I was recently asked to review a TV show for toddlers called Shushybye. You’ve never heard of it before? Then you are probably just like our family. We don’t have a BabyFirst TV subscription or Comcast Cable service, which offers Shushybye On Demand. These seem to be the only way to get Shushybye over the air. But there’s also another way to check out this TV show for toddlers and preschool children. The folks at Shushybye have released a DVD set of their complete first season. And they sent me a complimentary review copy to examine.
TV Show for Toddlers Shushybye, a Musical Bedtime Show
In 2010, Shushybye creator-songwriter Steve Syatt teamed up with a movie producer and New York physician to create Shushybye, LLC. The show is designed to serve babies and toddlers. It’s a bit like the Wiggles in the sense that this TV show for toddlers will incorporate real people with life-sized costume puppet people. WIth a good quality TV your kids will enjoy a more live experience with the best oled 4k tv in the market.
Pictured below are the main characters of the show, but not pictured and still a big part of the show are a very normal looking school teacher and a librarian.
The Shushybye TV Show for Toddlers is Enjoyable
Unlike the Wiggles, Shushybye TV show for toddlers is set in a dream world. The show’s overall theme has to do with how dreams are made and delivered to children.
The Shushies live in the clouds and use a train to deliver dreams to children who are tucked into bed.Don’t expect to pop this DVD in and get your child to wind down for a nap or bedtime.
I was very surprised at how upbeat the music was. I assumed this was a calming type of show. It’s quite the opposite. The music is very fun to listen to, and mimics popular songs that parents will recognize from rock, to big band, to Latin beat, to Motown, and even Jazz, the show it may even get your kid interested into music and after that all you need is to get a great guitars for starters and he/she will be on the right way.
My boys are all older, so of course they thought the show was beneath them. But they’ve all taken instrumental music lessons, and they loved the music.
I was curious about the band’s main singer and featured music performer in the DVD series. So I decided to look him up. His name is Michael North, and he originally hails from Hinsdale, IL.
Of course, he has long since moved from his home town, but his bio is amazing. North is a long time contemporary Christian singer who has has put out a few worship albums, both solo and as the worship leader of the Shepard of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, California. He cracked me up a few times with his facial expressions in a few Shushybye dream scenes. North seems to have a great sense of humor in addition to his easy to listen to voice. I was stoked when a quick search on iTunes revealed his contemporary Christian Christmas album available for a quick download. But that’s the only one on iTunes at the moment. According to North’s personal website, the Shushybye brand is in the beginning stages of filming a “dreams from the Bible” DVD series.
About the Shushybye TV Show for Toddlers:
The Shushybye TV show for toddlers is geared toward children ages 2-5. The DVD set includes 60 original songs set to familiar beats like:
- Beyond the Stars & Past The Moon (Swing Jazz)
- Goodnight Lullaby (1950’s Doo Wop)
- The Shushybye Dream Song (Latin)
- Do The Shushy Dance (Motown)
- Dream On, Feels Like Magic (rock beat)
- It’s A Shushy Day (rock beat)
- Snoozles In My Room (rock beat)
- Snoozles Won’t You Come Out To Play (rock beat)
Of course, no dreamed-themed television series would be complete without lullabies. There are several original Shushybye lullabies such as:
- A Shushybye Lullaby
- A Nighttime Prayer
- It’s Evening
- The Dream Wish Song
- Goodnight Lullaby
- There’s A Star
- A Land They Call Shushybye
- Shushybye & Goodnight
Watch a Clip from the Show:
We’ve got a 16 month old baby girl in our house. While the show wasn’t enough to entertain her for long, the music did. But I’m not surprised by that, to be honest. We are not a big TV family, and she doesn’t have any experience watching TV shows for toddlers. Each episode of Shushybye is about 20 minutes long and has a storyline. She’s just not there yet. But she will be, in about a year. In the mean time I’ll pop it in and turn up the music. She absolutely loves the soundtrack to this series and it really holds her attention.
According to their website, Shushybye is one of the most popular shows on BabyFirstTV. The Dreamsters, which is similar and geared toward older preschool aged children, airs daily on HDNet Movies channel.
If you would really like to learn more about Shushybye TV show for toddlers, visit their website store where you can shop for storybooks, plush dolls, sleepwear and, of course, original music.