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Bubbles… it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, bubbles are always fascinating. I remember once sitting in the parking lot of a festival trying so desperately to calm my over-excited and tantruming-toddler. She was my first baby, and I was still learning all the tricks moms had up their sleeves. Mine came in the form of a large bubble wand. I don’t know who I was trying to calm more, myself or her, but it worked. And like the pied piper, children started gathering around us, eager to chase and pop the bubbles I was blowing. It’s one memory that won’t escape me because it was during that time I realized just how much we all enjoyed something so simple; bubbles.
It’s only appropriate that Teletubbies celebrate their 20th Birthday with bubbles. Like bubbles, Teletubbies have brought joy to children in the form of 4 friendly characters and a beautiful sun-baby. Po, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, and Laa Laa will be celebrating 20 Years of Big Hugs throughout 2017. Aside from the cuddly appearance of the characters, Teletubbies offers so many developmental benefits, like communication, listening, and coordination skills.
My little guy has a fondness for The Teletubbies and when he watches it his sisters are eager to gather around and interact with him and the big screen. It’s nice to have a short reprieve while they are entertained, but more importantly, they are watching a positive show with so many benefits. Having 3 kids ages 2-7, Teletubbies isn’t just for babies and my kids are proof! They are all engaged when Teletubbies is on!
Have you ever made your own bubbles? We gave it a try this past weekend- I remember making homemade bubbles with my mom when I was younger and we simply used dish soap diluted with water. To produce super-bubbly bubbles we searched for the easiest bubble-making recipe online using ingredients we already had at home. Pinterest has some great inspiration! Here’s what we did-
6 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of dish soap
1/2 cup of cornstarch
1 tbsp baking powder
Mix all the ingredients in a bucket – we use a sand bucket, and get to blowing those bubbles! You can also add a few drops of food coloring and have kids create bubble art on oaktag paper. Allow it to dry and Voila! You’ve got some bubble art!
To celebrate 20 Years of Big Hugs with the Teletubbies, we are giving away 3 Teletubbies DVDs and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Enter below: