Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Feeling Nostalgic....

This evening I watched The Daily Show (on DVR) and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the guest. She was really funny but she also had a lot to say about what Americans know about the branches of government and what they do. According to her research only 1/3 of the people polled can name the three branches but 75% can name an American Idol judge, that's pretty sad. This all got me thinking about what our kids are exposed to, and what they are learning outside school.

In this most historic political time, we are watching as President Obama introduces bill to be passed, as Congress and the Senate take votes and for those of us of a certain age we remember learning all about that in school but having it reinforced by this:

Good wholesome educational TV. I am 34 years old and I still know this entire song. I decided to buy the DVD's for C.J. so he can experience the same joy I did and LEARN.

We learned that Three was a magic number, we multiplied and all we really thought we were doing was singing.
A man and a woman had a little baby, they were three and that's a magic number.
As I listened to this I thought "boy is this is a real hippie dippie song" but its still great.

I'm not saying that the TV out there right now doesn't teach the same lessons, some of it does (like Sesame street that is still rocking on) but everything now is so high tech that the message could get a little lost. So if you hear CJ singing "he's just a bill, and he's sitting here on capital hill" just sing along, you know you want to :).


The Jaded NYer said...

HA! My girls have those DVDs too... my ex bought them was K was little.

Til this day ELECTRICITY is my favorite one, but the girls favor LOLLY LOLLY LOLLY GET YOUR ADVERBS HERE! lol

Don't start getting me all nostalgic now... I was just thinking what an awesome show The Electric Company was, OOOH, and remember 3-2-1 Contact?? Math Man was the BEST!

Anonymous said...

44 and remember these songs

Ms. SoChic said...

(Singing) Conjunction Junction - What's your function? :)

RiPPa said...

Due to the economic downturn, Sesame Street had to lay off several of their employees. You know what that means? Our kids are going to grow up even dumber than they are thanks to George Bush & Company.