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Most years it feels like Easter sneaks up on us, but this year there has been so much bunny hopping that we can’t pretend we didn’t see it coming. Last week Peter Rabbit and his friends popped into cinemas around the country with the heartwarming Peter Rabbit movie, winning the hearts of people of all ages and getting everyone in the Easter spirit at the same time.

Easter might be over in a matter of days, but if you can’t get enough of Peter and his exciting adventures you can enjoy them over and over again with this gorgeous Peter Rabbit bumper DVD box:

The Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection consist of four separate DVDs: One Big Adventure, Brave and Strong, I’ve got a Plan and The Tale of The Missing Egg. Together they hold 27 Peter Rabbit tales based on the works of the talented Beatrix Potter, get ready for well over 5 hours of forest fun for the whole family.

From (hazel)nutty troubles to meeting friendly and not-so friendly characters, from daring escapes to secret plans and from last minutes rescues to valuable lessons, there is no time to be bored when Peter is around! My little ones love seeing Peter in action, they think there is no cuter rabbit than Lily Bobtail and they adore Benjamin Bunny, I think you can safely call the Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection the ultimate Easter gift.

‘Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection’ is now available as 4-DVD pack (RRP $24.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCkids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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‘Giggle All The Way’ This Christmas

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Dec 162017

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Now that the school holidays have begun I know there will be some moments where a charged iPad is just the sanity saver I need. The big kids are great at keeping themselves busy with craft and construction while a quick online catch-up with Hattie’s most loved ABCKids characters allows me to feed little Ted in peace and quiet.

Cheeky duo Giggle and Hoot are on call 24/7 with a brand new Giggle & Hoot YouTube Channel with currently 30 Gigglicious videos lined up. And the fun doesn’t stop there, more content is added every Monday and Friday! Make sure you add the new channel to your YouTube favourites and you’ll always have a kid-friendly boredom buster on hand.

Especially for Christmas Jimmy Giggle and his buddy Hoot have put together a festive Giggle and Hoot Christmas Special, come sing and laugh along to 7 fun movies and get into the Christmas spirit the Giggle and Hoot way.

To find out more about ABC4Kids, to read all about Giggle and Hoot and to order all your favourite Giggle and Hoot gear online visit www.abc.net.au/abcforkids.

Dec 232016

Look who’s arriving in a big red boat! This cute and colourful family is quickly becoming an ABCKids favourite, meet the Twirlywoos:

Whether it’s live on ABCKids TV or on-the-go with the ABCKids iView App, the Twirlywoos are always up for an adventure. There is plenty to discover, explore and learn in every episode and now curious tots and playful preschoolers can continue the Twirlywoo fun off-screen too…

Thanks to their compact handbag size these cute figurines are perfect for making up twirly adventures on-the-go, making car trips, visits to grandma and time spent in waiting rooms a lot more exciting. The 5-piece Twirlywoos Character Gift Set (RRP $39.95, ages 18 months+) is a lovely tool to encourage young children to use their imagination, either by themselves or together with siblings/friends.

Great Bighoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick can turn their heads and have little legs that fold in or out allowing the Twirlywoos to really stand up and sit down, big blue Bighoo and beautiful red Toodloo can even move their arms too. Made from sturdy plastic the characters are durable and easy to clean, now that gets the thumbs up from this busy mum-of-five.

Measuring almost 40cm from the top of her head to the tips of her big orange feet the friendly Twirlytop Toodloo (RRP $74.95, ages 10 months+) makes a perfect cuddly companion for a young Twirlywoos fan. Not only is she is luxuriously soft and snuggly, she also talks and sings like only a real Twirlywoo can! All it takes is a little squeeze of her hands to activate the sounds, a great fine motor skills exercise for small fingers.

For extra giggles this friendly Toodloo plush has a top that twirls and swirls when you pull the big round handle on her back, this will keep kids entertained for ages. With a bit of imagination it is almost as if your Twirlytop Toodloo will really take off, in search of the next adventure.

You can find your favourite Twirlywoos toys at selected Kidstuff, Myer, Toyworld and Toys’R’Us stores as well as other leading toy retailers.

