Review of LazyTown TV Show Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in Children
By: Kelby Carr on: Wed 09 of May, 2007 [23:59 UTC] (3054 reads)
The LazyTown? TV show appeals to a wide age range of children, and it is one of the only shows for children focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle. LazyTown? uses funny and quirky story lines to encourage children to exercise and eat health foods like fruits and vegetables.
LazyTown was born in Iceland and created by Magnus Scheving, a world-class athlete who is also a star of the show. Previously airing on CBS in the U.S., it can now be found on Nickelodeon (or BBC in the U.K.).
There are also various DVD collections of the show available for sale in the U.S. and several European countries.
LazyTown and Healthy Kids
LazyTown? weaves a unique plot around the concepts of being healthy. The bad guy, Robbie Rotten, is constantly plotting to make the people of LazyTown? be lazy. Sporticus, played by Scheving, is the adrenaline-charged hero.
In various shows, Robbie Rotton has attempted to trick the town into believing there is a local edict to be lazy, has concocted trick carrots filled with sugar, and encouraged the character kid-puppets to play video games, not basketball games.
LazyTown Age Appeal
LazyTown? has an appeal for a wide range of children. My daughter started watching it at age 3, but I could certainly see a much older kid watching it since it is not animated.
Even my 1-year-old twins will watch it for stretches. It is filled with bright colors, puppets and disco-like techno music that is enticing for many ages. It's even almost tolerable to watch as an adult.