I am a koala and my life is all about eucalyptus because we eat its leaves. Here in Australia there are so many leaves that you can't possibly eat them all. Not even all the koalas in the world could eat all of them. Look! There are so many forests. Many other creatures live in there, and they eat different plants. When we know feral dogs are coming we run away. We like climbing in the trees but sometimes we like to walk on the ground.
Turtle mum usually just lays her eggs and leaves. Once we hatch, we have to take care of ourselves. From the moment we hatch, we know everything we need to know. We know what to do, where the ocean is, how to swim, and how to walk. Our goal is to get into the water. Turtles are at home in the water. In the ocean, we are agile, and great swimmers. We're better at swimming than crawling around on land.
We budgies live in Australia. Here you'll find everything that budgerigars need: open and broad plains, lakes, rivers, and mainly thousands and thousands of budgerigar friends. I don't know, but it's a beautiful life. I like it. Eating grass seeds and chatting with our other beautiful friends makes me happy.
Take a deep breath and let's go under water. There are so much things and creatures to explore. There are all sorts of shapes and colours, even different ways of life. In our world everything is varied. Each living thing: humans, animals on dry, animals living in water, birds, plants, and even insects - are all different. But most of us have three things in common: the need to breath oxygen, to eat, and to breed. Lets look at some of our water animal friends.
I love swimming around and playing in the waters of our tropical ocean. There is so much to explore and many colours and shapes. There are so many things to see underwater. We live in the sea anemone and have a glossy coat. The clownfish has only three stripes on an orange body but some of our relatives have lots of stripes. Sometimes I like to look at the other fish but I think that the striped ones are the prettiest.
Lah-Lah can't wait to show Buzz the cute little trumpet her uncle sent her in the post - it makes a great high sound. Buzz is just as eager to show Lah-Lah the trombone his aunty sent him in the post, it makes an awesome low sound. Lah-Lah insists her trumpet is better it has three little buttons that you push. Buzz is certain his trombone is better it has a slide that makes the sound go up and down. Mister Saxophone can't take it any longer and points out that both instruments are good and what's more important is having fun playing together.
There are many birds in the world. You can hear their chattering, singing, cawing, and cackling across every continent. Do you think they will ever learn how to sing properly? And there are so many! Why don't they ever crash? Lets learn more about our bird friends!
Hello, I'm a little zebra. You say you already know of me? I live in Africa. It's nice and warm here, I like it a lot. Also, other animals live here with us and there is always something exciting going on. We are black and white and have stripes. When we come to waterholes we must be careful not to meet the crocodile because he would want to eat us. Even when there are a lot of us, we still walk together. We love to roll in the dust!
Squeezy won't get out of bed. Under his blankets he's making a very strange sound. a hicc-choo. Lah-Lah guesses that Squeezy has a bad case of the hiccups. Squeezy moans he's a sneezer not a hiccuper. Now the band must help Squeezy get over the hiccups and get back to being his happy sneezy self.
Will Lola ever be sleepy enough to go to bed, Charlie wonders? She drinks pink milk with tigers, cleans her teeth with a lion, shoos whales down the plughole and has a pyjama party with some dancing dogs. When at last, Charlie manages to get his little sister to feel sleepy, there's a surprise waiting for him in his bed.
Lola and Lotta are best best friends. They do everything together. Then a new girl arrives at school and Lotta seems rather taken with her. Lola starts to feel left out. Inconsolable that Lotta may not like her anymore Charlie and Marv come to the rescue, and Lola realises that of course Lotta is still definitely her best friend. Phew! For one brief moment it looked like life may never be the same again!
Lola and her friend Lotta know everything there is to know about dogs. So they are really pleased when Marv lets them look after Sizzles in the park. They stroke him, they pat him, they groom him. It is all going well - until Sizzles disappears. And when they find him, there isn't just one Sizzles, but two! How will they tell them apart?
Lola is convinced she's the luckiest person in the whole wide world, especially when Granny and Grandpa send her and Charlie the money to go and see the new 'Bat Cat' film. 'Bat Cat' is her favourite! Then things start to go wrong and Lola's luck runs out. Or has it?
This program encourages children to wonder and learn through the medium of play. Music, art and the imagination are all key ingredients as hosts take us on an intimate and fun journey revolving around a week.
Charlie has promised Marv that he'll play football with him but poor Lola has a very nasty cold and is stuck in bed. She begs Charlie to stay with her. Charlie tries all sorts of ways of making her feel better but a butterfly chase Flutterby Mountain finally does the trick. Will Charlie ever make it to his football match?
