Kids TV

katekelly
katekelly Member Posts: 975
edited 25. Feb 2010, 06:27 in Community Chit-chat archive
Having been off work for sooooooooooo long and pretty much unable to do anything other than eat, bother you lot, eat, watch telly, eat (you get the picture), I have been watching some of the kiddies programmes.
Well I was never really into the American stuff other than "Scooby Doo" and "Happy Days" but I can't get into "Hannah Montana" or "The suite life of Zack and Cody".
Is it that I'm getting old or is it that thet just don't make programmes like they used to?
Even some of the English stuff-"In the Night Garden"- what's that all about? It certainly is nothing on "The Herbs" or "Mary, Mungo and Midge" and who could forget "Trumpton"?
My littlest one likes to sit and watch "Mr Ben" and "King Rollo". So my question is- am I stunting her intellectual growth by not letting her watch these programmes?
Which programmes did you all watch? Answers on a postcard please. :roll:
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  • kezzo1
    kezzo1 Member Posts: 171
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    my little one likes in the night garden i cant see why its aload of odd noises and people walking around saying there own name 20 times??? but she seems happy and it does keep her quiet, i recommend cbebbies its far more educational like they have a numbers programme etc etc. i think as long as there happy it doesnt matter and they are learning from it in lots of ways, colours, sound games other children noise music so i wouldnt worry too much. enjoy the peace!! :lol:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,665
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Guys
    I love kids TV!
    Night garden is so sweet! Ahh! My kids are too old, but little cousins still love it!
    Kate I still remeber the words to 2 of the song from the herb garden:
    Dill the Dog and Bayleaf the Gardener!
    Toni x
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • vonski
    vonski Member Posts: 1,292
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi

    Hope you don't mind me jumping in. You are so lucky, I had Tellytubbies day and night. Still watch Chucklevision though :)

    Vonski
  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Guys
    I love kids TV!
    Night garden is so sweet! Ahh! My kids are too old, but little cousins still love it!
    Kate I still remeber the words to 2 of the song from the herb garden:
    Dill the Dog and Bayleaf the Gardener!
    Toni x

    "I'm Dill the dog, I'm a dog named Dill"!!
    or my personal favourite
    "I'm a very friendly lion named Parsley"!

    Ah they just don't write them like that anymore :wink:
  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    "Magic Roundabout" as an adult and spaced on on some 'California Sunshine' was a gas... For purely medicinal reasons only of course.

    Muffin the Mule was good until it was made illegal :shock: by the PC brigade.

    You are sooooo naughty!!!! :wink:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,665
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    katekelly wrote:
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Guys
    I love kids TV!
    Night garden is so sweet! Ahh! My kids are too old, but little cousins still love it!
    Kate I still remeber the words to 2 of the song from the herb garden:
    Dill the Dog and Bayleaf the Gardener!
    Toni x

    "I'm Dill the dog, I'm a dog named Dill"!!
    or my personal favourite
    "I'm a very friendly lion named Parsley"!

    Ah they just don't write them like that anymore :wink:

    Kate
    You remember Parsley's song????!!!
    please remind me :)
    Them were t'days
    Toni x
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • suziev
    suziev Member Posts: 252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    cbeebies is always on in our house, i don't mind in the night garden, it had a calming effect on my son before bed however just bought him for xmas sesame street old school DVD, as you can guess from the title, all the old fav's are on there, am a big muppets fan so i'll happily watch it too :lol:
  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    katekelly wrote:
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Guys
    I love kids TV!
    Night garden is so sweet! Ahh! My kids are too old, but little cousins still love it!
    Kate I still remeber the words to 2 of the song from the herb garden:
    Dill the Dog and Bayleaf the Gardener!
    Toni x

    "I'm Dill the dog, I'm a dog named Dill"!!
    or my personal favourite
    "I'm a very friendly lion named Parsley"!

    Ah they just don't write them like that anymore :wink:

    Kate
    You remember Parsley's song????!!!
    please remind me :)
    Them were t'days
    Toni x

    Unfortunately Toni I can only remember the first line of Parsley's song. I was always a bit freaked out by Sage the wise old owl with his scratchy voice though. I think that's why I liked Parsley, he seemed so laid back! :wink:
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello,
    My kids love Scooby Doo, Ben 10, Johnny Test, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (very strange, Blue is hilarious!) but their favourite is Charlie and Lola-which I think is really cute :)
    Magenta x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,665
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    katekelly wrote:
    frogmorton wrote:
    katekelly wrote:

    "I'm Dill the dog, I'm a dog named Dill"!!
    or my personal favourite
    "I'm a very friendly lion named Parsley"!

