My twin granddaughters just celebrated their third birthday and I wanted to expose them more to the Spanish language. They speach Chinese from their mother and her family, English from their father, my son, and his friends, but because I am not as consistent with my Spanish with them I decided to use the Diego Go series. They absolutely love them. They get excited to hear the Spanish and repeat them along with those in the videos and they have learned so much about the forest and the importance of protecting the animals that live there. They try really hard to be on their best behavior so "grandma" will let them see at least one episode a night. Thank you on their behave for a great program for children.
My 3 yr old loves Diego, and seems to be learning about the animals as he watches the shows. He can normally answer the questions at the end without needing help, and enjoys seeing the picture of the real animal. The only problem we have run into is that he is a little confused when Spanish words are used and struggles a little with the pronunciation of some of them.
Also, please be aware that the series is not on Amazon in the order that the episodes were original broadcast, so there are episodes in later seasons that were original broadcast before some episodes in the earlier seasons.
While this series isn't quite as painful for an adult to overhear as, say Dora, it's still formulaic and not actually fun to watch with your child like, say, Thomas, Chuggington, Peg + Cat, Creative Galaxy, etc.
One thing that's particularly annoying is that the character is *always* shouting urgently. This makes it very jarring on an adult's nerves even when not watching with your child.
For all that, our toddler does love the show, and he's seen pretty much all the other shows I've mentioned enough times to be bored with them (yeah, that many times).
Really, all I can go by is that my grandson keeps asking me to watch Deigo. I don't sit and watch it with him but I can hear him calling out the answers to Diego's questions and when it over he wants to watch another. I have seen a few episodes and I like how they get the child involved and it is actually a teaching show. So they are not just sitting numbly spaced out watching cartoons. One time I purposely called out the wrong answer and he corrected me! Great. I was just checking to make sure he was understanding. He is 2 1/2 years.
Go Diego, Go is one of those shows that goes the extra mile for the benefit of your child. It is so much more that just an entertaining cartoon. Diego teaches diversity. Each episode is a journey, with lessons in almost every major academic subject area: geography, history, science, math, vocabulary, English and Espanol, social studies, biology, and much more. It is impossible for your child to walk away from Diego without learning something. Bravo Diego! And Go Diego Go!
I have two girls 4.5 years and under. They only recently started to watch Dora; I quickly tired of listening to them yelling, "Swiper! No swiping!" Thanks to Amazon prime, we were able to make the switch to "Go, Diego, Go!", who, so far, seems slightly less annoying than Dora. When asked why she liked Diego, my 4.5 yr old she said, "Diego saves wild animals, Dora just, well, she just looks for stuff, Diego is more exciting" So there you have it.
My 2.5 yr old daughter looooves Diego! I was glad we were able to watch the first season without purchasing it, but after her reaction to it, I went and bought the next three seasons anyway! Its her favorite show, and I like it so much better than Dora the Explorer. She learns about different animals with each episode, and the songs have more than one word or phrase in them, so I don't go as crazy having to listen to them. Definitely worth a watch for your toddler!