Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Teletubbies - Naughty Noo-noo - Messy Messes and Terrific Tidying|
Actors: Rolf Saxon, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley, Pui Fan Lee, Tim Whitnall
Director: David Hiller
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Slurpy slurp! The Teletubbies' favorite friend is the Noo-noo! This friendly vacuum cleaner is very good at tidying up after Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po when they make a mess, but sometimes he just can't help being ... more »
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The Noo-Noo Tidies Up
Robert I. Hedges | 09/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What is there to say about a vacuum cleaner (aspiradora) that not only tidies up the Teletubbies' house, but also herds, plays with, and chases the Teletubbies with NASCAR sound effects? Preschool kids love this, and although I don't have kids, I bought this for the children of a friend, and watched it to make sure it was appropriate. Adults will find the show extraordinarily boring, of course, but the kids adore it. They seem to particularly enjoy the Noo-Noo sound effects, and imitate him frequently, much to the chagrin of the parents.
The show purports to be educational somehow, which is where the three star rating comes into play. It is very captivating and entertaining for kids, but is not really terribly educational, although a guest spot demonstrates how adding water to dirt makes mud to play in (a lesson I am not sure most parents really need glorified).
The DVD has a couple of extras, including a highly entertaining overview of Noo-Noo operations titled "The Noo-Noo's Silliest Moments." This is easily the most entertaining part of the DVD.
I attempted to watch the DVD in French as well, which is allegedly an option, but although I got the English subtitles to work, I could never get the French option to work.
This DVD will keep your children entertained, but side effects include Noo-Noo imitation at mealtimes, so don't say I didn't warn you.
Clearing Up the Mystery
Laurette Ellis | New York | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 15 month old is Teletubbies obsessed, and we were heartbroken when the contract with PBS ran out and it was taken off the air. I wish I had known - I could have saved alot of money by just not clearing my DVR! In any case, we are now collecting the DVD's and have several. I limit how often I let her watch as she is absolutely entranced, but they are all great for "emergencies" (one of us is ill, an important phone call, she is tired and cranky but it's not bedtime, etc.)
This is probably my daughter's favorite. She "cracks up" every time when Noo-noo races around loudly. An added benefit is that it helped her overcome her Vacuum Cleaner anxiety (which makes my life way easier!). When I vacuum I tell her it's time to "feed the Noo-noo"!
To understand what makes Teletubbies educational, one has to see the world, for a moment, from a very young child's perspective. She has limited receptive language, limited experiences, limited concepts, short attention span, she is low man on the totem pole in a world controlled by grown ups. She is a "Stranger in a Strange Land". The world of Teletubbies makes sense to her. She can understand (and likely even speak!) the language. She can grasp the simple plots and actions. The bright colors captivate her. She can pay attention long enough to take in the short "bites" of story. Teletubbies are her kind of people - children. But they are in a world FOR and OF children!
What she is learning about is LIFE! Life in a simple, clear way that she can get her mind around. This is way more important than naming shapes or colors (though Teletubbies has those also) or the alphabet. Learning builds on a foundation. Teletubbies would not be educational for a school age child. For an older infant or younger toddler it IS educational.
I add to the learning by playing on the PBS website Teletubbies page and reading Teletubbies books with her. She was uninterested in her basic shapes puzzle until I copied pictures of the Teletubbies and taped them under the shapes. Now we play Peek-a-boo with the Teletubbies putting the pieces in and taking them out. I also made Teletubbies paper dolls and we "walk" them through her other books. (She only has an attention span for Teletubbies *grin*)
BS Special Studies Early Childhood
MS EXE (Special Education)"
Mercedes Anaya Byrd | new mexico | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 3 year old absolutely loves this DVD. It's so cute to watch her watch it repeatedly!"
T. D. Henriquez | NY, NY | 09/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter loves the Teletubbies. The video is a little different than the TV program. She seems to enjoy the video better."