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Episodes 6-10


Episode 06
Finders Keepers
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Hilda and Potto can’t find anything in the Sesame Tree because it’s such a mess. The question arrives: "Why do we have to tidy up?" Hilda races off to find the answer with a group of children who are cleaning a beach together. In the end Hilda and Potto discover that tidying up helps you find things and keeps areas nice for everyone to share.


Theme:
Cleanliness

The child will have the opportunity to look at:

  • learning to live as a member of the community;
  • responsibilities for self and others;
  • the importance of keeping healthy and how to keep safe in familiar and unfamiliar environments;
  • how to respond appropriately in conflict situations.

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Episode 07
A Present for Claribelle
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Claribelle comes to visit and helps Potto and Hilda discover new ways to reuse old objects. Guided by the question, "Why is it good to reuse things?" Hilda visits a school where children make instruments out of old material to create the Really Rubbish Orchestra.


Theme:
Reusing

The child will have the opportunity to look at:

  • learning to live as a member of the community;
  • their dispositions and attitudes to learning.

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Episode 08
CSI Sesame Tree
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Hilda breaks one of Potto’s toys by accident, but she’s so nervous he’ll be angry that she’s scared to own up. The question comes in, "Why do I have to own up if it was an accident?" Hilda visits a pair of boys in her same situation who choose to do the right thing, and say they’re sorry. Meanwhile Potto stays in the tree and learns from his friends around the world how to accept an apology.


Theme:
Honesty is the Best Policy

The child will have the opportunity to look at:

  • their responsibilities for self and others;
  • their own and others’ feelings and emotions;
  • how to respond appropriately in conflict situations;
  • learning to live as a member of the community.

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Episode 09
Beezer Broccoli Birthday Cake
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Potto is baking a cake for Hilda’s birthday, but she just can’t wait to eat it. When the question comes in, "Why can’t I have my birthday cake now?" Hilda visits a young boy who has to be patient because he’s still too young to play hurling like his big brother. Hilda comes to realize that the best things come to those who wait.


Theme:
Patience

The child will have the opportunity to look at:

  • their own and others’ feelings and emotions;
  • their responsibilities for self and others;
  • similarities and differences between groups of people.

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Episode 10
Arty Party
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Potto is painting a portrait of Hilda, and suddenly realizes that he can’t possibly finish without green - "the best colour." Hilda’s not so sure that green really is the best. She likes some other ones too. When the question comes in, "What’s the best colour?" it’s the perfect opportunity to visit children in an art class. Hilda and Potto come to realize that there’s no such thing as the "best" colour. Everyone can choose their own favourite.


Theme:
Personal Favourites

The child will have the opportunity to look at:

  • themselves and their personal attributes;
  • their dispositions and attitudes to learning.

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