Monday, 12 September 2011

Olive the Ostrich : Review

"Get ready for imagination and adventure, as Olive the Ostrich comes to Nick Jr."

Launched on Monday 5th September and shown every weekday, Olive the Ostrich is sure to be a big hit with the pre-schooler in your life.

Olive is an ostrich with a huge heart and a big imagination. When she buries her head in the sand, she goes on fansastical adventures, popping up somewhere new in every episode. She is friendly, enthusiastic and loves to solve problems wherever she goes.

Narrated by Rolf Harris, each episode features characters, props and backgrounds created by children aged 6 to 9 years. Selected schools from across the UK hosted workshops to inspire creativity and develop storytelling skills. Pupils learnt about the film making process and created artwork which was used in the finished episodes, after being brought to life by the show's animators.

Olive the Ostrich is created in partnership with The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
For me, as a mother, having to sit through many hours of children's TV, the show I would most liken Olive the Ostrich to is Franny's Feet. It certainly shares the same concept of imaginative adventures. However, the addition of the artwork from UK-wide schools to help create the show is inspiring and certainly captured the imagination and creavite skills of my older children who, insidently also loved the show, desptie being aged 6 and 7!

Bailey, my 4 year old daughter helped me review Olive the Ostrich and we have put together a little video for you to enjoy!

You can catch Olive the Ostrich every weekday on Nick Jr. (Sky 615, Virgin 715, TalkTalk 318) at 8.15am and 6.30pm.

If you can't wait that long to see Olive, you can pop along to Nick Jr's website, by clicking here to play and watch cilips of the show.