Andy Day knows young animals learn by playing. Polar bear cubs in the Arctic and langur monkeys in India all love to play. But gorillas are playtime masters - they climb trees, roll around and try to beat their chests.
Andy Day sees how young animals get a ride. In Madagascar, ring-tailed lemurs get a piggyback from mum. Kangaroos have a special pouch to hold their babies, while tiny poison dart frogs carry their tadpoles up into the trees.
Lah-Lah and the band are sleeping in their tents tonight! Buzz, Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy and Tom Tom crowd in to their tent but Lah-Lah keeps putting off going into hers, she just needs Five More Minutes. She heads to the kitchen for a snack and the rest of the band join her. Buzz keeps falling asleep in silly positions and Lah-Lah startles him awake with her bubbly energy. Buzz works out that there are too many distractions inside and if they slept outside where it's nice and quiet Lah-Lah would finally get sleepy.
Justine Clarke is preparing a special gift for Dash and desperately needs help with the finishing touches before the show starts. With help from their audio engineer-come-rapper Hau Latukefu the show takes a surprising twist. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!
Lah-Lah is on her balcony explaining to the birds that the band and her are off to the dentist today. But she's interrupted by a phone call from Buzz, who needs her help straight away. Lah-Lah rushes over to the band's house to find them all in their bedroom but where's Squeezy Sneezy? Squeezy is scared of the dentist and won't come out from under the covers. Lah-Lah shows Squeezy her toy piano and tells him how when she was little she sometimes got scared so she would hold on to her toy piano and that always made her feel braver. Squeezy takes the toy piano to the dentist with him and while he's waiting his turn the band start up a jam to take Squeezy's mind off being scared.
Lah-Lah is on the balcony with the birds practising her scales when she gets a call from Buzz. "A baby? I'll be right over." Lah-Lah arrives to find everyone gathered around Mister Saxophone who is cradling a baby piccolo saxophone. Someone left the piccolo saxophone on the front door step wrapped in a baby blanket. Mister Saxophone is so caught up with high tones of his new instrument he doesn't want to rehearse with the band - he only wants to play solo right now. The band is not happy about this at all. Buzz discovers a note at the door: "Missing piccolo saxophone, please return to nine-year-old Billy." Buzz returns the baby piccolo sax but how do they cheer up Mister Saxophone? The low tones of the baritone saxophone in the Secret Sound game remind Mister Saxophone of the rich low tones of his tenor saxophone and he can't wait to rehearse.
While Scrapboy and Dirtgirl work out how to keep the crows at bay and fuel the tractor with corn juice, ken and grubby try to impress with their solar popcorn stunt. When the stunt goes wrong, Hayman gets back his voice.
Lola's favourite red shiny shoes no longer fit, and Dad insists that she gets a new pair of shoes. Lola is not having any of it. Her old red, shiny shoes are her favourite and she is definitely not going to change them!
An innovative and beautiful video series for young children who use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication; designed to enhance their foundational literacy and numeracy skills.
It's Lotta's birthday, and Lola wants to buy her the best present. She's over the moon when she finds a doctor's kit! But it's really hard to give your best friend the best present ever when you like the present yourself!
The five senses are our contact with the world and can protect us from danger - just like animals. Not everyone has five senses. This program looks at how blind and deaf children can use their other senses to compensate.
Carmel is having a birthday party and we join her family as they prepare for the event. We see a cultural mix of popular party games and explore the history of birthday traditions such as blowing out candles on a cake and making a wish.
Get Grubby TV takes pre-schoolers on imagination-charged adventures. Join Costa, Dirtgirl and Scrapboy to explore and celebrate Dirtgirlworld and the wonderful landscapes of rural, urban and suburban Australia.
Dirtgirl's besties - Scrapboy and Costa the Gnome - arrive with a bucket full of grubby challenges. The first challenge: What's stickier than mud? The trio set off for a sticky adventure to the honey house to find answers.
It's Mr Saxophone's birthday and the band is having a lovely birthday lunch at the park. Mr Saxophone's Uncle Woodrow joins them and plays the clarinet as a treat but some of the notes he plays squeak. Uncle Woodrow is disappointed and the band try to help by offering some musical tips they've picked up from Richard on the way there in the bus. After another try without success Lah-Lah realises that Uncle Woodrow is hard of hearing and the musical tips they give him really do help.
Possum notices that Sally gets letters but he doesn't. He thinks maybe it's because the postman doesn't know where his tree is. Sally suggests it's maybe because he doesn't write any letters. Presented in Auslan and English.
Possum kicks his ball up a tree and climbs up to get it. Meanwhile, Sally is inside washing up her many-shaped kitchen storage containers. Possum spots shapes in the clouds from the top of his tree. Presented in Auslan and English.
For many Australian children, hot days mean holidays and this program opens with summer scenes at the beach. A weather forecaster sets the mood and suggests some ways to protect skin from damage by the sun. Viewers are encouraged to think about the sort of hot weather they experience - is it hot and dry or hot and humid?
This program follows the morning routine of a young boy, and looks at how his body works as a system. He uses his muscles and bones to get out of bed, and as he yawns, the program explains how his lungs, blood and heart work. As he eats his breakfast the program looks at his digestive system and introduces his brain as the control centre of the body to make all these things happen.
Possum learns about weaving and helps get the table ready for a dinner guest. Sally shows Possum how to make place mats with paper. When the table is ready, everything looks good, but will Possum be the perfect waiter?
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.
Buzz has lost his boom chaka and without it he can't write songs or lead the band! When the band can't find Buzz's Boom Chaka anywhere close to home, they go to check at the park. All the natural sounds around Buzz inspire him and without realising it Buzz directs the band to play a song. Looks like Buzz has got his Boom Chaka back!
From the invention of the wheel to the wonder of solar-powered cars, this program explores different forms of land transport. It opens with images of students making their way to school. Among them are three children who, though they live close to each other and attend the same school, travel in separate cars. This encourages young viewers to think about the transport modes they rely on.