As a mum of four children (5 years and under) it won’t come as a surprise to you that we are big ABC4Kids fans. We are quite careful with watch our kids watch on TV and purposely don’t watch any ‘grown-up’ TV when the children are awake but ABC4Kids gets the (hard earn) tick of approval. Our little tribe loves Play School, the kids can’t get enough of Peppa Pig and they all think Giggle & Hoot are the perfect after dinner entertainment.
The only problem with ordinary television is that you are not in charge of the TV schedule and we all know how difficult it can be to explain to a stubborn little 3-year old that you can’t order what comes on TV (No mummy can not do everything!). If Giggle & Hoot, Play School and Bananas in Pyjamas are in high demand in your house you will love the new Giggle & Hoot present Gigglepaws and Pals DVD (RRP $19.99).
This brand new DVD features cheeky cat Gigglepaws who loves going on adventures with Giggle & Hoot as well as lots of fun episodes of your favourite ABC4Kids shows. With a total playing time of 100 minutes this DVD will keep little ones entertained for ages and you can easily break it up in smaller sections so you can get dinner in the oven, hang up a load of washing or just make yourself a coffee.
My kids have often asked me if they could visit Jimmy Giggle’s house one day and I have to admit it looks like a fun place to live. If your children are keen to have a peek at Jimmy’s place too they are sure to love the Giggle & Hoot Wooden Play Room (RRP $19.99, ages 3+). This lovely wooden play set brings the setting of your child’s favourite show to your very own living room, grandma’s house, the doctor’s waiting room or anywhere else you want to take it (just make sure you keep the box to store all the pieces together).
The set consists of 9 wooden pieces including Jimmy, Hoot and Hootabelle, some furniture and their favourite toys Mini-Hoot and Giggleosaurus. I was absolutely amazed by the stories the kids came up with while playing with the Wooden Play Room and how good they are at imitating the voices, it’s a great toy for imaginative play. There are enough pieces for siblings to share which encourages them to play together and act out different characters.
Are there tears in your house when The Goodnight Hour comes to an end? No need, you can now take your best friend Jimmy to bed and cuddle him all night long (kids only, we don’t want hubby to get jealous). This soft and snuggly Jimmy Giggle Plush Toy (RRP $29.99) is wearing his favourite hoot pyjamas and funky owl slippers and he has long arms and legs that are easy to hold on to for little hands. Did you know you can buy pyjamas just likes Jimmy’s in kids and adult sizes?
Three: Time for a story or a sleepy time song. This sweet The Giggle Galaxy Board Book (RRP $12.99) board book is perfect for toddlers and will fit right into your 5 steps to bed routine. The book features Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle on Giggle Galaxy adventure, because the text is the same as the Giggle Galaxy song you may find you have to sing it instead of read it, you better get your best singing voice ready!
Whether your little one is off to daycare, attending kindy or spending the afternoon at grandma and grandpa’s this Giggle Galaxy Backpack (RRP $19.99) is perfect for carrying around all those important must-haves. Kids will love the cool Giggle Rocket on the front, get ready for blast off! Measuring 30 x 24cm in size this spacetecular backpack is big enough for a change of clothes and a book or a lunch box, snack and drink bottle.
An exclusive new range of Giggle and Hoot products will be available at ABC stores across Australia and online this month. This fun collection of specially designed toys, games, clothing, accessories and books will make every day hootastic!
To find out more ABC’s Giggle & Hoot, to browse the range and to order your favourite products online visit www.abcshop.com.au/giggleandhoot or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ABCForKidsForParents.
For your chance to win a personalised Giggle and Hoot video message and a $150 Giggle & Hoot Prize Pack or one of the other great prizes enter #TheGiggleGalaxy Giggle and Hoot Instagram Competition here.