Kiddie shows without the goofy voices?
August 18, 2011 5:03 PM Subscribe
What are some good English-language TV shows for toddlers where the characters aren't speaking in overly affected voices?
posted by holterbarbour to media & arts (25 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for kids' shows where the characters speak normally.
My kids (ages 2 and 3) understand, but for the most part do not speak, English. They speak Korean (even to me, and even when I only address them in English). I want to They kind of like shows like Elmo and Sesame Street but to be honest, I think those may have little value for their language skills since many of the characters speaks in a rather distorted, overly-affected voice. (Think of Elmo's high-pitch squeaking and curious third-person references, Cookie Monster's raspy speech and similarly curious reluctance to use the word "I", the Count's accent, etc.)
The Korean shows they watch suffer a little from the same phenomenon, but not nearly as much as typical western fare. What's are some good shows that are both engaging for kids that age, and have characters speaking (or narration) in a plain voice?