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A Cbeebies boxset? Isn't that a pip?!
on 19 November 2008
I can't help feeling a bit ripped off having bought all of the DVDs in this set at more than twice the asking price when they first came out, but if you have a small child and don't already own them, this is a bargain.
If you do have a young relative chances are you already know about In the night garden. Iggle Piggle and his colourful but slightly odd friends appear in a series of twenty minute shows where they have minor adventures that often involve noises, counting , chasing things around and in Maka Paka's case tidying up. It's a brilliant way to teach young children some basic concepts about shapes, numbers etc especially if you buy a few of the books which follow the same storylines. The length of the show is exactly right for a toddler's attention span and they really do adore this show. I can speak on behalf of my own son and at least three other pre-schoolers that I know!
It's hard to explain why exactly this show is so much better than all the other kid rubbish available, but it has something magic about it. It's on CBeebies several times every day for anyone who wants to watch an episode before buying the set, but I doubt anyone would be dissapointed with this as it offers great value for money and contains some of the best episodes.