The premise of the show is DJ Lance ‘animates” characters and when they come to life they teach through music and song. From the Nick Jr. website:
“Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, colorful cartoons, and simple life lessons that will get you and your children up off the floor to learn and dance along. Just say the magic words! YO GABBA GABBA!!”The music and mini vignettes are excellent. Truthfully, the music is beyond wonderful. One song that is never far from my mind is the Wiggle song, officially titled "Hold Still." We all know that preschool age children can be wiggly from time to time. Well, the Wiggle song lets them get all of the wiggles out and is extremely catchy. I have been singing the Wiggle song ever since we started watching Noggin.
Another thing that is outstanding about the series is the use of current musicians for the music. In addition to the show, there are “videos” that are shown on Noggin. My favorite so far is the Lovely,Love My Family song (click the link it is worth a listen) by The Roots . The words are really catchy and in classic Roots style will have your toes tapping. It just doesn’t get better than that. My child learns great songs by some of my favorite artists. I get to listen too. A double bonus!
If you have a preschool age child I highly recommend Yo Gabba Gabba. Once you get past the psychedelic dress of DJ Lance and the trippy looking friendly monsters, you will be pleasantly surprised.