Monday, September 13, 2010

New Preschool Series - Timmy Time

Timmy Time follows the adventures of Timmy, a little lamb with a lot to learn as he enters preschool. Fans of Aardman’s hit children’s series Shaun the Sheep will recognize Timmy as the baby lamb on the farm who is frequently drawn into all kinds of chaotic adventures by the mischievous older sheep. Used to having his way by being “the only lamb in the flock,” Timmy is now heading to preschool to graze on some important life lessons about playing nicely with others, namely his fellow classmates of the furry, feathered and spiky types.

If your child likes Shaun the Sheep, they will undoubtedly like this Timmy Time.

I have never seen Timmy Time but received a screener copy to check out. We watched it yesterday and found it very cute. This morning when it came on TV, my daughter asked to watch it instead of her usual Sponge Bob show. Interesting since I thought this was too young for her. Even my 7 year old stopped to watch it a few times.

What I Can Tell You: This is the perfect show for kids 1-3. The characters are cute, there is no dialogue other than animal sounds and mumbles which I think would have been great for my own kids. These days my 5 year old asks me a lot of questions about animals talking. In every show she watched from babyhood to now, the animals always spoke and it can be confusing for children who need association to learn.

Each episode follows a day in the life of Timmy and his friends in Nursery School. The daily routine is usually disrupted when Timmy or one of the class is naughty, or over inquisitive, or sibling rivalry erupts. For the young animals it's all in the day to day experience of learning about life, friendship and trial and error.

Kids will get a background in the 3 R's
  • Reading - farm signs and pizza menus (all pictorial)
  • Righting - getting back on your feet when you've fallen over
  • Rithmetic - adding up using familiar items such as lettuce, apples etc
The Nursery day is a recognizable, relatable affair, for a Pre-School audience and their parents, with the funny twist that Timmy and his friends go to their own Nursery for Little Animals.

The shows are great for the youngest of attention spans, each one is basically 10 minutes long. Timmy Time premiered today on the Disney Channel. Check your local listings for schedule.

Check out the website for information on the show and to see all the characters associated with Timmy.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Thanks for the post. I will mention this to my sister.


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