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Elmo & Cookie from Sesame Street
Popular Sesame Street characters Elmo and Cookie will be crossing the Atlantic to appear on CBeebies… next Autumn. The Furchester is a joint collaboration between the BBC and the non-profit Sesame Workshop, and is about a close-knit family of cheerfully incompetent monsters who own and operate an ‘almost’ world-class hotel. […]

Sesame Street’s Elmo and Cookie coming to CBeebies


babybookboom band-bags have received the Gold Practical Parenting & Pregnancy 2011/2012 award for the Learning/Developmental Toy Under £20 whilst the multi-lingual music CDs collected the Gold Practical Pre-School Award in the category of Modern Foreign Languages. babyboomboom’s band-bags took first place ahead of leading brands Tommee Tippee and P’kolino in […]

babyboomboom receives Practical Parenting & Pregnancy 2011/12 Award


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It’s the age old problem. You really want to help your child with their homework (without giving them all the answers, of course) but you realise your own skills aren’t necessarily up to scratch. “It’s all changed so much since my day,” you mutter as you try to get your […]

Parents seek homework help, new site offers professional advice



cbeebies 2011
The BBC has just announced a range of programmes for younger children scheduled to air throughout the year. Heading the lineup comes Rastamouse — narrated by Reggie Yates — a colourful, musical animation based on the acclaimed books by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza. Also coming soon is Mr […]

CBeebies 2011 lineup announced: Rastamouse, celebrity voices, old favourites return






Children under the age of 3 need to hear 30,000 words from their parents and caregivers to ensure optimal language development and academic success. The Power of Talk research study has found that, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic factors, kids who converse regularly with their parents do much better […]

It’s good to talk: 30,000 words a day from 0 ...


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This article was first published at Tech Digest: A new study from researchers at the University of Washington suggests that using educational TV and DVD, such as the “Baby Einstein” and “Brainy Baby” series, or “Sesame Street”, may not be as beneficial for babies and young children as many hoped. […]

Study suggests educational DVDs and TV may not be so ...