Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon has something a little different these days from the programming they had when I was younger. I remember the video show “Nick Rocks” and the funny yet disgusting “You Can’t Do That on Television,” where now-popular music star Alanis Morissette got her start. “The Monkees” in syndication made me fall for Mickey Dolenz who, unbeknownst to me, was already in his forties by then. The all-knowing “Mr. Wizard” and “Pinwheel” were the only educational programs that I recall seeing. Nowadays, Nickelodeon features Nick Jr. during the day. Fun, educational shows are the focus of this part of Nickelodeon. Of course, like most other networks today, Nick Jr. has a website as well. is a great site for parents to explore Nick Jr. It is also a way for you to show your child that there is more to do with their favorite shows than just watch them. You can help your child find his/her favorite show and do different activities relating to each show. If your child is too young to do this by him-/herself, there is s drop-down box on the left side of the screen where you can choose age-appropriate activities. For example, I was searching through the Age 1 category (age-appropriate for my daughter) and found coloring pages, a shape-finding game, and paper dolls.

The Nick Jr. quick search boxes on the screen are quite helpful in navigating the site. I was able to find links to the games quickly and then try them! Not only are there online games, but there are also party game ideas, indoor and outdoor games, and games for your children to play while in the car. That might help on those long vacation trips you might be taking this summer.

From “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” to “Blue’s Clues” and “The Backyardigans,” Nick Jr. has something for every child. Although Nick Jr. and are focused on pre-schoolers, even younger children are able to enjoy the fun through the age-appropriate activities suggested on

Visit with your child today and see for yourself!