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The Wiggles

December 2, 2012




It’s embarrassing to admit, but Lily is a big fan of the Wiggles. Along with not having plastic toys, eating non-organic food and using disposable nappies, the Wiggles was also something I thought my kids wouldn’t be subjecting themselves too. But like the other things, you start relaxing your attitude as a first time parent.

When Lily was 18 months and sick with the cold, only YouTube videos of the Wiggles would calm her. It then moved on to borrowing my friend’s kids’ Wiggles DVDs and now having her our own DVDs. So they have creeped into our lives and now a daily occurrence in our household.

And even though it is embarrassing, this band has really grown on me. Sure they are corny but their target market are toddlers and pre-school kids so they have to be! Their songs are very 60’s pop inspired and their lyrics are all educational and about subject matter that little ones understand: animals, colours, dancing etc. It’s also refreshing to listen to new music other than the typical nursery rhymes, which Lily can also bop around to. Sure we let Lily listen to our music too, but it’s cute that she has her own music and being a fan of a band that she identifies with.

Her current favourite songs are:

  • Do the Monkey
  • Hot Potato
  • Rock a Bye your Bear
  • Can you point your fingers and do the twist?

Last week, we even went to the new Perth Arena to see the Wiggles in concert as part of their celebratory tour. This will be the last time the original members will be touring so thought Lily should definitely see them live before the band changes. Lily was beyond excited when she saw them come out to the stage and to be in a crowd of thousands dancing away with Dorothy the dinosaur!

Are you a fan of any kid bands?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2012 11:51 am

    No i am not.. and quite frankly I want to run them over with that big red car.

  2. December 9, 2012 12:46 pm

    My kid doesn’t really listen to a particular band but does enjoy kids’ music. Right now he’s into Spanish children’s songs!

    That’s so funny you mention all the goals you thought you’d have as a new mom because I had the same goals! I thought for sure my kid wouldn’t have any plastic toys, would only eat organic food and looked into cloth diapers lol.

  3. December 9, 2012 12:48 pm

    I might try and introduce Bay to the Wiggles.. I have a feeling she would love them too

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