I’ve totally gotten my 7 year old addicted to Doctor Who!
We’re half way through season 2 and by episode 3 of season 1 she had already made up her own lyrics to the theme song! One day I will get video of her singing this, but so far, I haven’t been stealthy enough.
Of course, before getting her to watch it with me, I checked out CommonSenseMedia.org to make sure she’s not too young. Well, they say age 10, but the average age of the parent reviews is 8. You can read my opinion on that website here. So based on the fact that I watched the original series when I was little plus the info from CSM, I decided to take the leap and watch with my little bee.
I’ve had people say “but isn’t it too scary for her?” and I must admit, it can get scary or intense sometimes, but because I don’t mind talking to her about the situations and/or explaining why things are happening or reminding her that it’s all fake, she hasn’t had any nightmares and begs me every day for another episode.
So, I think it was a great decision! It has provoked some very awesome conversations with my daughter about all kinds of things real and fictional, and it really gets her imagination going.
What more could a mama ask for?