Have you watched the Twirlywoos? It’s the latest series from Anne Wood who created the Teletubbies and In The Night Garden and it seems to be just as popular as those with my kids! We were asked if we would like to review two of the new Twirlywoos books published by Harper Collins and I was really excited about it, not just because I love reading with my kids, but also because the Twirlywoos have been designed to get your kids moving and doing some sneaky learning through play. Want to find out more? And have a sneaky look in my home?! Carry on then!
We like the Twirlywoos anyway but I was really interested in some of the information that Mumsnet sent over to me, the Twirlywoos is based around the concept of schemas, which you can read more about here. At the moment I’m really noticing how my youngest likes to put things inside of other things and my son loves spinning around and I can really see how these concepts are supported by the tv show and the books. Meet The Twirlywoos is based on the rotation schema and Hello Chick is based on the enveloping schema.
If you watch my video you’ll also see how good the books are at encouraging a bit of physical activity. If my son looks a bit snoozy it’s because we shot this video the day before he went down with chicken pox so looking back I think he was a little under the weather, if you watch him when we act out the book though you’ll quickly see how easy the books make it to go from tired kid to their normal crazy running around state!
The books are a great way to help you understand a little bit more about how your kid enjoys learning and encouraging them to do more, if you see them wanting to do up and down activities then you can build on this by playing with toy parachutes, straw rockets or rolling a small toy down a cardboard tube. There are lots of fun ways to encourage it!
We really enjoyed these books and will be looking out for more in the series.
Disclaimer – I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network Research Panel, a group of parent
bloggers who review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have received a voucher as a token of thanks for this post and I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.