So, bad news for Spongebob Squarepants lovers, huh? Turns out that exposure to fast-paced, flashy cartoons makes little dudes' short attention span even shorter. But what's interesting about the study is that one of the other test groups had kiddos watching a slower-paced, calmer show from PBS, and those kids did okay on their memory tests.
Max & Ruby is one of those slow, calm cartoons for kids. And guess what, Louisville? The widdle bunnies are coming to town. Max & Ruby: Bunny Party is a stage show for children. Here's the story, according to the press release:
It's a surprise party for someone special, and bunny siblings Max and Ruby have a-million-and-one things to do before the big event. Join in the fun as they embark on a musical bus ride to East Bunnyhop General Store, where they deliberate on what to buy for the Super Duper Special Birthday Guest. Max & Ruby never quite want the same thing and their plans always collide – with hilarious results!
The show is on October 9 at 1p & 4p at the Louisville Palace Theatre. Tickets are $19-$28.50 at www.livenation.com
But, dear readers with wee ones, I could hook you up with four tickets to the 4pm show! All you have to do is tell me in the comments what your favorite cartoon was as a kid. I'll pick a winner at random on October 1.
My favorite? I'm sure I could come up with a better answer if I thought about it longer, but I really, really dug Muppet Babies.