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Down to Earth!
on 16 November 2010
Superb DVD my little one loves. It's refreshing, aimed at children while respecting their intelligence. All the stories are focused around the garden. Nature and others are respected and the importance of balance, something we could all learn from. Significant story lines give the opportunity to learn with insight, the needs and feelings of others. Accompanying songs and music are pleasantly upbeat. Dirt Girl has a lovely singing voice and real instruments can be heard. Picture quality and sound are superb; ours is played on equipment so naff, WE were paid to take it away!
Dirt Girl loves to grow things in her garden and her best friend Scrap Boy likes to invent various contraptions from recycling what ever he finds. Their friends are Grubby a bright yellow 'grub' who loves organising Ken the stunt Weevil, Hayman the scarecrow, Roger Rooster and the hens which are by no means paltry poultry!
Green Thumbs are actual children who appear via video link on Scrap Boy's bicycle powered screen. They show their various ideas to help the projects and produce they have grown. These are short clips with no silly, unnecessary adult interruptions.
Eight episodes approx 89 minutes total running time:~ Morning, Home, Balance, Grubby, Antics, Seeds, Dig and Choice.
First seeing this on cbeebies, I initially found the faces rather creepy but my little one was immediately transfixed. Real faces are merged into a mixture of photo and drawn bodies and backgrounds. Dirt Girl is related to as we have an allotment. We are already planning what to grow next from seeing what Dirt Girl is growing. A really good buy, producing pure down to earth enrichment!