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.
Leslie, CBeebies Grown-ups
Author, actor and presenter David Walliams and singer/ TV presenter Rochelle Humes are the latest British stars to join the voice cast of the hit CBeebies series Teletubbies.
The two will join the existing cast of Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby and Antonia Thomas as they lend their voices to Teletubbies’ distinctive and much-loved Voice Trumpets. Walliams and Humes will feature in the second series, which will air on CBeebies in spring 2017. 2017 is a significant year for Teletubbies as it will be 20 years since the original series first appeared on British television.
In addition to showcasing the new voice stars, the second series will introduce a number of new elements including: a new area of Teletubbyland called the Hidey Hup – a beautiful hidden glade containing equipment for physical Teletubby fun including the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Uppy Downy and the Tubby Spinny; a brand new way of getting around in their new ‘honk honk’ Tubby Car; and a new signature song for the adorable and intrepid little Tiddlytubbies – Mi-Mi, Daa Daa, Baa, Ping, RuRu, Nin, Duggle Dee and Umby Pumby. Viewers can also look out for the story of pink tubby...
Strictly Come Dancing star and BBC Sport presenter Ore Oduba took off his dancing shoes to chat to us about reading the bedtime story on CBeebies, and how he chose which of his childhood favourites to read...
Hello! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi, I’m Ore. I’m a huge sports fan and I’m really lucky to do a job that I love. I’m a sports TV presenter at the BBC and work on lots of different shows, including BBC Breakfast. That does mean sometimes I have to wake up REALLY early in the morning, but I work with a wonderful team and it’s a great show.
What was it like reading the bedtime story on CBeebies?
I really enjoyed it. I know how much you all love the Bedtime Hour, especially Bedtime Stories, so I had been looking forward to it. Lots of brilliant people have read before, so it was an absolute pleasure to do it as well. I hope you and your little ones enjoy the stories!
Can you tell us a bit about the story ‘Fat Puss’ and why you chose it?
Fat Puss is such a great...
CBBC and CBeebies Controllers Cheryl Taylor and Kay Benbow have commissioned a dialogue-free, two minute animated film called ‘Poppies’, as a BBC Children’s tribute of Remembrance.
During the week of Remembrance 2016, you will be able to watch the full video on the CBeebies website here. It is also available on BBC iPlayer until 20 November.
Such a tribute was a ‘first’ for BBC Children’s. Given our young audience, war is something of a difficult area. However, it was a viewer’s letter to our Scheduling department that really got us talking about the possibility of marking this special day. We felt that the time was right to actively involve our viewers in the act of Remembrance.
‘Poppies’ is a beautiful, atmospheric and ethereal piece which sees war as experienced by the animal inhabitants of a WW1 battlefield. Conflict is implied in changes of tone - in music, colour and emotion - as we transition from peace to war and return once more to peacetime. The ending is...
Christmas again? Already?! How time flies! Well, as soon as the stage was swept after the Alice in Wonderland panto last year and with the sound of applause still ringing in our ears, we started planning the 2016 production of … CBeebies’ The Nutcracker!
So, Jon, why was the CBeebies' The Nutcracker chosen?
Nearly everyone has heard of The Nutcracker – and hopefully...
Attention all grown-ups!
The summer holidays are now well and truly over, the kids have settled into their routines and autumn has just begun… and it’s also time for some exciting changes to the CBeebies autumn schedule.
From Monday 26 September, our new weekday mornings and afternoons will look like this:
09:00 Mr Bloom: Here and There
09:20 Wussywat The Clumsy Cat
09:25 Woolly And...
Attention all grown-ups!
The summer holidays are over, the kids are back at school and autumn is on its way…it’s also time for some exciting changes to the CBeebies schedule.
From Monday 5 September, our new weekday mornings look like this:
06:00 Show Me Show Me
06:20 Baby Jake
06:45 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion
07:25 Postman Pat
Kids in Museums
When he was three years old, my son was thrown out of an Aztec exhibition for shouting ‘monster!’ at a statue (which did look a bit like a monster).
I wrote about the incident in my newspaper column because I was so angry about it. Hundreds of families got in touch to say that they, too, were fed up of being treated in a similar way when they took their children to museums and galleries.
Is your little one itching to get on two wheels? Riding a bike is a lifelong skill that can be picked up early - great for boosting confidence and developing independence, as well as being a fun way to get active.
If you're not sure how to start teaching your child to cycle, Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell is here to help with some top tips to get you going...
1. One thing at a time:...
We asked Shirley Hughes about what inspires her illustrations, what has made her characters appeal to generations of children, and how she has juggled her work with motherhood and grandmotherhood... Read more
For World Book Day last year we talked to author and illustrator Eric Carle as his...
Simon Rolph, creator of Wussywat the Clumsy Cat caught up with CBeebies Grown-Ups ahead of Wussywat's second series on CBeebies.
Wussywat the Clumsy Cat is a pre-school show about a curious cat, a very curious cat with a very clumsy disposition. Much like any 3 to 5 year old then!
To accompany the show’s second series, Jen Beaton, Wussywat’s social media manager has kindly taken time out of...