It feels a little surreal reviewing the new Teletubbies books with my boys mainly because I remember when the Teletubbies first appeared on our screens nearly 20 years ago! I was a 9 year old girl who spent most of her time playing outside but I remember my friends and I becoming a little obsessed with these new fun loving characters, and we even bought the CD!
So whats different about the new Teletubbies?
It’s been nearly 20 years since the show was first aired and they have now developed it for children in a world full of technology, whilst keeping the innocence and friendly characteristics. These days children are surrounded by screens, but this can be educational and beneficial to development, so as a parent I’m happy to hear the new and improved show embraces technology as well as education.
To find our more about how Teletubbies can be beneficial to your childs development, Dr Jacqueline Harding explains it in this video.
For this review we received the following books…
Teletubbies ‘Magic Watering Can’ – Po’s watering can is magic and everything she waters grows & grows.
Teletubbies ‘Favourite Things’ – Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Po all have their favourite things to play with but Laa-Laa has lost hers Can the others help her find it?
Teletubbies ‘Pocket Library’ – Say Eh-oh to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po and their friends in this Teletubbies Pocket Library. With six durable board books in a smart slipcase, each containing colourful images of everyone’s favourite Teletubbies characters.
The Teletubbies reappeared on our screens last November and if I’m honest I wasn’t sure if Lamb would be that interested. He’s totally hooked on superheroes and bad guys at the moment so I thought this might be a little too ‘babyish’ for him, but I was wrong. He has watched it multiple times and seems to really enjoy it.
When I gave him his new books I was surprised to hear him name all of the characters and he sat and read them straight away. I thought it would be a nice idea if he read to his baby brother so we snuggled on my bed for a bedtime story. Lamb was so cute and ‘read’ the story to his brother.
What’s great about these books are they are suitable for babies as they are hardback, the colours capture little ones attention and as they get older they can begin to understand the story and read along. These will definitely be looked at a lot by both of my boys.
As you can see Lamb and his brother already have a beautiful bond and bedtime stories is my favourite time of day.
Lamb loves being able to watch programmes and read the book at the same time. For example, we sat and watched The Lion King last week and followed the story with his book. I’m sure he will be doing the same with his Teletubbies books too. It’s a great way of learning what they are reading about and be able to do word and picture association.
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