One of Little One’s favourite TV shows is dirtgirlworld. I have to admit, that when we first started watching the show a few months ago, Dirtgirl really annoyed me. However, the music and lessons in each episode have kind of grown on me. My 17 month old really loves the show.
In one episode (entitled “SLUGS“), Dirt Girl teaches kids how to discourage slugs from eating the lettuce in her garden…naturally. She calls upon all the “green thumbs”/viewers to practice using crushed egg shells, onion water, hay, Nasturtiums, or a sandpaper doughnut (sandpaper cut into a circle and to be put around the plants) to ward off slugs. She also says, if all else fails, give the slugs their own lettuce patch to feast on so that they leave your lettuce alone!
What a great way to teach young children about gardening, the environment, animals, and even insects!
At first, the graphics/animation kind of freaked me out. To my surprise, my toddler was instantly drawn to the half lifelike-half animated characters! They’re pretty trippy looking and if I were a baby, I’d probably be scared of them! Nope. My 17 month old just loves, loves, loves them. How odd!
We don’t let her watch tooooooo much TV, but she does get to watch dirtgirlworld. I suppose there are far worse things on TV. At least I feel okay letting her watch this show. It’s fun, she loves the music, and it’s educational. I think it’s fantastic that there’s a TV show that teaches kids about environmentally friendly solutions to everyday problems. I love that kids can learn about composting and gardening…and the importance of the balance of nature.
“My best worst bug is still the slug.”