New Series of Alphablocks
Hi, I'm Joe Elliot, the creator of Alphablocks. I'm delighted to tell you about series two, which has (we think) turned out rather nicely. It's bigger and better - and it goes back to basics.
We were thrilled when the BBC asked us to make two more series - it meant all those extra stories in our heads had somewhere to go. We thought a lot about how we could make it even better than series 1. First, we made the episodes longer – at five minutes, a story can really stretch its legs.
Secondly, we’ve got more episodes. (That one seems a bit obvious, doesn’t it?) The first se
And, thirdly, we went back to basics. The first series was aimed at four-to-six-year-olds, but we discovered that a lot of younger children were watching and enjoying the show. We decided to go back to the start of phonics and introduce all of the letters in turn, carefully demonstrating their letter sounds and following the school curriculum.
We’ve had a lot of fun making series 2. And we’re in the middle of making series 3, which is... well, that’s another story.
We love words. And we hope some of that shines through when you and your child watch Alphablocks. Hope you enjoy the new episodes: you’ll find them all first on the new CBeebies Alphablocks website. And there are some tips for helping your child get the best from the show on the revamped Alphablocks Grown-ups page.
For more information, read Joe’s great article, Phonics: The inspiration behind Alphablocks.
The new series of Alphablocks starts Monday 27th February at 9:20am on CBeebies.