As a mom, I like to make sure my kids are watching things on television that are appropriate for them. My children, like most, tend to watch things and really internalize it and believe it’s real. That’s all fine and good…I mean it fosters creativity and imagination…but only when the shows are appropriate.
This past February, Disney Junior was launched. It has been a HUGE hit among children (and moms!), especially the show Jake and the Never Land Pirates. I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE pirates. In fact, when they were younger, my mother in-law bought them a really awesome pirate ship that they could stand behind and shoot real cannon balls (so not my favorite part since I was usually the person getting shot at)! Despite their love for pirates, I had never heard of Jake and the Never Land Pirates so when Team Mom and Disney Junior were looking for moms and kids to review Jake and the Never Land Pirates, I jumped at the chance!
Now I will admit…when it first came in the mail, I was skeptical that my son (7 year old) would like it. I thought for sure he would find it too childish for him. However, the second we put the show on t.v. they were glued to it and begging to watch more episodes. I also didn’t mind it (and that’s saying a lot…I really can’t stand cartoons). He was so excited about the show, that he couldn’t WAIT to wear the Jake and the Never Land Pirates t-shirt to school and show his friends!
Check your local listings, but on Friday December 2nd at 8:30pm ET, the holiday episode of Jake and the Never Land Pirates will be airing. The tile is It’s a Winter Never Land! In this episode, Jake, Izzy and Cubby awake to find that Peter Pan has left the crew some presents and a tree to celebrate Winter Treasure Day, and Captain Hook invites Jake and the crew on a winter treasure hunt.
A note from Disney:
Moms have spoken and Disney Junior is listening… We talk to thousands of parents of 2-7 year olds every year. We’ve heard from moms that they want more Disney programming for their younger children made available throughout the day, especially during those later afternoon/early evening hours when they need it most while making dinner and unwinding from the day. The result – a brand new standalone 24-hour Disney Junior channel will launch in early 2012. (The current Disney Junior programming block, which launched in February 2011 on Disney Channel, airs weekdays from 4:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., ET/PT and weekends from 4:00–9:00 a.m., ET/PT.)
Thank you to Team Mom and Disney for introducing my family to Jake and the Never Land Pirates! We love the show and my children absolutely love all the Disney goodies you sent for them. While I was compensated for my time with goodies for my kids, all opinions stated in this review are solely mine.