Monday, May 2, 2011

A to Z Blog Challenge: Z is for...


I'm late. I know. But I am finishing this blog challenge.

Thanks so much to all my new followers and for everyone involved in this challenge! It was long but fun, and I really enjoyed meeting so many new people!

Anyhew, Z is for: Zoboomafoo!

Ha! You're probably thinking zoboomawhat?

Zoboomafoo was actually a PBS children's television show.
It used to one of my kiddo's favorite shows. (I liked it too)
Every week you'd learn about some new animal--and most of them were pretty funky.

I remember once when the kiddo was in preschool, she took a field trip to the zoo. I was one of the mommy chaperones and walked around with her and a bunch of her friends plus some other moms too.

Well, my kiddo looks nonchalantly in one of the pens and says, "Oh, look Mommy, a capybara."

I laugh when I think of the other mom's face when she heard that. I mean what four year old can identify a capybara?
What forty year old can identify a capybara? LOL

Anyhew, the mom looks at me and asks, "Um, can your daughter read?"

I was like, "Nope, she just watches Zoboomafoo." :-)

I think the show still might be on reruns now. At least, I hope so. There should be more educational and FUN shows like that on today.

Have you ever heard of Zoboomafoo? What is your favorite children's educational TV show?

43 comments:

Jessica R. Patch said...

My son loved Zaboomafoo and it's one of those shows I can watch and not feel like I'm suffering. :) Sesame Street is still my all time favorite educational show. Well, you did it! You finished A-Z! Congratulations. I've had a blast reading them.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh wow-- that's all I watched for two weeks when my grandson was here--PBS has some awesome kids' shows!

KatieO said...

I used to love that show when my kids were young! So much better than some of the other stuff on tv.

Congrats on finishing! Don't forget to go pick up your zebra award at Elizabeth Mueller's blog ;-)

Laura Pauling said...

My kids never watched it but those guys and the monkey look familiar. I still love watching Sesame Street to this day!

Rula Sinara said...

I loved watching zoboomafoo with my boys when they were younger! Very cool show!

Linda Kage said...

Yep, I'm definitley going to have to look up what a capybara is now!! My kid watches PBS at the babysitters while I'm at work. I wonder if she watches Zoboomafoo? Hmm.

Karen Lange said...

I have heard of the show, and I love the name! Will have to check it out soon. Congrats on completing the Challenge! :) Have a great week!

Robyn Campbell said...

We've ALWAYS loved Zoboomafoo. I'm glad to see it is getting the tribute it deserves. :-)

damyantiwrites said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge...yay A-Zers!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I recognized the name right away. My kids loved that show!!!

Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

Anonymous said...

I think the show has a new name (or perhaps it's a new show?). the puppet lemur is gone but the Kratt brothers are still at it, introducing animals to kids.

Tara said...

My kids (and I) loved Zaboomafoo! I miss that show - and Little Bear and Miss Spider. Now I'm forced to try to ignore Sponge Bob and his every-annoying presence.

I feel lemurish - how 'bout you? :)

Sarah Allen said...

I used to watch that show :) Its a great one.


Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Never heard of this one, but any show that can help a kid identify a capybara gets my vote!

I loved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

Linda G. said...

Congrats on making it to the finish line! You rock. :)

Kristi said...

Yay for making it through the A-Z challenge!!! Congrats!

And just so you know, Zoboomafoo is still on PBS and as a mother of a toddler, I too have watched it before and loved it (though admittedly had NO CLUE how to spell it so I cheated off of you for this response!)

I laughed out loud at that story, too...what a moment, that is SO cool. PBS rocks.

Sarita said...

Thanks for teaching me something new. What a cool "z"--congratulations on finishing the challenge. I've enjoyed visiting the alphaet with you!

Carolyn V said...

Oh yeah, I've heard of zoboomafoo. I haven't seen it for a while. I'll have to see if we have reruns too. =) Congrats on making it to Z!!! Yay!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

we loved zoboomafoo!! And I'm totes impressed with all you AtoZers - serious stamina, that.

upinthecosmos said...

I have never heard of it but it sounds like one I would have loved at any age... I love animals:-) The only educational TV show I can really remember is Sesame Street... Oh wait, there was Mr. Rogers too, he was good. Stop in & read The Challenge Never Ends

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My kids and I used to love watching the show. I think we have a video (which we can't watch anymore) with two episodes on it.

Misha said...

I watched and loved it. So interesting. ^_^

Kelley said...

That's cute! Yes, I've heard of that show. Every time we go to the zoo, my sons point out the monkey that looks like the monkey on that show. Cute!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Loved the lemur... :)

Julie said...

I remember watching that with my nephew when he was little, thanks for the memories!

Congratulations on making it to the end of the Challenge, great job!! I'm really glad to have found your blog. :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

I'm laughing at that capybara statement, because that's something my son would do. He watches Diego, so he learns about all sorts of interesting animals. In fact, for the longest time, he'd see squirrels in our backyard and say, "Look, Mommy! Chinchillas!"

Bethe77 said...

Jennifer thanks for dropping by my blog.
I dont think I had ever heard of Zoboomafoo before today. My kids grew up on PBS. That wasnt one of them or at least that I remember.
My favorite childrens educational show would have to be school house rock. Now Im dating myself. LOL!
Blessings

Michelle Gregory said...

i loved Zaboomafoo. thanks for stopping by.

Joyce Lansky said...

I must have missed that one. Sounds like a great show.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm now following you back.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

loved loved loved zooboomafoo!!! i think it still is on some cable network...net geo or something.

diananm167@sbcglobal.net

Mom said...

My autistic son loved zaboomafoo! I'd forgotten all about it until now. Thanks for helping me remember.
Sandy
www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

Janna Qualman said...

I remember that show! Those crazy brothers. (Were they brothers?)

I really like some of the ones on PBS now. Word Girl and Super Why! As a writer mama, those really float my boat.

sam said...

I've never heard of it but what a great word to do for Z. Well done on completing the challenge.

KatieO said...

Hey- just wanted to let you know that there's an award waiting for you over at my blog - stop by to pick it up when you get a chance :-)
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Sarita said...

Yoo hoo, I miss you...

Hope all is well. :)

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

I never heard of that show, but it sounds terrific.

Josh Hoyt said...

THis is cool. I love good shows. One of my favorite for my kids is letter factory. Congrats on finishing!!!

Suze said...

The Electric Company.

Nancy said...

I loved your alphabet. That sounds like a great kid's show. There are still a few good ones on now.

I love Mister Roger's Neighborhood. I like the way he slowed everything down. He was such a nice man.

Susan Fields said...

That's quite a mouthful! I've never heard of that show. I can't really remember what shows my kids watched when they were little, though Barney's songs were fun sometimes. :)

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Oh wow! I forgot about Zoboomafoo!! I loved that show. And for some reason that sparked my memories of Reading Rainbow. That was a cool show too!

Of course looking back into my own childhood era, there was Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, of course, The Friendly Giant, Mr. Dressup, Captain Kangaroo... (hmm...I think I must have watched a lot of T.V. when I was a kid!)

Craig Edwards said...

I saw Zoboomafoo a few times - and then one day while unloading a box of new books and things at the Waldenbooks I managed, a Zoboomafoo turned up in the box - sadly, a little worse for the wear - he was missing an eye. So, he stayed around the back room there at the store for a while, then eventually, after being zeroed out for return, came home to live with me - he still enjoys hanging around my office! Thanks for the post! Cheers!

Lynda R Young said...

I've not heard of Zoboomafoo before. Cool word though.
Congrats for finishing the challenge.