NIGHT GARDEN - TRULY GREAT ONE MUST HAVE ON DVD
Chances are there's barely a parent of a toddler in the country who hasn't encountered In The Night Garden in some form over the past few months. The latest BBC-hit from the CBeebies channel, and with a passing resemblance to Teletubbies, this debut DVD for the show brings together five episodes. And many parents already, we suspect, will have their credit cards ready.
In true childrens' television tradition, In The Night Garden is often as alien to adults as it is compelling to its real target audience. But heck, do children love it. Accompanied by the gentle narration of Sir Derek Jacobi, it's billed a nursery rhyme picture book of sorts. This manifests itself in the shape of a wild mix of children and characters, who get up to a mixture of diverse and diverting activities.
And this is one of the many areas where In The Night Garden strikes gold. Not only does it have a distinctive and warm collection of characters, but it does have an educational undercurrent to it all. In short, it engages its target audience particularly well, and teaches them a little in the process.
The DVD is rounded off with special bonus footage and a parents' guide, but it's the five episodes that are set to be spun time and time again. And rightly so. Expect this to be the first DVD release of many, too, for a show with many, many years ahead of it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Magical collection from the NIGHT GARDEN !!!
My son loves In The Night Garden ... and as soon as he hears the music he is entranced !!!
With colourful characters like Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy, Macca Pacca and The Tombliboos "In The Night Garden" is a gentle mix of simple stories, ryhmes and songs. Very calming too ... as each episode ends with the characters drifting of to sleep !!! (great stuff for watching just before bedtime)
Narrated by Derek Jacobi this is a Bafta Award winning series ... and this DVD is a collection of entertaining and colourful episodes.
Recommended ... your kids will ove this !!!
29 of 29 people found this review helpful.
In the Night Garden - Who's Here? [DVD]
My grandaughter adores The Night Garden - is almost transfixed by it all! She adores Igglepiggle, Maccapacka and all their mates and will try to sing to the music that her Iggle Piggle doll makes. It is all so gentle and innocent. The colours are pleasing the the backgrounds are inviting and colourful. In the Night Garden is fun and funny, it promotes laughter and happiness and is a lovely way to end a day in a loving family home. The repetition is just what all little children like so much. The simplicity of the storyline is implicit. All the other characters complement the whole scenario.
We bought it because CBeebies no longer have it on at bedtime. So now we can have it on for Sophie at that time again and again and again! Something she can look forward to and enjoy time and time again with her Mummy and Daddy or whoever else is around to listen to it with her.
There is nothing anyone could possibly dislike about this DVD.
In the Night Garden
In the Night Garden is my childrens favourite DvD at the moment , they like the colourfull garden and their favourite In the Night Garden creature is Makka Pakka ! They also love Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle, would highly recommend this DvD to all kids & parents ! You can buy one on Ebay for as little as £5 ,normal price at the high street would be £10
Thank you Nikka
In The Night Garden - Who's Here?
I thought In The Night Garden was a bit silly and pointless at first, but having watched it over and over with my 2 year old son, I have found that it actually teaches as well as entertains. Each character has a 'song' which helps toddlers to identify them. Each episode begins and ends in the same way which helps little ones to understand routine and one thing that I particularly like is that there are times to jump and dance and times to sit quietly with a story. This DVD can capture anyone's attention and any age group! I have since bought 3 other In The Night Garden DVDs and my whole family - husband included! - have enjoyed them!!
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