To find out more about Jasnor and to browse the Twirlywoos range visit www.jasnor.com.au.

For your chance to win a Twirlywoos Prize Pack (RRP $114.90, Twirlywoos Character Gift Set + Twirlytop Toodloo) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 212016

Christmas Countdown – Day 21

From Care Bears to Cabbage Patch Kids all the way to the Mini SNES, who doesn’t love a good childhood come-back? Back in the nineties the Teletubbies took the world by storm and this year they’ve returned to win a whole new generation of little fans including our little Hattie:

With just a quick push on her tummy the soft and snuggly Teletubbies Lullaby Laa-Laa (RRP $59.99, ages 18 months+) turns tears and tantrums into twinkles by decorating the nursery wall or ceiling with a colourful light show. It’s so easy even little tots can do it!

Not only is loveable yellow Teletubby Laa-Laa super soft, huggable and beams the most beautiful lights, she also helps little sleepyheads peacefully drift away by playing the famous Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tune. You can set Laa-Laa to sing for 5, 10 or 15 minutes or you can choose to use her as a reassuring night light only which turns off automatically. Laa-Laa makes a wonderful bedtime buddy for young children who could do with some reassurance in the dark.

Measuring just 8cm tall (or should I say tiny?) there is always room for a cute Teletubbies Deluxe Collectible Figure (RRP $10.99, ages 3+) or two in your child’s Christmas stocking. They are a perfect size for small hands and mama’s handbag and sure to keep little Teletubbies fans content if you are travelling these summer holidays. The only question is which one to get, or maybe just collect all five!

If you have always wanted to take a look inside the Home Hill Dome here’s your chance. Tasty Tubby toast that pops up, the Noo-Noo cleaner that slurps as it moves, a working lift, spinning seats and much more… there is plenty to see and do in this awesome Teletubbies Superdome Playset (RRP $79.99, ages 18 months+). With so many cool features and fun sounds this would have to be the ultimate Christmas gift for all Teletubbies lovers.

These Teletubbies products are now available at your local Big W, Myer, Target, Kmart, Kid Stuff, Toyworld and Mr Toys store.

To find out more about Big Balloon, to browse the Teletubbies range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.bigballoon.com.au.

For your chance to win a Teletubbies Prize Pack (RRP $150.97, containing Lullaby Laa-Laa, a randomly selected Deluxe Collectible Figure and the Superdome Playset) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Nov 192016


Whether your child loves to dance with Emma, invent with Lachy, eat with Anthony or sing along with Simon, parents of young The Wiggles fans can’t go wrong this Christmas with this fabulous gift idea from ABCKids:
Just in time for Christmas ABCKids has combined four of the most popular The Wiggles titles in one awesome box set, meet ‘The Wiggles: Fab Four Faves’ (RRP $24.95). Priced at under $25 for four DVDs this gift pack offers amazing value for money, it’s a perfect Christmas pick for a Santa on a budget. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

wake-up-lachyIn between snoozes purple Wiggle Lachy has handpicked over 50 of his most loved songs for ‘The Wiggles: Wake Up, Lachy!’. When one of our littlest ones wakes up crying at night this DVD is generally enough to cheer them up, if only it made them fall asleep like Lachy! Even in the middle of the night I love listening to Taba Naba, a sweet sing-along song from Australia’s Torres Strait Islands.

Simon Says DVDWith 12 fun episodes and a 140-minute runtime ‘The Wiggles: Simon Says’ is sure to put a smile on the faces of little Wiggles fans. The loveable red Wiggle has handpicked his favourite ‘Ready, Steady, Wiggle’ episodes and bundled them on one DVD. Get ready for lots of catchy tunes and funny jokes in ‘Simon’s Brush with Fame’, ‘Simon can’t stop Yodelling’, ‘Wags has lost his Wiggle’, ‘Simon’s Sad Fruit Salad’ and 8 other episodes.

Of course this special Simon Wiggle DVD wouldn’t be complete without an appearance of the very smart Professor Simon too. Warm up your singing voice, tap your toes, stretch your arms and legs and get your wiggle on!

