Finding out about the world, making discoveries and having new experiences is just what the Fimbles and all very young children enjoy doing. Within the programme, children are offered opportunities to make their own discoveries by using their basic skills and senses.
The friendly-faced costumed characters Fimbo, Florrie and Baby Pom have instant appeal with their strong stripy colours and movements, which reflect the physical movements of the young child. They are joined by animated puppets Roly Mo the mole, Rockit the frog, Bessie the bird and Ribble the chick, who take significant parts within the story line.
Scenes of real-life experiences enable children to see their immediate world in a new light. Good use is made of appropriate questioning that encourages children to think about what they are viewing and engage in the process, rather than simple passive viewing.
The Fimbles help to guide the child, causing them to think, consider and promote curiosity whilst viewing.
The various sections of the CBeebies Fimbles website provide a link to the sections in Fimbles Valley, where the characters enjoy specific activities.
The educational value of the show
Fimbles helps children to:
- Find out about the world, eg other cultures.
- View their immediate world in a new light.
- Think about what they are viewing and engage in the process, rather than simple passive viewing.