Friday, 13 May 2011

Poppy Cat Comes to Nick Jr

Nick Jr has just launched its newest animated show for pre-schoolers, featuring the extraordinary adventures of  Poppy Cat!  Showing every weekday at 10am, there are 26 ten minute episodes to delight our little ones!  The show revolves around Lara, a little girl who invents stories for her beloved cat Poppy.  Poppy Cat and her friends, an eclectic mix of animal pals, travel to magical destinations including the Trumpet Tree Forest and encounter other animals like the giant space squids!

Joanna Page, who won the nation's hearts in Gavin and Stacey voices the show's leading character, Poppy the lovable orange cat with a patchwork bandana.  Joanna says:

"... everybody loves Poppy Cat; the books have been such a success. So to actually play Poppy Cat is such an honour – I’m over the moon."  

The show is based on the beautiful picture books by Lara Jones, which have sold over 2.5 million worldwide.  Having their favourite book character brought to life will enthral Poppy Cat fans!

The show celebrates the fun and power of inventing and sharing stories.  Children are encouraged to use their imagination to solve problems and  friendship is a strong theme.  Poppy Cat is about Making Adventures Extraordinary!

We are enjoying watching Poppy Cat together. Lara's narration tells the story, which then springs to life.   2 year old Freddy is totally engaged by the colourful characters and the gentle animation.  The adventures are very imaginative and I love the way Poppy and her friends work together to sort things out.  The attention to detail makes it visually appealing and Freddy giggled at the funny antics of Poppy, Alma and the gang. The episodes are just the right length of time to hold a toddler's attention.  Kizzy is 8, but Poppy Cat was one of her favourites when she was younger when she had the Poppy Cat's Happy Day board book.  She is enjoying sharing her love of Poppy with her little brother.

Remember 10am weekdays for Poppy Cat!  Perfect to watch with your pre-schooler.
You can watch clips and download activity sheets at Nick Jr's website!


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