched were on Nick (now Nick Jr.). I can remember being particularly fond of The Backyardigans. The first DVD that I can remember buying my now 7 year old was The Backyardigans: Legend of the Volcano Sisters. In fact, we still have it, and I still remember some of the songs. :-)
Next on my early list of Nick favorites (way back in 2007, HA!) was Wow Wow Wubbzy, followed up by Dora the Explorer. Over time, my house has become home to countless Dora toys, pajamas and even a suitcase that is still in use today. We still watch tons of Nick in our house, with the current favorites being Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and the Fresh Beat Band. I’m actually getting ready to purchase tickets tomorrow for the Fresh Beat Band show coming to Columbus in January. My kids are going to be so excited!
My iPad is also full of Nick apps – if you haven’t checked out the Nick Jr. Draw & Play App, be sure to do so – my girls love it and play with it all of the time. I love finding them giggling about their latest creation. Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom Into Numbers is another great app that gets lots of playing time around here.
As a parent, I love that Nick provides entertaining and educational shows, apps and more for my kids. I never have to worry that my kids will be watching inappropriate content when we have Nick Jr. on. The programming really seems to grow with your child as well. Even though I have a 4 year plus age gap between my girls, they are always able to find something to watch together.
With all of my experience with Nick shows, apps and products, I didn’t know until recently that you can find tons of great Nick products in the Nickelodeon online NickShop. And right now you can get the adorable Team Umizoomi backpack seen below for FREE when you purchase any eligible product. PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25.
I love that this backpack is sized perfectly for preschoolers! I can’t believe that my youngest is going to be a preschooler in September.
In case you are new to the NickShop too, here is some more info: 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.
What are the favorite Nick shows in your house?
Thank you to the Nick Shop for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.