In our household, Disney Junior is on pretty much all of the time. It’s been fun watching my son learn and interact with his favorite characters. I’ll never forget when we were reading a book that he picked out from the library and pointed to two animals and told me that one was an octopus and the other a squid and that they live in the ocean. When I asked him how he knew that, he proudly told me “Octonauts!”.
Octonauts is an animated television series aimed at preschoolers age 2-6 and introduces them to an underwater world filled with action and adventure! The Octonauts is a team of eight underwater heroes that follow the mission of “Explore! Rescue! Protect” by educating children how they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats.
While there are many shows out there that educate my child while he watches, there’s nothing quite like Octonauts! It’s a show that really teaches scientific concepts on a preschool level. The team explores things like navigation, simple mapping, ocean habitats and the physical and behavioral characteristics of sea creatures. Each episode also focuses on how important team work is by communicating and treating each other with respect and compassion. All of the crew bring something important to each mission – my son loves them all but Captain Barnacles Bear is his favorite!
My son loves that each episode features a different mission where the team has to work together to rescue a real aquatic creature while educating him on information about the animal. I’m still amazed that he has learned all about different underwater creatures like the octopus and giant squid and can actually tell me a little about them!
At the end of each episode, the Octonauts sum up their rescue and share information about the featured animal with the musical song “Creature Report”. I promise you just one listen and you’ll have this cute and catchy song stuck in your head!
The show is inspired by the Octonauts book series by Meomi and I love that the look of the show is so similar to the artwork in the books – the look and colors of the characters and the underwater setting is one of my favorite parts of the show!
You and your preschooler can catch Octonauts on Disney Junior at 6:30 AM EST/5:30 AM CT!
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Disclosure: I am an Octonauts Blog Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign, but my review and opinions are my own.