When your kid gets into elementary school, there’s a big push for various types of educational process. Even with a few college degrees, it’s rather daunting to pick the right approach. Can you really derail a child’s chance of a full ride at Harvard if you decide to enroll them in a magnet school that focuses on caveman art? Luckily the folks at Nickelodeon are getting parents and kids familiar with the concept of S.T.E.M. which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Nickelodeon Let’s Learn S.T.E.M. Vol. 2 is a sound way of getting the kids used to elements that will have them earning fat dollars upon graduation from school. If your kids are a bit more Earthy, there’s Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm.
Nickelodeon Let’s Learn S.T.E.M. Vol. 2 contains seven episodes featuring four shows that regularly air on Nick Jr. Blaze and the Monster Machines gets a double set of “Cake-Tastrophe” and “Runway Rocket.” PAW Patrol barks up “Pups Save Walinda” and “Pups Save a Big Bone.” Dora and Friends lets the older Dora enjoy “Kite Day.” Team Umizoomi stems up the screen with “Job Well Done” and “Race to the Top of Shape Mountain.” All the episodes lean towards S.T.E.M. concepts mixed in with the fun.
Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm features six episodes of songs and lessons from the little mer-folks. Things are rather farm and animal oriented on “Have a Cow!,” “The Cowgirl Parade!,” “The Spring Chicken Is Coming!,” “The Bubble Bee-athon!” and “Bubble Kitty!” The show doesn’t undersell how much hard work is involved in the agriculture industry.
Joe Corey is the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.