Pros: This show is great for learning and the imagination!
Cons: This show can be annoying to adults, watch out. :-)
Where do I start on the Wiggles? My youngest child just turned one year old December 22nd. And starting from when he was about seven or eight months old I started putting the television on Playhouse Disney all morning long. I am the type of person who can not be in a house of complete silence, as odd as that may sound. I have to have some sort of background noise, whether that be the radio or the television. So, I figured, why not put it on a channel that my little one would be more interested in.
Of course, I didn't expect an eight month old to take much interest in the t.v. being at such a young age and all. And he didn't pay much attention at all. But, once those Wiggles came on, he just sat there and stared at that television as if under some spell. I was so amazed. And from then on, when the Wiggles are on he is glued to that t.v. It is too cute! There has got to be something about them that makes children sit in awe.
And of course, as a lot of parents do not like their children being hooked to a t.v., I find it educational. It just depends on what you have on the t.v. I normally like to leave it on Playhouse Disney for the educational shows that cater to younger children, Nick Jr. is another great channel.
Back to the topic at hand, The Wiggles. They are great, very colorful for young eyes. There are four men from Australia named Greg, Jeff, Murray and Anthony. These men are the Wiggles. Other characters include: Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the dinosaur, Waggs the Dog and Henry the Octopus. In the show they do a lot of learning about food, they do projects and crafts in Anthony's workshop, and do problem solving when they get into troubles. They also have music videos that my young one loves to dance to. It's great, because he actually mimics the dances that they're doing! In fact on the educational note, three of the four Wiggles are actually qualified pre-school teachers!
This show is great for young viewers and somehow catches their attention with their bright colors, goofy grins, songs and dances and more. As if the show itself weren't enough, they also tour the world! They are always doing live shows. In fact a couple years back, my older son went to a live show with his grandma. They sell toys, videos and so on.
I highly recommend this show to any parent with children, either looking for an educational show their child can fall in love with or looking for a half hour of peace.