Teletubbies Turn 20!
The other day I read online that the Teletubbies TV show is 20 years old this year.
Wow, that made me feel old.
Because Teletubbies began the year daughter #1 was born. I remember first learning about the show, which was controversial since it was aimed at babies. The horrors! Parking a baby in front of a TV! However, I did let my daughter watch (most of the time I watched with her). It was 30 minutes of fun, I’d watched TV as a child with no ill effects that I was aware of, and, as a teacher, I even saw some educational value there. After all, where else could I expose her to strange colorful creatures who lived in a land where the sun was a baby’s face? Where there were creatures like a Noo-Noo?
We both loved it. Here is her 2nd birthday, celebrated in Teletubby style.
Daughter #2 loved the Tubbies too (I couldn’t find a photo of daughter #3 with them; typical?).
Re-watching the show opening (below) is nostalgic. The show was just good, simple fun, teaching basic language and counting, getting along, etc. Did it hook my kids on TV? Well, no. In fact, none of the three of them watch much of any TV. With all the electronic gadgets at kids’ fingertips these days, a 30-minute TV show like this looks almost quaint.
Did your kids watch Teletubbies?