If anyone were to ask me about the first cartoon I remember watching, I would tell them it was Winnie the Pooh.
I’m not sure if Winnie the Pooh was just the one that my parents picked for my brother and I to watch when we were little, or if that’s just the one I remember best. I remember we would get up in the mornings, eat breakfast, get dressed and then watch Winne the Pooh until it was time to go to school.
I remember each character and I remember the Hundred Acre Wood. I remember Christopher Robin and his interaction with the animals, too.
I remember talking to my friends about how Piglet and Pooh were the best of friends; I remember how some of the animals would get their feelings hurt and then they would go talk to their friend and tell them why; I remember conversation and encouragement. I think that I kept watching and kept understanding as time passed. I really feel like Winnie the Pooh is where I first heard friends “talk things out.” That kind of seems weird to say, but after watching the animated classic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which comes out August 27th, and seeing so many Pooh memorabilia over the years, I know it’s when I first saw friendship.
I know these days that it’s only recommended to let kiddos watch TV a certain amount of time each day. I think that’s fine, but I also don’t want to overlook the fact that they can learn positive things from some shows. Winnie the Pooh, for instance, would be an ideal show and/or movie because it is delivering a positive message and it’s not just episodes of fluff.
Knox & Sloane are at the age where they are learning emotions. They are learning what they look like, when they happen and how they feel. Sloane will come sit next to me and put a blanket over us, lean in and say “aww, so cozy!” She learned this because I do this and say this. Knox & Sloane will come running if Brent and I squat down with our arms out for a hug. We love to give hugs and say “I love you.” Now, they do it and say it back to us. You can tell as time has passed, they feel those hugs and are being to understand the meaning.
To date, Knox & Sloane have mostly watched one particular show. They will often do something that I know there is no way they learned it anywhere else besides that show. I’m okay with that. They aren’t going to see me playing basketball in the middle of our house so if they learn from a big dinosaur, so be it 🙂
I want them to learn about friendship. Of course they will experience it, but I think Winnie the Pooh sets a great example on how to be a friend. When we were watching the The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, several times Sloane said, “awwww.” Knox would grin big and raise his shoulders. They felt what was going on.
It was easy for me to chime in while watching and say, “what a sweet friend Pooh is.” When I say, “that was so nice of him!” they understand what that means because I say that pretty often. So even though I say that to them, they can see the interaction on Winnie the Pooh being positive, too!
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh comes out for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD digital August 27th. You can check the site out here, and the Facebook page out here. They often post specials, coupons, etc. There are over 7 million followers on the Facebook page. I think it’s safe to say there are many people who can find a friend in Pooh and Pals 🙂
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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