Bits and Bobs is a 15-minute programme targeted at three to five year olds.
Bits and Bobs are a couple of soft, cuddly fluff balls who travel around in Trug, a land-roving toy. Every day Trug takes Bits and Bobs off on a journey of discovery. Trug spots, stops and picks up objects as he trundles along. Bits and Bobs try and guess what the objects might be.
Using their child-like skills of finding out, looking, feeling, smelling and comparing, Bits and Bobs often draw unusual, hilarious and very different conclusions to the child at home. With the help of children who are called up onto Trug's screen, they discover what the objects are and what they do.
Trug arrives at his destination where Bits and Bobs watch and see the objects being used in context. The destination could be anywhere from a hairdresser to a dancing class or from an airport to a safari park.
The documentary ends with the 'splat moment' when one or both of the fluffballs fly out of Trug and join in the activity (usually having an unfortunate and wet or sticky landing much to the amusement of the children present).
Children will love Trug, a loveable, inquisitive and dependable toy. They will find the two Fluff Balls funny, and delight at always being one step ahead of them. The interaction with real children on the screen and with the child at home ensures maximum participation throughout the programme.
Always colourful and with a join-in 'Trug Along Song', Bits and Bobs will entertain, involve and inform.
The educational value of the show
Bits and Bobs helps children to:
- Extend their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
- Develop their problem-solving skills.
- Actively participate in activities (rather than just passively watching).