Disney Junior (currently Playhouse Disney) will have new programs including two new “short” series that are apart of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative. It is for kids ages 2-7 and will and debued on February 14th, 2011.
My two of youngest kids, ages 2 & 3, love to exercise with Mommy and love to be active in general. I think they find it exciting and motivating because they get up and get moving with these adorable Disney characters.
In “Mickey Mousekersize”, Mickey Mouse hosts the show and focuses on the fun of exercising and encourages children at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals.
- Minnie Mouse leads a dance routine complete with sliding, hopping, wiggling and kicking
- Mickey and Goofy teach kids how to bend and stretch and the group plays an active indoor game of “Mickey Says” (aka “Simon Says”) on a rainy day.
You can view an episode of “Mickey Mousekersize” on the.
Another show that is promoting healthy steps is…
“Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps”, Oso and friends watch a “live-action kid” demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right, such as:
- jumping rope
- making a salad
- playing tag
You can view “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” on the.
In addition to the “Mickey Mousekersize” and “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” shows I mentioned before, Disney Junior have other great programming:
“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is a new animated adventure series that introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” The series, which emphasizes teamwork, features original pirate rock music performed by The Never Land Pirate Band. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney’s #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” are at the helm of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”
“A Poem Is…” is a short-form animated series showcasing poems for children set to scenes and imagery from classic Disney films including “Dumbo,” “Bambi” and “Lady and the Tramp.” Narrated by Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner, the series is designed to cultivate fond memories of Disney classics for parents and create new ones for kids by introducing young children to the beauty of a poem.
“Babar and the Adventures of Badou” is an updated version of the classic “Babar” series and introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville.
“Tinga Tinga Tales” is a vibrant animated adventure series inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.
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