Happy Fourth of July my fellow Americans!
I decided to go a nostalgic route and recommend probably the most simultaneously entertaining and educational TV shows I’ve seen in my childhood in honor of America’s birthday. The 4th of July is about hotdogs, hamburgers, barbecue, and waving US flags but it’s also about the hard work and effort America has gone through to become independent.
If you didn’t know, Liberty’s Kids main purpose is to educate young children about the origins of the USA including the Boston Tea Party, the Constitution etc. Every episode follows our three main characters, James, Sarah, and Henri who are fictional but the backdrop is nonfiction. For example, during the course of the show, they get to meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other important historical figures.
Even after all these years, I realize that this kids’ show manages to be fun, entertaining and educational without talking down to kids. I cannot stand sugarcoating and this show delivers none of that. I feel it is honest and real.
So if you have time after fireworks today I suggest watching a couple of episodes (most of them are uploaded on youtube lol), if only for nostalgia’s sake.
And if you have seen it, how can anyone forget that theme song?? Which probably sounded like the coolest thing to my fifth grade self.