Review of "Milkshake!"
It all began when i accidently turned the TV on when our then 2yr old daughter came into our room ,before we wanted to get out of bed!
There was Brian Cant.....Yes of Playaway fame!!!
Talking to a load of stuffed animals..I later find out this programmes is called Dappledown farm.....
She was hooked....
Then came the presenter Naomi...Doing the usual birthdays and stuff,and to be quite honest I wasn't paying too much attention as to what was happening!
I was in a vicous circle by now....
The Programme MILKSHAKE is on CHANNEL 5
Basically its The title of the group of morning childrens programmes...
It has a variety of presenters all women..(ive never seen a male host the show)who are quite young and full of enthusiasm.
It starts at 6.30 am and finishes at 9.00am
exception the school Hols when its on a bit later.
- Bear in the big blue house
- Make way for Noddy
- Mr Men and Little Miss
It also has a few of its "own produced" shows Like
*Monkey Makes( where a presenter and a stuffed monkey make something)
Tickle,Patch and Freinds...( where 2 stuffed mice/rats????? have there own radio show and interview children and get up to mischief,they also visit farms and things)
which is my daughters favourite
Its been imported from Australia,and its a group of 5 adults who sing and dance.they wear bright clothes
and tell a story in song..Its full of vibrant singing and dancing and gets my daughter dancing all over the place...
Personally I find it a bit annoying,especially when I find myself Singing one of there songs whilst stuick in traffic!!!!
MILKSHAKE is geared to the older toddler and has little educationl values(although some of the programmes have)
The fact that Barney is American and the slang is all wrong it sometimes confuses my daughter as she dose'nt know what the "trashcan" is for example....
MILKSHAKE also run quite a lot of competitions mostly colouring ones,where the children can win some quite good gifts...currently a VTECH globe...which is very good!
Since first watching it CHANNEL 5 have invested in the programme. As it is now a more professional outfit and the set dose'nt wobble anymore.They also have a website
which gives you all the programme listings,Birthdays,competitions,things to do,stories.
They also have a new Milkshake childrens magazine...
Im torn to say this is a great programme,but if i asked my daughter what she thinks of it she tells me its great fun!!!!!
Im have to struggle to tear her away to get ready for Pre school..
So I guess in moderation MILKSHAKE is quite good...
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