One of the great things about all the streaming services out there in the world is that older kids’ shows continue finding new life. Teletubbies has definitely been one of those shows and its recent reappearance on Nick Jr. has made it a favorite in our house. Our three year old son especially likes the show and has become a big Po fan. Every single time we watch an episode — even ones we’ve seen before — he roots hard for the little red creature to be selected by the windmill or for him to pop up at the very end of the show.
So, when I was asked if I wanted to check out the recent Teletubbies Bubbles DVD, I jumped at the chance. Thanks to a radioactive cat and a trip to New Hampshire, we haven’t had as much time to absorb this one as we probably would have otherwise, but the boy loved what he saw. I mean the first episode is about bubbles and, to paraphrase Paul Rudd in Knocked Up, kids go crazy over bubbles. In fact, I’d say that the “Bubbles” episode on this disc is not only worth the price of admission, but also the next best thing to actually letting them run around with tiny plastic rings and soapy water.
The rest of the episodes are “Musical Box,” “Puddles,” “Wake Up Time!” “Windy Day” and “Bumps.” There’s also “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” special feature that kids can dance and sing along with and a special feature called “Meet The Characters: Laa-Laa.” The little dude would have preferred Po, but what are you going to do?
As much as I love streaming services and On Demand, as mentioned above, I think it’s a great idea to add discs like Teletubbies Bubbles to your collection. We’ve had some pretty epic tantrums around here when the cable goes out or we travel to places without solid internet connections, so it’s always nice to be able to bust out a disc like this that you know will work and comes filled with episodes the kids will dig.