Channels and Programs
So it is kinda hard to figure out what your child should be watching when you are home or not. Here is an easy solution.
If you do not have cable, like myself, then there are two main channels that would benefit your child. The first of course is Channel 11 WTTW
. Their shows are definitely educational and fun, for both you and your child. Word World helps the child learn to spell and identify objects, along with everyday problem solving. Sid, The Science Kid is an awesome show that allows your child to experience science and thinks it fun. This show also gives them insight to what preschool will generally be like. Another good show is Word Girl. Although this show is clearly designed for older kids (i.e. 5+) it allows your child to become a baby genuis. Of course, shows like Barney, Seseme Street, and Caiou are always favorites.
Another channel that is GREAT for children, is a channel known as Qubo.
Qubo comes through the T.V. with your digital converter box. Channel 38.2 The shows on this channel are generally made as moral to the story. They are also more leaning to religious sides too. Not preaching but more teaching why things are bad and good. Jacob Two-Two clearly for the older child goes on crazy adventures against bad teachers, bad guys and people who are not nice. It takes place in Canada, but is very funny. Maisy, is a show with drawn animals who do not speak but they are like a childs first book. Helping them with learning words. There are countless show about science(Zula Patrol), friends of differnet races or ethics (Sitting Ducks-friendship between an aligator and duck) andwho could not forget reruns of Lamb chops play along. For those that know....
Now if you have Cable, you have a variety or channels to choose from. There is the 24/7 Preschool channel, Disney in the morningg when the have Disney Preschool playhouse, Nickaloden--moreso for the older child.
I watch shows with my daughter and sometimes find myself watching them even when she is sleep. I even have favorite shows. Take the time to look at these shows. You will be pleased with the outcome.
Recipe: Instant Beef Tenderloin Stew
This is a recipe is something I have actually cooked and eaten. Follow these simple instructions and you too will be able to eat this wonderful delicious dish.
What you will need:
Potatoes -red or russet
New York Strip Steak
Cut potatoes into 3/4 inches; place into a pan with a little bit of olive oil
--add baby carrots after 2 minutes
---saute until tender (7-8 minutes)
Add peas, onion, garlic, and chives along with a 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of red cooking wine
--Bring to a boil, simmer for thickness
Cut your steak into slices, cook in olive oil and butter
--cook until desired (i.e. rare, well done, etc.)
Once your stew is at desired thickness, place the cooked meat into the stew. Submerge the meat, let cook for 4 minutes.
Place in bowl, along with fresh baguette(bread) slices and serve.
For an even better tatse and thickness place in the refrigerator until the next evening, heat and then serve.