My 6 year old, Bram, is animal C-R-A-Z-Y! He doesn’t care about reading or writing in the least, but he can tell you everything you’d ever want to know about tigers, dung beetles, dinosaurs…and creatures I’ve never heard of. And I love it! I love the passion. That is what homeschooling is all about.
Sometimes I worry if he’ll ever want to sit still long enough to learn all his letter sounds. Though I don’t worry too much. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of delayed academics. And, although some friends and family don’t quite understand, I’m a fan of the “better late than early“ school of thought.
I realize that the passion for learning is what really counts at this age. The academics will come later, thanks to the passion. But if I snuff out his passion with rigorous academics…well, that’s much harder to recover from.
So I let him explore. I let him learn what he LOVES. And sometimes learning involves (gasp!) television. Bram L-O-V-E-S Wild Kratts on PBS! Truth be told, I love it too. It is a wonderful show chock full of adventure, fun and education.
If you haven’t yet experienced Wild Kratts (the newest, animated series), you don’t know what you’re missing. Chris and Martin share about animals with a passion that permeates the show.
That’s why I was so excited to hear about AQUA KRATTS WEEK. (check your local listing for showtimes) Program your DVRs because PBS will be airing three new episodes along with two previously viewed favorites — all focusing on underwater creatures and adventure.
Tune in December 23-27 for the awesome episodes below!
“Sea Horse Rodeo,” December 23
While exploring the world of the sea horse, Martin and Chris uncover a plot by Donita Donata to capture these amazing creatures and turn them into living jewelry. Science Concept: Scientific Classification
“Blowfish Blowout,” December 24
When the miniaturized Kratt Brothers get swept up and lost in a current of plankton, they become part of a crowd of fish larva all headed to the most populated and diverse habitat on Earth – the coral reef. Science Concept: Early life cycle of reef fish and volume measurement.
“Speaking Dolphinese,” December 25
The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth – Dolphins! Science Concept: Animal communication.
“Aqua Frog,” December 26
While the Wild Kratts explore the life cycle of the Bull Frog, they uncover a plot by Zach Varmitech to destroy the frogs’ habitat. With the help of some Wild Kratts kids, the team moves quickly to stop Zach. Science Concept: Amphibian Life Cycles.
“Rocket Jaw: Rescuer of the Reef,” December 27
While checking out how coral reefs are formed, the Wild Kratts discover that Zach and Donita have sent robotic Parrotfish to collect coral to make jewelry. Martin and Chris must use the power of the greatest hunters of the reef to stop this evil plot. Science Concept: Introduction to Coral Reef and active mimicry.
Are you a Wild Kratts fan? Tell me what you think!