Thursday 3 July 2014, 13:06
Gem is hosting a Pirate Party to celebrate the new series of Swashbuckle, which starts on CBeebies from Saturday 11th July 2014 at 11am. Join the fun on the CBeebies website.
Tuesday 29 July 2014, 15:56
Hello, I’m Bev, one of the producers in CBeebies Presentation – basically that means I help make the bits you see with the presenters in the CBeebies House between the shows (a.k.a. the ‘links’). Sometimes, we get the chance to film somewhere even more exciting, and we thought you’d like to hear about our recent adventure on the roof above MediaCity…
We love working in the CBeebies House, but it’s always nice to be able to go outside, especially in the summer when we can share the good weather with our viewers. Last week when it was warm and sunny, we decided to film some sequences on the roof terrace above our studios in Salford.
We made the decision on a Monday that we wanted to record the outdoor links the following week, so we didn’t have long to turn the plan into reality – and there’s a lot to do!
But just what goes into turning an idea for a link into something you actually see on screen? Here’s a little taste of our week:
Decision made! We want to film on the roof next week, so first up we check with the Studio Manager that our chosen date is actually possible, and organise a technical planning meeting for our crew. I’m the producer...
Friday 25 July 2014, 11:11
Friday 18 July 2014, 10:13
Friday 18 July 2014, 08:10
Some of our CBeebies presenters had a little preview of a brand new exhibition celebrating the history of BBC Children’s television yesterday – and it’s got them thinking about their own childhood TV favourites. How many of these do you remember?
Play School, 1975
What was your favourite BBC Children’s programme when you were little, and why?
Chockablock – with Fred Harris and Carol Leader. I loved the little yellow truck that the chockabloke and chockagirl used to drive around on – I really wanted to do that!
I also loved Play School, and Derek Griffiths is one...
Tuesday 15 July 2014, 15:38
We caught up with the very busy Swashbuckle researchers to find out what it’s like working aboard the Scarlet Squid!
Friday 11 July 2014, 11:17
Thursday 10 July 2014, 15:25
Hello, I’m Sally and I’m proud to be part of the team that helped make the new CBeebies iPlayer that launched recently for computers, tablets and mobiles.
The new CBeebies iPlayer has been specially designed to be fun and intuitive for little ones to use while making it easier for parents to ensure their child stays in a safe place enjoying age-appropriate shows. There are now lots more pictures to help little ones recognise their favourite CBeebies shows and characters and find their way around. It will also be easier to find new things that your child might enjoy including the most popular...
Monday 7 July 2014, 14:22istockphoto.com/vitaphoto
Cat’s been cooking up a storm in the CBeebies House this week – and if you’d like to try her summery recipes with your little ones, we’ve got all the details here. We’ve love to see a photo of your efforts – email us a picture on email@example.com!
Banana yoghurt ice lollies
To make six small lollies you will need:
160-200g natural or Greek yoghurt
1 tsp runny honey
6 empty mini yoghurt pots (washed)
Sheet of foil
Or you could use ice lolly moulds, if you have them.
Thursday 3 July 2014, 13:06
You know how it is when you’re hosting a party – there’s just so much to do; party bag gifts to find, food to prepare, games to plan … don’t you sometimes wish you could recruit some of CBeebies’ finest to help you get ready?
Swashbuckle’s Gem knows exactly how you feel. She’s holding a very special Swashbuckle Pirate Party aboard the Scarlet Squid for some of her CBeebies friends in a very special episode to celebrate the new series on Friday 11th July at 4.55pm.
Topsy and Tim, Robert the Robert, Nina and Mr Bloom will all be there to lend a hand and make sure the party...
Tuesday 1 July 2014, 15:50
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: cycling requires children to master a series of skills, then bring them all together to balance, pedal and steer all at the same time! When they're learning, it's much less stressful...