Alphabet Over Coffee

Education has always been at the forefront of the family mantra. It’s been a priority ingrained in me since I was a baby, so it was no surprise that when she was born I decided to keep on that mantra and make it a reality.


Most parents want to give their children a head start in life in order to give them the best chance they can at life. I’m not so sure how effective it is, but can’t hurt to try, right?

It started with music lessons and then it became alphabet lessons. How do I do that, you ask? Over coffee.

Of course, I have good old Youtube to thank. You see while I drink my coffee, I find the least irritating (sometimes even enjoyable) show that will keep my daughter entertained so that I can feed her and I can drink my coffee in peace.

…Ok let me be honest, I actually do enjoy the shows that she watches…over coffee.

Shows like Super Why are awesome because the storyline allow children to deal with real life situation all the while learning the alphabet. My friend Karina Waldron (just follow her; you’re welcome!) her daughter learned the alphabet from the watching the show. That’s what prompted me to get my daughter to watch it.

However, if I were honest one of my favourite aspects of children’s television is the music. As a singer-songwriter and a recording artist, the music needs to be catchy and well done. I absolutely hate cheesy musicals, which is why I love The Backyardigans. I hate that it was only three seasons long. But I’m glad that it’s ten years old because I was able to seek guidance from my sixteen year old baby sister.

Another good one is The Wiggles. It provides fun, with singing and dancing. Also their female member is a ballet dancer, who happens to play drums and sings beautifully. But the whole cast is pretty cool…in doses. But I must remember that it’s not about me and my eighteen month old loves them.


The awesome thing about these shows is that they are all available on Netflix. So when the laptop needs to be recharged I can just put it the big screen.

She loves it. I love that she loves it.

It’s lazy I know but…

don’t judge me.

Which show can you tolerate long enough to watch with your youngin? I’d love to hear from you. Comment below. 🙂

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