Kate, CBeebies Grown-ups
We all love hearing a good story – but what makes a great story to read aloud to your child, and how can you make sure that your little one is riveted to your tale? We talked to master storyteller Bernard Cribbins about the importance of telling stories to children.
Brand new CBeebies series Footy Pups starts on Monday 25th May at 4.30pm. We talked to England and Arsenal football player and Footy Pups presenter Rachel Yankey to find out what our little ones can expect...
Can you tell us a little bit about Footy Pups? What can we expect to see in the series?
Footy Pups is a football show aimed at 3-6 year old children. The series is all about getting children active and teaching different skills, which are transferable to all sports.
The Footy Pups are a team of animated dogs, you’ll meet Rozzie, Benny, Geraldine, Rex and Pickles – who will not only make your little ones laugh but also teach them some invaluable lessons.
As a professional player yourself, why did you particularly want to get involved with training children and introducing them to football and healthy living?
I think it’s really important that children get involved in sports from a young age – there are loads of life skills you can learn from sport. For example, in the Footy Pups...
Producer, CBeebies Grown-ups
We all know how hard it can be to make sure your little ones are getting enough physical activity – especially when you’re exhausted yourself and just want to collapse on the couch after a long day! One CBeebies dad has taken up the challenge to get his family more active in day-to-day life and we caught up with him to find out how they've been doing it…
My name is Tom and I'm the proud dad of two little boys called Dylan and Xander. They're four and three respectively, so we're all big CBeebies fans and it's an honour to be writing a guest post on here.
Lifestyles have changed so much since I was the age my sons are now and it's scary how much they know about technology already. While they're picking up important skills that will help them in later life, I do worry about the amount of time they're capable of spending on the tablet and in front of the TV – CBeebies shows and apps excluded, of course! There are so many health conditions that can be caused by not getting enough...
We had a chat with Chuggington director and head writer, Sarah Ball, about what to expect from series 5 of your train-obsessed tot's favourite show.
What can parents and little ones expect from the new series?
We’ve introduced lots of new fun characters and a really impressive location - the Chuggington Docks - which we’ve always referred to in the series, but never actually seen before! The place is huge with a gorge leading down to it and the unloading area has the biggest crane we’ve ever built. This series explores the infrastructure of Chuggington and the working lives of the trains in more detail. That’s a lot more hauling, lifting and loading while, of course, still following the training and adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko.
The core values of Chuggington remain the same and although the stories are first and foremost entertaining, we always make sure there is an underlying life lesson for the kids watching which might be about team work, being a good friend, sharing,...
We chatted to self-confessed 'dance mum' Vicky and her 10 year old son Fin, a keen dancer, to find out what life's like when you just *have* to dance...
Hi, can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your family?
I’m Vicky, and I have three boys (cue the gasps / comments of ‘you’ve got your hands full there’!), Callum is 11, Finlay is 10 and Ewan is 6. Callum and Ewan both play football...
Executive Producer, CBeebies Presentation
CBeebies welcomes its youngest ever visitor on the morning of Monday 27th April. She is 6 week old Evangeline and the CBeebies audience will be able to follow her development over the next year.
The idea was sparked from a dim and distant memory of the baby who regularly appeared on Blue Peter nearly 50 years ago when John Noakes and Peter Purves showed viewers how to look after little Daniel....
Producer, CBeebies Grown-ups
There’s a new face in the CBeebies House. It’s Ben Cajee and Grown-ups has the low down on him.
What do you like to do?
I love playing and watching sport! I’ve always supported West Ham and know that we’ll definitely win the FA Cup at some point in my lifetime…
What were you doing before?
Before starting with CBeebies I worked for the International Cricket Council at Lord’s, trying to get more...
Hello, can you tell us who you are, and what you do on Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave?
Hello! My name is Tony Collingwood and I'm the creator of Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave. I also co-directed the series with the show's designer, Andrea Tran, and in my spare time, I've written some of the episodes. It's been a fun journey
(L-R) Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave
Can you tell us a bit about the characters?
Ruff-Ruff is an excitable puppy who...
This Easter we’re welcoming some new friends to the Bedtime Hour, alongside some old favourites.
Here at CBeebies, we know that bedtime is a really important time for you and your little ones. We aim to create a calm and consistent television schedule at bedtime that will be a helpful part of this routine, so that you can set key points around the programmes for your child to get ready for bed,...
Producer, CBeebies Grown-ups
Melody is back with a new series on Monday 16th March. 11 year old Angharad Rhodes stars as Melody, a little girl with a big imagination who is partially-sighted. We caught up with Angharad's mum, Lynda, to find out all about Angharad and what it's like being mum to a little CBeebies star...
Can you tell us a little bit about Angharad?
Angharad has always been described by people we meet as...
CBeebies Stargazing is back from Monday 16th March at 5.45pm, and this year the series is marking a very exciting event. We talked to presenter and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock to find out what our little ones can expect…
Hi Maggie, can you tell us a bit about the new series of CBeebies Stargazing?
In the new series we’ll be celebrating the power, the reach and sheer size of the...