Though the calendar tells me spring is just a few weeks away, we're in what feels like a never-ending and very frosty winter. A's school district used up the last of its snow days last week, and I've lost count of how many delayed openings we've had for both kindergarten and preschool. I like to think that I am a resourceful and creative parent, and when another snowy, icy, too-cold-to-be-outside day hits I pull out my list of Fun Things To Do So None Of Us Goes Crazy. But I've used up an awful lot of our super fun and occasionally educational plans this winter, and when we are in need of a little distraction there's nothing like a new video to mix things up.
We have been fans of Heroes of the City for quite awhile in our house - if you're not familiar, it's a Swedish cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everyone has a chance to be a hero. Aimed at children ages 3-7, Heroes of the City emphasizes friendship and teamwork as Paulie Police Car, Fiona Fire Engine and others work together to keep their town running smoothly.
Both A and D enjoy the Heroes of the City apps, and one of their favorite pieces of those apps are the video clips. They love to watch the adventures of these silly and helpful friends, and I love that they're videos I don't mind watching either.
You don't have to have an app to watch Fiona, Paulie and friends - Heroes has a great YouTube channel full of fun videos.