Eh-Oh, the Teletubbies are back!
The following post was written by Brit reporter (currently living in LA) Emma Foster for Westside Mommy. She attended a special event with her son Corben, which celebrated the return of Teletubbies to television!
The adorable Teletubbies were in LA on Saturday to celebrate the shows’ return to the US – and WestsideMommy was invited to ‘Teletubbyland’ to meet them.
As a Brit I was quite excited about being invited to the event – I remember when the show first came out in the UK and how kids (and adults) back home quickly became obsessed with it.
I was also looking forward to introducing my 20-month-old Corben to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La La and Po – the show’s cute and colorful characters.
Corben had never seen the Teletubbies before and was mesmerized by the special 360 degree screening of the show at the event.
The new series, which premiered on Nick Jr last month, is exactly as I remember – except the Teletubbies have had a couple of subtle updates – including touch screens on their bellies, which they press to watch the Tubby Tales of children having fun and learning new things.
Corben and the other kids loved the new show – especially when the Teletubbies did a special dance – lots of them were joining in!
Then for the best bit – we got to meet the real Teletubbies up close.
Corben was super excited to get up close to the four larger than life characters – but unfortunately cried when we tried to pose for a selfie (don’t be offended Dipsy we had the same problem with the Easter Bunny!)
There were loads of other fun activities for little ones at Teletubbyland – including real life bunnies to pet, face painting, balloon animals, a special Teletubby photo booth and playground equipment.
All the kids had a great time – it’s a shame Teletubbyland isn’t a permanent fixture!
Corben was a big fan of the LaLa headband in his goodie bag – he won’t take it off. I’m sure the Teletubbies will soon become his new favorite show.
You can catch the new series of Teletubbies on Nick Jr every day at 8am – it’s the perfect show for preschoolers (and I think it’s a nice relaxing watch for moms too!).
Teletubbies U.S. site: http://us.teletubbies.com/
Teletubbies on Nick Jr.: nickjr.com/teletubbies
Teletubbies are on Nick Jr. check the schedule for broadcast times.