    Ah they just don't write them like that anymore :wink:

    Kate
    You remember Parsley's song????!!!
    please remind me :)
    Them were t'days
    Toni x

    Unfortunately Toni I can only remember the first line of Parsley's song. I was always a bit freaked out by Sage the wise old owl with his scratchy voice though. I think that's why I liked Parsley, he seemed so laid back! :wink:
    Kate:-
    'I'm Dill the dog
    I'm a dog named Dill
    my tail I'd love to get
    but I've never caught it yet'

    'I'm Bayleaf I'm the Gardener
    I work form early dawn
    You'll find me sweeping up the leaves
    or tidying the lawn'

    Those are the two I remember... :(

    Magenta
    I think Charlie and Lola are dead cute too.
    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    To toni

    I have sent you a PM with more info.

    Joseph 8)
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  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Toni,

    I am impressed!!!

    How about:

    Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew,
    Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb!!

    Kate x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,665
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Cheers Kate!
    I always thought it was Cuthbert, Dribble GROUT!!! :oops:
    Tha shame!!! :roll:
    Windy Miller?
    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I bought a dvd for 2 quid of Camberwick Green and kids love it. Bargain!
    Magenta x
  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What was the name of the flower seller in Trumpton or was it Camberwick Green? :?:
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Now I'll need to watch them all :shock: I liked watching them first time around but I was only about 3!
    Magenta x
  • sarahrockfan
    sarahrockfan Member Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    katekelly wrote:
    What was the name of the flower seller in Trumpton or was it Camberwick Green? :?:

    I can't say i remember Camberwick Green :mrgreen: .
    I use to watch Button moon, Rainbow, Thomas the tank engine and Sooty. There were many others lol. Anybody else remember these? :D
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes I do, but I was older and it was my wee brother who watched these. I loved 'Chorlton and the Wheelies'

    Kate, Camberwick Green's flower seller was Mrs Cobbit!
  • only49
    only49 Member Posts: 1,207
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    i remember those too i thought kids tv was brilliant when i was a kid
    :) does anyone remember muffing the mule i just cats and only saw it once.

    I hope i am not making everyone feel old :lol:
    sylvia :)stern02.gif
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,407
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good thread to bump up.

    Woodentops was my favourite, especially when Spotty Dog was on and the baby. Ahhhhhhhhhhh

    Luv Legs :D
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,818
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    only49 wrote:
    i remember those too i thought kids tv was brilliant when i was a kid
    :) does anyone remember muffing the mule i just cats and only saw it once.

    I hope i am not making everyone feel old :lol:

    I remember Muffin very well - we lived in the South-East when I was about 5 or 6 and Brighton was our holiday stamping ground. There was a Muffin ride just opposite the pier entrance - I used to have races with my brother on that!

    Annie
  • joyful164
    joyful164 Member Posts: 2,962
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I use to love watching kiddies tv when mine were little.
    Had a very calming effect at bedtime and at times when I wanted to get cooking done.
    Magic Roundabout was brill. Muffin the Mule and all those of the 70/80's period.
    My son lets his brood watch too much tv. My daughter is the opposite. Only has a tv installed for Wii.
    Loved teletubbies and still watch it when I can, also In the Night Garden. If it makes the little ones happy and quiet forawhile I'm all for it.

    Joy
  • page35
    page35 Member Posts: 1,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I use to watch Button moon, Rainbow, Thomas the tank engine and Sooty. There were many others lol. Anybody else remember these? :D[/quote]

    Yes Yes i watched these :lol:

    Vonski- i went to see the Chuckle Bros with kids few years back and almost got custard pied by Barry :lol:

    me and my daughter watch, shaun the sheep, charlie and Lola, Oogies, something special and Mister Maker, oh dear i should get out more :roll:
  • snowball
    snowball Member Posts: 3,523
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Rainbow,sooty,the wombles,magic roundabout,jamie and his magic tourch,noddy,rupert bear and many many more :lol:
    julie
    ((((hugs)))) n xxxxx to ya all
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I loved Andy Pandy as a little girl....
    The OH bought a 39 CD set of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley from a charity shop for a fiver.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein