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Nickelodeon characters in glasses

Just today I ran across a couple of different cases of Nickelodeon characters wearing glasses or going to the eye doctor.  Maybe Nickoledeon is a big

First, Ann W sent me a link to the book  The Eye of the Fry Cook: A Story About Getting Glasses (Spongebob Squarepants).  It’s a Spongebob Squarepants story about needing and getting glasses.  Apparently, the reading level is for 9-12 year olds, but I know we’ve got some smart kids, and if your child loves Spongebob, it may be worth checking out.

I also happened to stumble across Nick Jr’s page on visiting the Eye Doctor.  It has:

Put the glasses on Uniqua from Nick Jr

I love the stickers, and the put the glasses on game could be fun, especially if you threw a party to celebrate your child getting glasses.  The printable eye charts kind of bother me, because they really aren’t any kind of real eye chart (and they don’t claim to be), but it could be a nice way to introduce the concept of eye charts to your child if they’ve never done that before.  The eye exam flash cards go over some of the different things that happen at an eye exam.  I’m not sure how much Zoe would enjoy something like that, but again, it may be a nice way to explain what will happen to a child facing their first eye exam.

In any case, it’s nice to see Nickelodeon creating fun games and activities around glasses and eye exams.  I wish that some of the characters stayed in glasses, though.  As far as I can tell, the characters that are wearing glasses in these print outs don’t wear them on a regular basis.  Ah well.  I’ll take what I can get.

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  1. Liz B.
    January 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | #1

    It’s excellent that Nick is getting kids excited about glasses, more shows need to let our kids see that glasses are okay, even cool! I love the “Glasses Are Great” stickers! On your point about their eye charts not being useable, you may want to check out VSP’s eye chart app, http://eyechart.seemuchmore.com/ You and your child can enter any message you like into the eye chart then ‘decode’ it together while practicing for the exam.

  2. Gretchen
    January 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm | #2

    There is also an episode where Magenta from Blue’s Clues gets glasses. Here’s the clip http://www.nickjr.com/playtime/cats/video/index.jhtml?playlistid=100982
    I hope that worked. It’s a cute episode but I don’t know if she continues with other episodes wearing her glasses. There is also a Ty Beanie Baby of Magenta with her glasses and a book of the same episode. Very cute things to get if your child is into Blues Clues.

  3. Gretchen
    January 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm | #3

    I guess it didn’t work the way it should of but just scroll to I think the 6th clip and it shows that episode.

  4. Mary
    February 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm | #4

    My kids loved the Magenta Gets Glasses episodes and books. That was one of the few age-targeted things I could find for my daughter when she got her first glasses at 21 months. Magenta the dog does wear her glasses for the rest of the series, as far as I know… my kids have kind of outgrown Blue’s Clues.

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