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To let cbeebies do the educating in our house?

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thoroughlymodernmummy Mon 27-Jul-09 09:15:18

My dd is fluent in makaton thanks to Justin and is now a bit of a yoga buff thatnks to these big headed creatures that float around.

And i get to really enjoy my coffeewink

melmog Mon 27-Jul-09 09:18:16


My dc can count to 5 in spanish, I assume from handy manny or dora. I take the credit though! wink

thoroughlymodernmummy Mon 27-Jul-09 09:25:52

Phew. SOmetimes i don't even know the names of what she is watching. When she was little it used to be a family affair watching igglepiggle but now its my cue to get out OK magazine.

melmog Mon 27-Jul-09 09:32:45

Too right. Got to take your breaks when you can!
Mine are learning about friendship with wow wow wubbzy while I have a cuppa and do mumsnet.

CyradisTheSeer Mon 27-Jul-09 09:39:34

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geordieminx Mon 27-Jul-09 09:43:38

Ds has just turned 2, thanks to Mr Maker he knows all of his shapes and colours, does a wee bit of Makton, and knows the names of all the nuerons blush

Hollyoaks Mon 27-Jul-09 09:45:01

We're watching Me Too and dd is glued! Gives me time to MN and have a cuppa.

Big Cook and Little Cook taught me to make muffins last week as well grin. Not just for beebies!

crokky Mon 27-Jul-09 09:47:01


Both my kids talk to Justin on cbeebies (3 and 1) and he has taught them loads!

crokky Mon 27-Jul-09 09:47:34

oh and DS, every time he sees a pair of scissors, he says: SCISSORS ARE SHARP - thanks to mister maker!

MrsGokWantsatidyhouse Mon 27-Jul-09 09:52:26

My DC tell me the oven "is hot, hot, hot"

allaboutme Mon 27-Jul-09 09:56:37

ds1 learnt his entire alphabet from superwhy

thoroughlymodernmummy Mon 27-Jul-09 09:56:47

Oh the wonders of cbeebies. We "brush our teeth in circles". i would be lost without it.

thoroughlymodernmummy Mon 27-Jul-09 10:01:07

and AIBU to quite fancy Mister Maker?

pjmama Mon 27-Jul-09 10:02:40

Ah Cbeebies! My wonderful electronic babysitter. Without you, I would probaby never get out of my pyjamas and most likely starve to death smile

melmog Mon 27-Jul-09 10:04:57

Yabu to fancy Mr Maker. Doodle do man, ok, but Mr Maker??!

PuppyLoves Mon 27-Jul-09 10:05:10

I'm coming round to the idea of cbeebies.

Who is Mr Maker and Justin and what time are they on?

DD is 20 months and I need to find a way to have 5 minutes peace!

pjmama Mon 27-Jul-09 10:06:20

Mr Maker?! You can just imagine it can't you? "Take a look at THIS...!!"

melmog Mon 27-Jul-09 10:10:14

And "look at what I've got.. in my doodle drawers!"

CyradisTheSeer Mon 27-Jul-09 10:19:32

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thoroughlymodernmummy Mon 27-Jul-09 10:30:59

ooohhh Doodle do chris...

Housemum Mon 27-Jul-09 10:39:52

But Mr Maker would do it in a minute...

MichKit Mon 27-Jul-09 11:12:18

YANBU, mine knows all the numbers thanks to the Numberjacks :-)

kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Jul-09 11:19:21

God knows what her cooking will be like when she grows up though hmm
She won't be able to make a normal sandwich, just mashed potato sheep with olive heads etc, and she will think you have to feed people food which matches their profession.

debs40 Mon 27-Jul-09 11:24:14

Ahah....I have met Mr Maker...very nice bloke but not at all my type!

Of course, I never let my children watch tv or eat anything unhealthy. We are too busy working on gross motor skills and numeracy etc grin

Yea, right. It's funny how expectations have changed. We were left to our own devices as kids. Allowed to watch tv. The world was then full of SAHM who got on with the housework and just left the kids to it.At least my mum did.

Now we're supposed to be all things to all peeps and be constantly entertaining our kids.

Everything in moderation....

CloudDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 11:31:30

I have a crush on Justin, he is just so squeezable.

I now see why we have to send them to school at 5, the TV gets so dire aobve that age that they would be totally ignorant? grin

Seriously though i think we all rely too much on the tv. I get breaks from the DCs when they go and play as well, and the nmore tv they watch the worse they are at playing.

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