Programme 10: A New Pet
Saturday/Sunday - 7/8 June 2008 6.30 am BBC2 NI
Nóra has a surprise for the twins - a new pet. Naoise knows what
it is, but the others have to guess. They sing a guessing song before they
meet their two new rabbits, Cathal and Coco.
The magic bubble machine shows us how other children take care of their
pets, giving them water to drink and the right food to eat.
After this, Nóra tells them a story about Ciarán and his
dog Rua, and they learn how important it is to take proper care of their
Then they get food and water for the rabbits. Naoise tries to help, but
learns that they don't eat ice cream or yoghurt, and that they like
fruit and vegetables.
The twins tell him that even though they have new friends, Naoise is still
number one. But Naoise is sad - he has no pet of his own.
Nóra has one more surprise - a special pet for Naoise, a caterpillar.
They do their butterfly dance before they say goodbye to their friends.
Suggested activities for parents
- Using an old sock, stitch down two 'ears' and glue on
fabric pieces for eyes, whiskers etc - make one each for
Cathal and Coco.
- Using the segments of an egg box painted green, make