What did you watch on T.V. as a child? What was your favourite show?
Tonight after bath time Kaitlyn came out asking if she could watch “Polka Dot Door”. Wow – I wasn’t expecting that one. Then I remembered a few weeks ago she had asked me what my favourite show to watch was when I was her age. All I could remember was being very young in our house in Newburgh, Ontario – where we only got a couple of channels with our bunny ears and watching Polka Dot Door at night after my dad watched the 6:00 news. I am sure that there were other shows, especially as I got older but that is my first memory of television. (I was actually on Romper Room as a child but lets save that for another day).
Kaitlyn expected it to be on Netflix so I found Grampa trying to get it to work for her. They quickly realized it wasn’t on Netflix so I decided to google it and see what I could find. I managed to find a couple of very early episodes (1978) on the TVO archives. I sat down and watched a bit with her. She wasn’t overly impressed but it sure did take me back. There was story time, with the clock and the toys: Marigold, Humpty, Dumpty and Bear. The one thing that was missing was the Polkaroo. After this episode we checked out Youtube and I found her a clip of the Polkaroo. Those songs sounded so familiar (especially the imagine song). I wasn’t sure we would have any luck finding clips to show her but it was pretty cool watching them with her – I promised her we could check out a few more in the morning.
What do you remember watching as a child and what memories do you wish you could share with your kids?