Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? That’s right SpongeBob Square Pants! If you know all of the lyrics to the theme song then chances are that you have children who have loved watching the TV show or movies at your home. My children are big Sponge Bob fans and while I know that some parents are not fans I will admit that I kind of like the little yellow guy.
I thought that I would share with you five positive things that my children have learned from watching SpongeBob since we recently received the Sponge Bob You’re Fired! DVD to review.
1. Do Not Be Afraid to Try New Things
Since I am mom to four you can imagine what it is like when I try to get the kids to try something that they have not tried before. Regardless of it is a new food or a new experience from time to time it can be challenging. I love watching cartoons with them where the characters are willing to try new things. One of my favorites is SpongeBob because the kids get to see him trying new things all of the time.
2. Do Things with a Smile on Your Face
SpongeBob never fails to have a big smile on his face. I try to smile even when times are tough but sometimes I fail. I also love to see my children smiling all of the time. So if I can learn something from SpongeBob with my kids it is that we should all smile a little bit more and frown a little bit less.
3. Friendships is Important so Be Friendly with Everyone
SpongeBob is a great friend. He tries to be friendly with everyone and is always nice. In a world where children make fun of each other and social media allows for a new type of hazing it is great to see your child learning how to be nice to other children.
4. Work Hard, Play Harder
SpongeBob works hard when he is preparing his crabby patties. He plays even harder when he is trying to catch jellyfish or do something else with his friend Patrick. I love being able to reward my children with extra or special play time when they have been working hard to get their chores done or keep their room picked up. Teaching them to work hard is a great value and allowing them to play harder keeps them young longer.
5. Do Not Be Afraid to Be Yourself
Finally and what I think the most important thing that SpongeBob teaches children is that it is okay to be yourself. You do not have to be afraid or worry what others might think. Instead you can be yourself and be completely who you were meant to be.
Everyone struggles with teaching their children these values but it can be easier when you point them out as you watch SpongeBob You’re Fired! with your children.
This blog post was written by Amanda Walton for Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog.