based on the books by Mike Inkpen
Even though I have always hated the thought of the TV as babysitter, many years ago when I was pregnant with my second child and completely exhausted, I was desperate to find something decent on TV that would entertain my toddler for a bit so I could lie down. But it had to be appropriate, and short. One morning on CBS, I discovered exactly what I needed.....Kipper the Dog. It is utterly sweet and funny, and my son was hooked. The episodes are short, the stories are simple and slow-paced, the music is light, and the excellent animation is not distracting. AND, amazingly for a kids' show, it's not obnoxious!
Sadly my children have all out-grown these wonderful shows, but recently when I went to throw out the many VHS tapes (yes, it was that long ago) of "Kipper" that I ended up buying and which served us well for years, neither I nor my kids could bear to part with them. We ended up sitting down and watching them together and laughing and reminiscing. They are still in the cabinet with all our DVD's. I guess I'll save them for my grandchildren. :)
Recommended for ages 18 mo. - 5 years
P.S. It turns out my 2 year old nephew is addicted too.