My daughter is not a television watcher. We have it on and off throughout the day, mostly for background noise, but rarely does she ever sit and watch television. And in case you were wondering, I am aware that the AAP recommends that children under 2 don’t want any television at all. (I have a certain childless relative that insists on reminding me once every few weeks). Don’t get me wrong, I would never just plop my child in front of the television, but there are a few shows that I would like us to watch together. Ones that are fun and educational, programs like Sukey’s Circle.
Sukey’s Circle is a DVD starring Sukey Molloy and her pals Sunny and Tick Tock. They all live in the world of PlayMove&Sing. Star and creator Sukey Molloy has some impressive credentials. From her website:
“Sukey Molloy is a developmental music and movement educator, performing artist, and award winning recording and video artist of children’s music, movement, and song. Her music has won the 2006 Children’s Music Web Award, and the 2008 NAPPA Honors Award, and her DVD, Sukey’s Circle! is a recipient of the 2009 NAPPA Honors Award and 2010 Mom’s Choice Award.”
Sukey also conducts Gym and Music Play classes in Rockland Cty, New York and performs with her Circle Song Band. Check out the website for events and more information.
The only show Emma has displayed the least bit of interest in these days is the songs and performances by the crazy gang at Yo Gabba Gabba, so needless to say, I had low expectations. But from the minute I hit play, Emma was hooked on Sukey’s Circle.. She especially loved the song in the first episode, “These are my eyes”, as her favorite activity right now is to point to eyes, noses, mouths, and just about every other body part. She was glued, just look at her! The fun continued with the next episode, Tic Toc, where we learned how to move like a clock and sing along.
Sukey moves around in a graceful, gentle, dance-like manner as she shows children different ways to move their bodies. Sukey’s voice is calm, gentle, and friendly with her little giggles here and there. My husband and I felt so relaxed after watching, that we were ready for bed!
Sukey’s Circle was the break we needed from the sometimes way too hyper shows on television. The DVD is very nicely done. The colorful characters are attractive, Sukey is pleasant, and the music and instruction is fun and educational.