Humour plays a large part in 64 Zoo Lane, and the story lines are simple and easy to follow.
The scene is set in a street where the main character, Lucy, lives close to a zoo. Every night, the animals from the zoo join her to tell a story. The themes carry positive messages on social and emotional development by discussing issues surrounding friendships, helping and caring for others. These exciting stories eventually prepare Lucy for a cosy night's sleep.
Opportunities for exploring language and vocabulary are enhanced by the use of intonation and expression in the character's voices. Playing with words in this way can promote an enjoyment of language and can be used as a springboard for understanding new vocabulary.
The educational value of the show
64 Zoo Lane helps children to:
- Develop socially and emotionally - by discussing issues surrounding friendships, helping and caring for others.
- Explore language and vocabulary.