Have you heard of What’s Your News? I was recently contacted by the folks at What’s Your News?. I have to be honest, my big kid doesn’t seem to get much time to watch TV so we had never heard of it until now. Taking this opportunity to do a TV show review, my big kid and I sat down to watch an episode of What’s Your News?.
Children’s TV Show review: What’s Your News?
What’s Your News? is quite the unique children’s TV show. What’s Your News? has a news story type format featuring real children doing real things. All the ‘news’ that gets reported are real life events such as learning how to get dressed, how to whistle, how to use a pogo stick. The news reporters are cute little ants and then there’s Antony (an anteater – must be an inside joke!) who thinks he’s an ant!
I like the diversity and variety represented in the episodes and I particularly appreciate the types of ‘news’ reported which are all very relevant to young children. Instead of talking down TO children, What’s Your News? respects its the viewers as equal partners in the learning process.
Achievements of real children are celebrated and there is a very respectful well paced question-answer format between the children and the animated ants (not sure how this is done but kudos to the producers!). My big kid, at 8 years old, also thought it was a pretty neat idea for a kid’s TV show. She may be a bit older than the target audience age of 2 – 6 years but she still thought it was pretty cool to see real children talking about their own achievements.
Connecting with the folks at What’s Your News? , I learn that the children in the episodes are your typical pre-school children as in they’re not professional actors. The co-creator and producer, Larry Mirkin, happens to have quite the experience in children’s television all the way back to his work on Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson. OMG…IIIII watched Fraggle Rock!
To celebrate Season 2 of What’s Your News?, ThingsThatWeDo.com is happy to announce that we’ve got an easy little contest to win 1 of 3 What’s Your News? Scarves, perfect for the wintry months! The microfleece What’s Your News? Scarves are made in Canada and winning is easy.
If you’re interested in taking a peek at What’s Your News? with your child, catch it on Sunday mornings at 7:35 am ET on the CBC network.
How to Win a What’s Your News? scarf?
SO…how do you land yourself a prized What’s Your News? scarf? You can see it here on Jingle, my kid’s toy dog. It’s simple really. Email me at: thingsthatwedo.com at gmail dot com (notice, I spelled out my email and didn’t include a link? That was intentional so only really live breathing humans will send me emails. I really don’t have time to be bothered with spam).
You have until January17, 2014 to email me. After that, I’ll pick 3 names randomly. I’ll then contact winners by email. To respect everyone’s privacy, I won’t be posting names on ThingsThatWeDo.com and I won’t be using your emails for any marketing purposes. Those of you who have left comments for ThingsThatWeDo.com know that I’ve deleted your emails before posting your comments and have never ever emailed you. I only respond to emails that come directly to me and don’t look like spam. So, no worries that I’ll be spamming you. It’s just not my thing to do!
Okay, send me an email and let’s get this contest started!
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