Anthony's Fruity FeastThe Wiggles: Anthony’s Fruity Feast! features a delicious serving of catchy songs taken straight from Ready, Steady, Wiggle!, one of our children’s most watched ABCKids shows. No more relying on the TV schedule for our daily dose of wiggly music, just pop on the DVD whenever you want and get those hips shaking. Featuring more than 40 different songs and even some bloopers for extra laughs this DVD offers plenty of (sanity saving) entertainment the upcoming holidays.

Learn all about healthy eating with Anthony, find out what’s wrong with Emma’s glasses, see Lachy’s latest invention, practise the alphabet with Simon and much more, The Wiggles: Anthony’s Fruity Feast! has something fun for everyone.

enmmas-bowtiful-dayAccording to our girls ‘The Wiggles: Emma’s Bowtiful Day’ is best enjoyed with your Emma outfit on, they love watching Emma’s dance lessons and copying her dance moves. The one and only girl Wiggle has carefully chosen 50+ wiggle tunes to sing and dance along with, eg. ‘Save the Dance, do the Dance’, ‘Simon’s Cold Water Blues’ and ‘Dancing on the High Seas’. Did you know ‘Full Moon Melody’ was written by Lachy especially for his special lady Emma?

‘The Wiggles: Fab Four Faves’ is now available on DVD (RRP $24.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit www.abc.net.au.

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Jun 192016

Roadshow Entertainment

Are Giggle & Hoot’s famous ‘five steps to bed’ part of your child’s bedtime routine? Get ready to add an extra quick ‘five minutes before bed’ to your daily schedule with these bitesize 5-minute stories from the adventurous Owl Pals:

Owl Pals DVD

The brand new DVD Hoot Hoot Go: Owl Pals contains 13 fun episodes featuring Australia’s favourite owls Hoot, Hootabelle, their orange buddy Hootly and a range of other interesting characters from the Land of Giggle & Hoot. Join these colourful birds and learn to cloud bounce, play Hoot & Seek, look for Hootballs, sing with Hootaluna, find the missing Gigglebug and more.

In The Perfect Cubby House the loveable Owl Pals are getting together for a special tea party. Unfortunately none of the three cubbies is suitable for the fun gathering: It’s either too small, doesn’t have any pillows or lacks yummy snacks for the three friends. Of course they don’t give up that easily, they join forces and build a big new cubby house together. Cup of tea anyone?

When Hoot is getting ready for The Piratey Party to celebrate Pirate Mini Hootbeard’s birthday he discovers that his pirate costume is way too small. He is worried he has to miss out on all the fun, but thankfully his friends Hootabelle and Hootly come to the rescue. They all share some parts of their outfits so the three pirates can enjoy the party together.

‘Hoot Hoot Go: Owl Pals’ is available on DVD (RRP $19.99) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit www.roadshow.com.au.

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May 052016

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With all the big kids back at school I know there are many cheeky pre-schoolers feeling a little lost right now. With their older playmates away for most of the day these young adventurers may feel a bit bored, which usually means trouble for mum. Enjoy some quiet time on demand with ABC newest release, available in store right now:

Sydney Sailboat DVD

Put on your life jacket, grab your captain’s hat and hoist those sails, in ‘Sydney Sailboat: Ready for Adventure’ buddies Sydney Sailboat and Zip the Water Taxi are off for 8 episodes of fun at sea. As they battle storms, ride waves, rescue sea creatures and solve a range of tricky problems they learn the importance of working together, following instructions and even looking after the environment. Stormy Weather, Gone with the Wind, Seal of Approval and more, there is never a boring day in Bubble Bath Bay.

Bubble Bath Bay colouring bookAre rain, wind and storms keeping your little ones inside? Add a splash of colour to your day with this fun Anchors Aweigh! colouring book. Get out the crayons, pencils or markers and decorate your favourite Bubble Bath Bath characters, plenty of colouring fun guaranteed. You can pick up this great boredom buster at your local ABC store or stay warm and cosy inside and order one online in the ABC Shop.

‘Sydney Sailboat: Ready for Adventure’ is available on DVD (RRP $14.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit www.roadshow.com.au.

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