Charlie and Lola's well-rehearsed circus act for Granny and Grandpa is put in jeopardy when poor Charlie breaks his arm playing football with Marv. Lola and Soren Lorensen try to nurse him back to health and cheer him up. But will Lola find anything for poor "broken" Charlie to do in the circus?
Granny and Grandpa's house is by the sea where there are pony rides and lovely things to eat, a big dressing-up box and Caspar the Cat. But Lola is worried that Soren Lorenson, her imaginary friend, might miss her while she is away. Charlie solves that problem. Then she says she cannot go away because Mum and Dad might miss her. Charlie comes up with another solution. But Lola still doesn't want to go to Granny and Grandpa's. Why? Ohhh, it is because she might miss Mum and Dad. Can Charlie put her little troubled mind to rest?
Lola is in a superstitious mood. There are so many unlucky things you can do. Charlie plays along with this but Lola's imagination gets carried away. If you step on the cracks, do bears really jump out at you?
Mr Saxophone has gone missing at rehearsal time. They can hear him but they just can't find him! Mr Saxophone loves to play hide and seek. They set off to find him but everywhere they turn up, he's just left. They decide to take the bus home and bump into Stephan who shows them loud and soft sounds on his baritone saxophone. Lah-Lah has the great idea to play Mr Saxophone's favourite song really loud and lure him back to play with them.
Hamish's eyes start to water while making onion soup. He wonders, "Why do onions make our eyes water?" The friends meet Soup Dragon who explains the onion juice sprays into the air, wafts upwards and make our eyes water.
Andy Day looks at a selection of baby animals as they learn how to warm up and cool down. When king penguins are too cold they huddle together, but when they're too warm they cool down with a mud bath.
Fishing lessons for young animals. Mum finds it easy, but fish slip away from young grizzly bears in Canada. Oriental darters practice with twigs. River otter pups watch mum's sat nav guide her to the fish in North America.
Lola promises to play beads on Friday with her friend from school, but then Marv invites her to his special space party on the very same day! She loves beads and she did promise, but there is going to be games and cake and everything at Marv's house! What is Lola going to do?!
Brewster and Maggie wonder: why do our heads hurt after we drink cold stuff too fast? Thinky Brain explains that ice makes the mouth cold and when the brain tries to warm things up fast it gives you a headache.
Brewster and Maggie are at Ginger's play but she can't focus because her tummy rumbles. She wonders why, so she visits Bob O'Tummy. Bob explains when the tummy is expecting food it rumbles in preparation.
Charlie and Lola love Charlie's pet mouse, Nibbles. They even take him to school where he shows off his clever tricks. But mice don't live for very long and when Nibbles dies, Lola doesn't think she could have another.
Life is just not fair when you are always the smaller one. You can't go to bed late, you can't get your own pink milk and you can't go on the Super Dooper Loop the Looper ride at the fair. Lola does everything she can to make herself taller: imagining she's a sunflower, a skyscraper and even the tallest mountain in the world. Charlie tries to point out all the advantages of being small, and they even swap places. But Lola remains unconvinced. Only the sight and noise of the really scary Loop the Looper makes her change her mind.
Helvetica Frog asks: wWy do mosquitoes bite people? Brewster shrinks them down to a mosquito and meets Bubba Buzzer who explains that it's only female mosquitoes that bite because they need to feed their babies.
Lah-Lah has a new dance but she can't quite get the ending right. The band offers other suggestions but they all just look too silly. Maybe she needs to take a real dance lesson? Along the way to the lesson they meet Carlos who plays the guiro and they all learn the samba beat. Playing the samba fast and slow helps Lah-Lah finally learn her dance!
Charlie, Lola, Lotta and Marv have been growing a pumpkin all through summer for the Halloween party at school - and it's enormous. Everyone has decided what fancy dress costumes to wear, except for Lola. The day of the party arrives and disaster strikes. Bat Boy (otherwise known as Morten from downstairs) splatters their pumpkin and Lola now has a double crisis.
Tom Tom was tinkering all night long. With so much banging and thumping Lah-Lah and the band didn't get any sleep. There's only one thing to do, so they march out to Tom Tom's shed to have a little chat. Tom Tom explains his tinkering isn't done yet, so to get the noise over with quicker the band offers to help.
Lah-Lah is going stargazing with the band, but when it's time to go Buzz keeps delaying things. Lah-lah sees that Buzz is nervous about going to the park where there are strange noises, creatures and other scary things. Lah-Lah realises she has to do something quick or their stargazing won't happen. The band helps Buzz to get over his fears and enjoy the stars.
Join Michelle and Alex as they set up a market stall with vegies and cooking tools, cook yummy vegetable dumplings and create a night noodle market. Through the windows, we visit a vegetable garden and pick fresh vegies.