I am always looking for fun educational shows to introduce my girls to as part of our homeschooling. I don't know about you, but my girls learn best with hands on learning as well as from catchy songs and fun animation. So, when I previewed a new children's series from Amazon Prime called Jungle Jim, I was over the moon excited as I knew the girls would love the series, and I as a mom loved the educational content this show offered and how it was shared with children...through song and animation of animals, as well as real life images of the jungle animals talked about.
I couldn't wait to see what the girls thought of the show, so created a fun jungle theme day for them. We started with writing about Tarzan and Jane and did a fun scavenger hunt around the house where they had to find eggs with jungle animals them, and match them with the masks of the animals, I also hid around the house. Once the girls found all the jungle animals, we used these as counters to do some fun hands on double digit math. Lunch consisted of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, where is the favorite sandwich of monkeys...in case you didn't know. :-) After lunch I sat the girls down at the laptop and told them they would be watching a new series called Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure. I made not mention of educational content as I wanted to get their honest opinions of the show, and if I said it was for school, they would be less willing to sit and watch.
"Jungle Jim was created by Steven Wagner. Every night before bed his children would want to read books about animals and talk about them. Steve woke up one morning with an idea for a musical animal show, and has since been developing the concept so that he can help kids everywhere satisfy their curiosity about animals. Steven’s brother Eric, who is a musician, wrote and produced all the music. Eric is also all the voices of the animal except Dash the Cheetah. Jungle Jim is voiced by Eric’s son."
The first episode of Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure introduced to the girls to Jim and his animal friends he meets in the jungle. Scratch the porcupine taught the girls about its quills and how they are used when they feel they will are danger. Their quills stand up and can protect them from enemies by poking them. Jungle Jim touched a quill to see and was left with a sore, swollen finger.
Flip the monkey showed how they use their tails to hang and swing around on trees all day long, when they aren't eating tasty bananas. Both of my girls thought Flip was so cute, and had to pause the episode so that they could hop off the couch and pretend to be a monkey like Flip. :-)
The last jungle friend they met was Dash the cheetah. The girls already knew that cheetahs were fast, but had no idea they could run 70 miles an hour and are the fastest animal on Earth. They attempted to run as fast as a cheetah, but ended up getting winded instead. As soon as my husband got home that night, they had to share all about the jungle animals they learned about from watching Jungle Jim, especially Dash and how fast she can run.
In addition to meeting the jungle animals, the girls also learned about camouflage and how animals use this to hide from predators. They learned all about camouflage through a catchy song, that they and I still have in our heads, and find ourselves singing.
"Jungle Jim offers original music with animals singing songs about themselves to teach kids fun animal facts. Jungle Jim gets to view live footage of the animals in their natural habitat."
Once the episode was over, the girls asked to watch more of Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure. I had to tell them that the reason for this post was to bring attention to parents and caregivers about this series in hopes that through your viewing and leaving positive feedback over at Amazon that someone will pick up this series, so that more Jungle Jim episodes can be made and shared with fans of the show. The girls really enjoyed this new series, and have seen the first episode over a handful of times so far, as they wait for more episodes to become available.
They loved the fun animation along with real life footage of the animals. Both of them agreed that this as a 2 thumbs up series, and highly recommend for kids who love animals. Now to plan a trip to the zoo now that the weather is starting to warm up so that we can meet some of Jungle Jim's friends from this cute animated series up close.
"Parents and educators alike praise the unique ability of Jungle Jim music videos to educate, excite and inspire. The images are colorful, the characters are fun, and the music is infectious. The live wildlife footage brings it all together so children develop a greater understanding of the infinite variety of the world around them. They will remember important animal facts because they will be singing about them together with Jungle Jim and his animal friends!"
If you are an Amazon Prime member you can watch the 15 minute pilot episode of Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure like we did by visiting http://amzn.to/2gYGRwD. And, be sure to like the Jungle Jim Facebook page to stay up-to-date on news from the show including new episodes when they become available and more. And, please leave feedback after you watch the pilot with your children, so that this educational show can be picked up and more episodes can be shared for all to enjoy. And, when you leave feedback over at Amazon you can also get a FREE DVD. Read on to learn how to score your own Jungle Jim DVD FREE...
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Want to score a FREE DVD of the pilot episode of Jungle Jim? All you have to do is leave a review on Amazon and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a link to you Amazon review. The company will then mail you a FREE DVD of the 15 minute pilot a thank you for your time and feedback. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the pilot episode and leave feedback to score a FREE DVD to watch over and over again. My girls can't get enough of the first episode, especially the camouflage song. I know your kids will love this new series, too!