They may look like psychedelic couch potatoes, but the Teletubbies are nothing if not energetic. This 80-minute offering should inspire young humans to abandon the sofa for some stretching, light calisthenics, and strenuous renditions of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." The first part concentrates on legitimate exercise (i.e., stand up, sit down, side stretches), with one Tubby demonstrating the activity, the speaker announcing "ready, set, go," and then all four Tubbies completing the exercise (often followed by a group hug). This gives young viewers plenty of opportunity to follow along. At the end the Tubbies do some free-form dancing while wearing funny hats. The second part concentrates on the aforementioned body-parts song, with ample footage of real children participating--as well as British bobbies, firefighters, rugby players, and a dance class. Even the Tubbies' vacuum cleaner joins the classic childhood ritual--as well as a vacuum cleaner can. Ages 1 to 6. --Kimberly Heinrichs
Exercise is important for children and exercise is fun! Skip with Laa-Laa, dance with Dipsy, march with Tinky Winky and crawl with Po in this fun and funny interactive video. Join in activities such as Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, jumping up and down, standing on one leg, side to side and more!