The Rhyme Rocket

Category: CBeebies
Rhyme and song are great ways to boost children's early reading skills and phonic awareness so CBeebies is ready to launch The Rhyme Rocket.

Aimed at introducing children to a universe full of words, this 20x10 minute series is an interstellar journey to discover laugh out loud poems and rhymes. It's poetry but not as we know it!

The series will follow the cosmic adventures of First Officer Ditty, Professor Poet and Commander Rhyme-a-lot as they blast through space on a mission to collect poetry and songs from around the universe "one rhyme at a time."

Set aboard a rocket that relies on rhymes to fuel its engines, each programme will blast off from Planet Rhyme on a journey to collect a poem from children on Earth. As it encounters different planets full of rhymes, the rocket beams aboard poets and performers to introduce new works specially commissioned by the BBC.

To accompany the series, BBC Learning and the literary charity, the Booktrust, have teamed up to create a unique Rhyme Rocket guide. Bursting with rhymes and top tips for parents and carers to share with their children, it will be available to download and at participating Library Rhyme Time Sessions.

The Rhyme Rocket is a joint commission between CBeebies In-House Production and BBC Learning. It is produced by Matthew Peacock and executive produced by Paul Shuttleworth for CBeebies and Helen Foulkes for BBC Learning.

KW