Since joining the NOW TV Blog Squad a few months ago, Libby and Lia have become huge fans of Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon Jr. We love the fact that through NOW TV, the girls can watch their favourite programs at times that suit them – and us.
Before getting NOW TV, the children would end up watching whatever was on TV at the time they happened to be able to watch it. This didn’t sit comfortably with any of us, they regularly missed their favourite programs and weren’t really captivated by what they were watching.
These days, the flexibility of NOW TV allows them to watch what they want, when they want and on whatever device is most convenient. Before a busy day out, we will often have half an hour sitting in bed watching their favourite program on the iPad. When it’s time to go, we can pause the program and they will pick it up again later while I’m cooking dinner.
I’m also really impressed with the prices of the NOW TV packages, and the fact that you just select the parts you want rather than paying for channels you don’t need. At the moment, there is a 14 day free trial of the Entertainment Month Pass. This gives you access to the latest shows that are not available on freeview, as well as hundreds of box sets and channels like Sky1 and MTV.
One of the NOW TV programs we’re starting to love is SpongeBob SquarePants. Now when I say that we are starting to love it, I don’t mean just the children. SpongeBob SquarePants is really amusing, both for the children and for adults. I love the humour of it and it’s great to have something we can all watch together and enjoy.
We are regular visitors to the National Sea Life Centre and as a result, the children love everything about the sea and sea creatures. They find the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon fascinating as it all takes place under the sea, but he lives quite happily in his pineapple. They also find the stories and the characters funny, it’s lovely to hear them giggling at the goings on!
The girls were so excited to receive a Nickelodeon goody bag this week with some of their favourite characters in it – and some other treats that made us laugh! The bag itself is perfect for use as a swimming bag and as the girls were sharing one until now, it has come at the ideal time.
The bag was full of fun toys including Mega Blocks Characters, a SpongeBob sponge, postcard, poster, soundbox, beaker, pen, badge and some slime. I have to admit, the beaker has been used by the whole family and hubby and I have taken charge of the pen. I was particularly excited to discover that the pen has a torch on the end that shines a brilliant picture of SpongeBob!
The girls’ favourite item in the goody bag was definitely the slime! They’ve never had anything like this before and found it really funny. They loved digging their fingers in and feeling the texture of it. Then they realised the noises they could make and it kept them entertained for hours, they even took it over to show their granddad!
What’s great about discovering the Nickelodeon channels whilst the children are so young is that I know they will grow up watching them. As they grow and their tastes change, there will still be plenty to keep them entertained. And I suspect this little character will feature heavily in their television viewing for a good few years to come.
Please note, this post was written in collaboration with NOW TV. Views, opinions and mini Nickelodeon fans (with a new found love of slime) are all my own.