I was beyond tickled when I found out the amazing Kratt brothers were coming to Madison this month, but sad to find out after the tickets sold out (they went FAAASSSTT).
Now, if you have any little people in the world, I hope you are smart enough to hook them up with PBS. First of all – it’s FREE (so there is really no excuse to make them miss Wild Kratts, Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, etc …)
Here is why I love them:
My grandfather was a big wig in the Zoology department of the University of Wisconsin. If you are 35+ and ever took Zoology 100, you probably had gramps. Professor Lemeul A. Fraser.
He was renowned world wide for his research on jelly fish — his main life’s work…and his involvement with Friday Harbor Marine Labs.
After my parents were divorced and dad had his “new” family, gramps would often step in and do things with us. I remember all the nature walks, learning how birds were like dinosaurs and how to identify them by their calls, getting behind the scenes at the zoo — even riding an elephant with him!
One day I saw a cute ring tailed lemur on tv — and that was Zoboomafoo. I parked Miss Sarah on my lap and we watched. Every. Single. Episode. (I still love the name….ha!)
Their fun new show, that is partially animated, is a hit with the short set too (and apparently several mom’s from the questions I was asked — um, not sharing those, LOL!)
I asked on facebook for questions from your kids – in case I was able to interview them when they came to Madison on Sunday for a double header. (2 shows in one day). They never responded after several different attempts to contact them but I know there are busy — I bumped into a PBS Kids twitter party that they were in!
So — no fun offer of taking them to one of Madison’s amazing Sunday brunches (I was thinking Sardine’s on the lake??) but here is the list of cool questions from the little people in the Madison area:
- What are their favorite types of animals to work with?
- Have they ever had interesting happen with the animal stories?
- Have they ever been pooped on? (I know, kids love potty humor and that episode would trend, like the Price Is Right show where the model screwed up and gave away a car, LOL)
- Is there any animal they haven’t worked but want to?
- Were you scared of any animals but had to get over the fear for the show?
- If they had to choose their favorite creature power what would it be and why?
- Would you do a show on Eagles, like maybe where they nest in Sauk city of Wisconsin?
- Does the show support or volunteer for real wildlife conservation efforts?
- How do you choose what animals to do a show on and what facts about them to share with kids?
- Is the show more popular than they thought it would be? Or are they still gaining momentum for where they hope it to go and reach!
GREAT questions from great kids — and I do need to say “shame on you” to a few moms 😉
To those of you lucky enough to see the show — enjoy! We’ve seen everything from the Wiggles to Sesame Street Live — they are all amazing to be experienced by your little people.
No hard feelings Martin and Chris — we are still big fans here! We’ll catch you on the Creature Trail.