Awww! I get quite nostalgic sometimes. I'm a sentimental type :)
I truly believe that Play School is the most educational out of all of the children's programs these days (well, for young children anyway). There are so many opportunities for learning in every episode, covering a wide variety of themes, songs, stories and life skills. It's also become one of Miss M's favourites (and I love how we can watch it any time here on ABC Kids).
Yesterday she and her one year old cousin ventured off for their first play school concert at the Norwood Concert Hall (accompanied by us of course!) and we all had lots of fun. If you haven't been before, it's good to know that it's mostly an open space for children and their parents to sit on the floor with a few rows of chairs around the edge. I think this is great for the little tikes to have a chance to get up and dance during the show, I just wish we had gotten there a bit earlier to be closer to the front. Miss M (2.5 years) did pretty well watching and joining in, but being so far back was difficult to keep Mr C 's (1.5 years) attention on the show. He was having much more fun showing off his new walking skills!
The story of the 40 minute interactive show was cleverly done, but still nice and simple for young children to follow. A large story book was the main backdrop and pages were turned through out the show with many familiar characters and stories filling the pages. The presenters Teo and Rachael were energetic and engaging. It was a really special moment when the whole audience joined in to sing the classic theme song "There's a Bear in There" at the conclusion of the show.
The good news is that there are still tickets available for the remaining Adelaide shows so it's not too late if you'd like to go along! Kids Promotions have all the details you need. After Adelaide, the show heads to Western Australia, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong with different Play School presenters.
Thank you Play School for all your years of educating our little people and here's to many more successful years of TV and live concerts in the future!
Images used with permission from Kids Promotions.