With all the goodwill in the world not every parent can take their child to the park every day! And, a trip to a farm or a walk in the woods isn’t always possible.
So, how can children find out a little more about animals, the weather and changing seasons – all without stepping out the door and from the comfort of their home?
How CBeebies can help
Big City Park is all about finding nature's hidden treasure. With great storytelling, this show offers the perfect solution when a trip outside might not be possible.
The show is set in Belfast's Ormeau Park, a beautiful busy public park. As everything has been filmed outdoors the show captures the changing park in all weather - come rain, hail, sleet and shine. Each episode is packed with outdoor adventure where May, the park keeper, looks after everything in the park.
By gathering treasures, playing games, using their imagination and collecting really special things to keep in Ruairi's Treasure chest, the young explorers can feel like they are off on their own adventure with their favourite characters.
Why not carry on the adventure when the show is over, by making your own unique Treasure chest out of any odds bits and pieces from around the home. Then, once it’s possible to go out to the park you are both ready to fill it up!
How to make a magic moment
Magic moments are happy moments. Try turning up the volume on your favourite music (particularly music that can pass as weather music!) and pretend that you are in the park and splash in the rain, jump in the puddles, dance in the snow - all to music.
Then, why not pretend you are explorers (just like the explorers in the Big City Park show) pointing out the animals you see as you walk around.
Oh, and don’t forget to fill up an imaginary bag as you both collect ‘special things’ for the Treasure Chest!
Then take a well-earned break by trying out the Make and colour on the Big City Park CBeebies website.