The Tweenies - Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake - are four young friends who attend a playgroup together. They are looked after by Max and Judy, and Max's dog Doodles joins in the fun every day. Together the Tweenies sing songs, play games, paint and make things, share stories, learn about the world and enjoy lots of imaginative play.
The programme is set in a playschool and deals with dilemmas, challenges and issues common to very young children, such as squabbling with friends, or not owning up. Story lines provide a non-threatening context within which such issues can be discussed and resolved simply. These characters move like real children - they laugh at the same things they do, sing the same songs, play the same games and see the world in the same way.
The characters are well developed and children are able to predict what their responses might be. The mixture of story, song and creative activity provides excellent opportunities for children to learn through play. Music plays an important part in the programme and children are encouraged to join in with songs and actions.
The educational value of the show
Tweenies helps children to:
- Learn how to deal with problems using a non-threatening context within which such issues can be discussed and resolved simply.
- Learn through play, provided by a mixture of story, song and creative activity.
- Relate to the characters - the Tweenies are good role models to how children should act.