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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!
But the next day My daughter did the same trick.. 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.
The format of the show is a programme then the presenter doing the birthday cards and emails..then a programme again.and so it goes on..
It has a few high profile shows on like
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)
Also a few other programmes,one namely HI 5 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....
She still loves it,and it keeps her amused for the first hour of the day whilst im trying to get going!
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 www.five.tv/milklshake 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...
Hi - great op. Out of all morning children's progamming, Channel 5 is by far the best (and its not often that you can say that about the channel!). My son is only now approaching 7 months old, but is already hooked to the bright and tuneful Hi5, Make way for Noddy, Bear in the Big Blue House and The Book of Pooh. He's got me hooked too - and I too sing the Hi5 songs...."Rain, rain go away - come again another day"...oops there I go again! Tina xx
JJane 31.07.2003 20:05
We're having the dilemma of persuading Alexander that TV isn't to be on all the time. He loves Bob the Builder, but we're also giving him a Teletubbies exercise video, Thomas the Tank Engine, The Hoobs - just some variety. We do occasionally watch Milkshake! and I think HI 5 is great.... but I'm at the point where I want to move the shed to the bottom of the garden and lock the TV inside it, if just to get Alexander away from trying to become a habitual viewer. And for anyone without children that reads this who thinks "Just tell them no" - please come round and see how Alexander reacts (temper tantrums, headbutting floor) - bribery starts at a very young age! Good op!
JuliaD 30.07.2003 22:41
Awwww my Hayden will be 5 in October and he still likes to watch it! Julia..xoxox