Programme 4: Our House
Saturday/Sunday - 26/27 April 2008 6.30 am BBC2 NI
Naoise has lost his teddy, and his brother and sisters help him to look
all over the house until they find him.
Then it is time for the bubble machine, and we meet Séibhín's
brothers and sisters before she takes us on a tour of her house.
Afterwards, Nóra has a surprise for them - she shows them a dolls'
house, and they examine the different rooms in the little house.
Then Nóra tells them a story about a little cat who finds out about
different sorts of houses. Afterwards, they all enjoy drinks and snacks,
but Naoise, pretending to be a pussy cat, drinks his milk out of a bowl
and spills it all over himself.
It is time for Dódaí washing, and the others dance and sing
as they help to clean Naoise's clothes.
Then it is time for 'Na Dódaí' to say goodbye to their
Suggested activities for parents
- Play hide and seek at home with your child, shouting out questions
as you look for him/her, just as 'Na Dódaí' do
when they look for teddy - Where are you?
Are you in the kitchen/sittingroom/bathroom? etc
- Save different sized
cardboard boxes, which you can paint and stack as the different rooms
of a dolls' house. Different family members can be made from clothes
pegs, or drawn, cut out and stuck on the walls in the appropriate rooms.
- Use household waste such as egg and milk cartons to make tiny furniture.
you have a garden, why not feed the birds with your child when the
weather is cold - see if you can find a robin, like the one
in the story.
Teach / House
Seomra teaghlaigh / Living room
Cistin / Living room
Seomra folctha / Bathroom
Seomra leapa / Bedroom