Have you been on an adventure with the Octonauts yet? From the first moment my kids saw Octonauts they were instantly drawn in and fixated on the characters and their exciting adventures. As a Mom I am careful to monitor what I let my kids watch. If my preschoolers are going to sit and watch a show then I have a few requirements of the show. It must be educational, informative and age appropriate. The Octonauts pass the test and not only are my kids learning at the speed of light as they watch their beloved Octonauts go on each new mission, but I find that I’m learning too! Did you know that the male seahorses are the ones to give birth, not the females? I certainly didn’t know that until I watched Octonauts! The males store the baby seahorses in a special pouch until they are ready to give birth. I thought that was very interesting and something that in all my years of school, college and real life, I never learned until watching the Octonauts! I’m very impressed with how much information my kids pick up from the show and they often surprise me with tidbits of info that they learned from the show.
Each Octonauts episode takes your child along on a adventure to learn all about marine life. Your child will join the Octonauts, a team of eight underwater heroes that explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves! The Octonauts crew braves daring rescue missions to help aquatic creatures and save the day! I love that each mission is centered around an actual aquatic creature and is packed full of interesting facts about that creature. Your child will learn about the creatures habitat, behavior traits as well as what they look like and what they use their physical traits for in their habitat. Once the Octonauts complete their mission and save the day, they then return to their home, the Octopod.
Aiden loves to create his own “Octopod” while watching the show. This is his creation that he nests into while watching.
He kindly lets Carson in on the adventure too!
The majority of my pictures looked like this…
and this because they wouldn’t take their eyes off the Octonauts long enough for me to snap a picture!
Aiden’s favorite part of the show are the GUPs, a fleet of futuristic aquatic vehicles, which he thinks are beyond cool. I love listening to him describe his favorite vehicles and the cool things they do with them. His facial expressions and gestures are priceless.
You can watch the Octonauts on Disney Junior at 6:30 AM EST/5:30 AM CT. They are inspired by the Octonauts book series by Meomi and the animation draws you in with the “pop up book” look. Check them out and let me know what you and your children think.
Have you seen the Ocotnauts yet? Does your child love them too?
*I am an Octonauts Blog Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign, but my review and opinions are my own.