Hey, hey are you ready to play?
Oh joy, it’s the Tweenies – I wish they’d go away!
But my toddler shrieks with excitement: I know
just how much she loves watching Bella and co.
Now here’s Mr Tumble – he’s waving hello
Time for the magic – watch the spotty bag go
off to Justin and friends – is the Tumble Tapp here?
Well if you can see it, please wave or cheer!
It’s time to sign – my toddlers’ hands are poised ready
Learning the signs for train, boat or teddy
Mister Maker’s up next – but is it just me
who thinks the kid helping looks bored as can be?
(I wish Mister Maker would give him something to do
Other than just passing the paper and glue)
Well my toddler just loves it, out comes the craft box
Today we’ll be making some puppets from socks
Oh look, time for dressing up – here comes Let’s Play
(I’ll have ‘let it be me’ stuck in my head now all day!)
But little one’s watching the screen with fascination
As we enter a world full of imagination
As the day ends – the bedtime hour starts on CBeebies
Waybaloo first – with the Piplings and Cheebies
Doing their yogo: my toddler stretches and bends
Now we’re in the Night Garden with Igglepiggle and friends
Upsy Daisy is dancing whilst Makka Pakka cleans faces
And all round the garden the Ninky Nonk races
Go to sleep little Pontipines; the bedtime story is read
At last the TV goes off – it’s now time for bed
(A disclaimer now: one thing I would like to say:
The TV is switched off for most of the day
Watching it now and again is just fine
But we’d rather go out and enjoy the sunshine).
Could we live without it? Sometimes it drives me demented
There are days when I wish it had not been invented
And then there are times when the TV’s ideal
for providing distraction, like when I’m cooking a meal
So no, the TV is something we can’t live with out
But it’s good to switch off and get out and about
© Louise George – 4th July 2014
Joining in with mumturnedmom for this week’s prompt: “TV: could you live without it?”