Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Wild Kratts Live!

If there are no children between 4 and 8 in your family circle, you probably have never heard of Wild Kratts, but let me tell you, Wild Kratts is Isaac's absolutely definitely most very favourite TV show.

So when I saw that the Wild Kratts Live! show was coming to the nearby theatre, I knew we had to go. I bought the tickets last May and kept them in a safe place till last weekend.

Conservationist brothers Martin and Chris Kratt created their TV show to educate children about the world's creatures and the dangers they face, using elements of zoology, biology and ecology, and combining science education with fun and adventure. The show is introduced by the Kratts themselves, and features a specific animal and it's habitat, and then, with a mighty "What if?" they are transformed into their cartoon alter egos, and the adventure begins.

Callum (6) and Isaac (5) knew they were going to see Wild Kratts, but had no idea that Martin and Chris were actually real people and were going to appear on the stage. Callum, being a cool six-and-three-quarters year old man-about-town, took it all in his stride, but I'll never forget the look of wonder on Isaac's face when his heroes appeared. "I love these guys!" he shouted.

Martin Kratt always wears blue, and Chris wears green. "My favourite colour is blue!" shouted Isaac.

The Kratt brothers can summon up magical properties when they are wearing their special creature power vests, especially when it means saving a wild creature from hunters with evil intentions.
Some refreshment at half-time. A lot of shouting and jumping up and down can build up a thirst.

Lots of audience participation, lots of excitement. I thought they were both going to leap over the balcony railing at one point in the show.

Thanks for a good show, Martin and Chris, you made their day!

9 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

How great for the boys to see them live and know the world doesn't just exist on TV. I get the impression you enjoyed it almost as much as them!

Anvilcloud said...

Sounds good: both fun and educational.

EG CameraGirl said...

How fabulous that Callum and Isaac enjoyed the show so much!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Sounds like you all had a good time :-)

stardust said...

Educational and enjoyable, that is a nice TV show. I can almost feel the excitement of Callum and Isaac when they saw the show in person. This post shows how happy you were to see such grandchildren. Wish you and your family a healthy, happy, and exciting year.

Yoko

Maggie May said...

Glad you all had such a lovely time.
I can't say we've ever heard of them over here, but my granddaughters are slightly older than that.
Maggie x

photowannabe said...

I'm not familiar with the program but what a way to learn about nature in a fun involved way. A perfect Grandma gift for your kiddos.

Craver Vii said...

My youngest is 16, and as much as I enjoy little ones, I don't get to talk to small people very much. That's strange for me, because my wife used to do home daycare, so I ALWAYS had ankle-biters all over the place!

Those were good times.

Hilary said...

Sounds and looks like it was a great day for everyone. I can remember my boys watching and enjoying Kratt's Creatures on PBS back when they were kidlets.