I grew up the child of hippies and The Beatles were the music of my childhood. My father played their albums so often I don’t remember when I first heard the songs, it just seems that I always knew them. I was delighted to discover Beat Bugs and share this with my children too.
Beat Bugs is a children’s program that is available for viewing on Netflix and we are hooked! The show centers around a group of bugs living in a backyard and each episode features a different song by The Beatles. I love the way the show’s writers use the lyrics and work a story around them.
The show itself is adorable with terrific characters and an interesting and creative take on a bug’s life in suburbia. The characters are engaging and endearing. There is Buzz – a fruit fly and the baby of the group, Kumi – a ladybug who is the group leader, Jay – an impulsive and curious beetle, Crick – a cricket who is the brains of the operation, and my favorite, Walter – a garden slug with a heart of gold. These main characters are joined by others who fit into the lyrics of the featured song and plotline that goes with it, like Lucy…a dragonfly with kaleidoscope eyes! I love these little Beat Bug action figures. They are durable, colorful and the perfect size for little hands. My daughter has barely put them down since they arrived at our house.
Best of all, the show features popular singers like James Corden, P!nk, and Sia (to name a few) to perform the featured songs. I just love that instead of singing some of the insipid songs from other children’s programs my daughters now sing “Blackbird” and “Yellow Submarine” around the house.
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