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"Kipper the Dog"

Updated on February 10, 2015

"Kipper the Dog and Friends"

There are few characters that have become classics in our home, but I'd like to introduce one of them to you.

Ladies and gentlemen, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles allow me to introduce to you:

'Kipper the Dog' and friends.

My kids have grown up on 'Kipper the dog' through books, television shows, DVD's and videos (oops showing my age).

We do not grow tired of watching Kipper with his friends on their grand adventures. Now with our own personal collections, he remains a regular that we can visit over and over again, and do.

My children are no longer pre-school age, but we still enjoy an occasional 'Kipper and friends' episode from time to time.

'Kipper and friends' is a classic in our home. I hope he will become one in yours.

Come on in and let me introduce to you what we like best about our friend, Kipper and his friends.

5 Big Reasons We Love Kipper - and you will too!

Originally starting as a book character, Kipper comes to life on the TV screen in short little 10 minute segments per episode. Here are our top 5 reasons Kipper is a favorite in our house.

  1. Kipper has a sweet lovable nature.
  2. Kipper has a natural curiosity of adventure for the simple things of the day.
  3. Kipper's cast of friends; Tiger, Pig, Arnold and Jake all share adventures with enthusiasm and zeal.
  4. Kipper and his friends demonstrate a respectful, loving, caring and kind realtion of each other.
  5. Kipper is spot on for good clean family laughs fun.

Kipper the Dog on Video - Theme Song

A Mother's Opinion

from a hand's on parent.

Being a mother of two I have always taken a great interest in what my children watch on television. Quality shows with a true 'G' rating do not seem to be as easily available today.

Programs may be listed as 'G' rated but there is either an underlying message in dialogue that the kids may not catch but is all too obvious for the adult watching.

A program does not seem to be complete without the story line having someone get their feelings hurt or whining or throwing tantrums or unnecessary meanness.

This is supposed to be entertainment for our children? This is teaching some life lesson? All I see is that it teaches how badly behaved children should be acting.

I also have an issue with how fast the images move. As an adult, I have a hard time processing it, how can I expect my child to.

This personal critique is from some of the children's programming shown on our local major networks in addition to our PBS stations.

What's happened to the innocence of childhood? What's wrong with having story lines that deal with just day to day simple activities? Have we advanced so much that one doesn't feel accomplished unless we pack 1000 things into our day? Are we so busy that we don't have time to just enjoy what's right in front of us?

Where's the curiosity that daily events from a child's world holds; watching a bird, sitting in the yard touching the grass, watching nature move, listening to rain fall, seeing leaves bloom, blow and change their color. What about the thousands of other day to day events around us?

Have you ever walked through a yard with your toddler and found yourself amazed at how intrigued they become with a caterpillar or ladybug walking across a sidewalk or drive; or a child's desire to chase birds in the yard?

What about the bright colors of plants and flowers drawing your child in to smell it?

I felt I was rediscovering all these simple pleasures over again through my child and a feeling of overwhelming joy to experience the discovery of the world through their eyes all for the first time again.

Priceless.

I suppose for some it may be considered too boring, not intriguing, dull, lack of excitement or just too slow paced to keep a child's attention.

But I disagree. Children need a slower, simple pace to process all the images they see and need time to digest.

For this one mother's observation, this is the type of quality programming that I want available for my children.

That's where 'Kipper and Friends' come in to play at our house.

Kipper provides all these day to day innocent antics and adventures that come across as child's play.

Tell us what you think of Kipper, Mom?

Where do you place Kipper and Friends on your fun meter?

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Color with Kipper - and other friends

Kipper likes to color and so do I. You will find coloring pages that can be printed for free for some coloring fun with Kipper and many other friends.

Have Fun.

Kipper Fans - Let me know you have been to visit.

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    • asiliveandbreathe profile image

      asiliveandbreathe 5 years ago

      My favourite book by Mike Inkpen is 'Billy's Beetle'.

    • TheGoGlobalBabe profile image

      TheGoGlobalBabe 5 years ago

      I like your style and thanks for visiting my lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I need to get some Kipper Videos for my granddaughter!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      interesting lens, like it

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      I didn't recognize the name Kipper but I recognized the character.

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      asiliveandbreathe 6 years ago

      I love Mike Inkpen. The Kipper stories are good, but my all-time favourite is Billy's Beetle.

      My son and I still love it (and he's 34 !!)

      We love the hunt for the missing beetle - it has inspired us during the writing of a children's book of our own.

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      MissPuppy 6 years ago

      Thank you for adding my puppy colouring lens to your lens. I use to get read some of the kipper books when I was little, and LOVED them. :D