The children were sent a copy of Woolly & Tig First Day on DVD to watch. They are big fans of Woolly & Tig on cBeebies so I knew they would enjoy the DVD. If you haven’t seen Woolly & Tig before then Tig is a 3 year old girl and Woolly is her toy spider. Each episode is only 5 minutes long and explores common worries, with the help of Woolly who comes to life, in a fun and positive way.
‘First Day’ contains 15 episodes. From a first day at nursery school to meeting a man with a beard, uncertainty and worry are replaced with fun and laughter when Woolly is magically animated to life. My toddler is also 3 so he finds it easy to relate to the adventures faced by Tig. As soon as he saw the cover of the DVD he wanted to watch it and really enjoyed each episode.
He’ll be starting nursery soon so I’ll be making sure he watches the episode about Tig’s first day at nursery as I’m sure it will help. We also enjoyed the Open Wide episode as the toddler recently had his first trip to the Dentist. I love the fact we can watch an episode, talk about these things and stop him worrying about new experiences.
This DVD also includes a free Woolly and Tig reward chart and stickers!
Today the toddler turned 3. We just gave him a couple of presents to open before nursery, unfortunately one of them was a Buzz Lightyear which went off before it was opened, rather giving the game away! He was totally spoilt with some Disney Cars for his collection, a train for his train set, and a wooden bike. His name was read out on cBeebies and he was only a little bemused by the home made Lightning McQueen pinata.
We made a special rainbow layer cake which was fun to make, if a little time consuming. Fortunately the weather was terrible over the weekend so we were able to stay in and bake six layers of cake in red, orange, yellow, green, light and dark blue. When it had cooled down we sliced it to size and assembled it with buttercream.
The toddler loved it, thank goodness!
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I admit that we watch cBeebies most days. The toddler has his favourite programmes and if he’s a bit bored with his toys he’ll often ask for “Beebs” as he likes to call it.
We’re familiar with The Alphablocks who are 26 living letters who fall out of the sky and discover that if they hold hands and make a word, it magically comes to life. It has a very catchy theme tune!
Big Brother was sent a new DVD which aims to help your child enter the magical world of reading with the hit CBeebies show, Alphablocks. Based on best-practice phonics, your child will laugh and learn with the little letter people and their adventures, songs and all kinds of fun and games.
Volume 1: Phonics First Steps introduces the first letters and sounds that children are taught at school and starts them off making simple words. With repeat viewing, children can build key phonics skills and boost their reading confidence – while having lots and lots of fun.
Whilst the toddler is too young to be reading we do read books every day so this is a great introduction to reading and phonics. He enjoys the Alphablocks so I will make sure we watch this regularly so the information is absorbed! The DVD features 18 episodes and also comes with a free Alphablocks, Alphabet poster.