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What television programmes do you like watching with your grandchildren?

(30 Posts)
Mamie Thu 20-Sep-12 08:00:25

With the little ones we love; In the Night Garden, The Little Princess, Charlie and Lola, Baby Jake (favourite of our grandaughter in Spain) and Wonderpets (love the operatic music). With the older ones we like Tracy Beaker (in small doses) and we all love Horrible Histories.
What do other grandparents enjoy?

Greatnan Thu 20-Sep-12 08:04:56

My youngest gc is nearly 14 but I like 'In the Night Garden' with my 3-year old great-gd. She has now become obsessed with 'Peppa Pig'.
I used to like Watch with Mother when mine were toddlers, because when she said 'Andy is waving goodbye' I could tell them it was time for their afternoon nap. My favourites were Tales of the Riverbank,Trumpton and Camberwick Green. Who can forget the names of the firemen?

Mamie Thu 20-Sep-12 08:15:07

My children loved Chigley-Trumpton, as it was called in our house; we bought it for the GDs on DVD, but they didn't like it much. They loved Bagpuss, though, especially the one about the ballet shoe.

whenim64 Thu 20-Sep-12 08:53:08

I watch Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, and constant re-runs of Willie Wonka and Wizard of Oz with my 4 year old grandsons. My twin baby grandaughters like the nursery rhymes on Baby TV and have started dancing and clapping their hands to the songs they recognise.

glammanana Thu 20-Sep-12 08:59:12

I like to watch "Horrible Histories" with our youngest two they are a wee bit to old for the nursery type bought them the series of "Lassie" films from Amazon and Flipper it was very nostalgic to watch these programmes again,DD used to always cry when Lassie got himself lost and would be upset until he was rescued from whatever drastic problem he had got himself into.

tanith Thu 20-Sep-12 09:00:47

All but one of my grandchildren are grown up now with the only one left that likes to watch tv with me she is 7 and a staunch Dr.Who fan loves old Star Wars DVD's and Tom and Jerry.. grin

Lilygran Thu 20-Sep-12 09:46:28

NOT Horrid Henry! Roy, Grandfather in my pocket, Dr Who. They are all too old now for In the Night Garden. I'm not!

Greatnan Thu 20-Sep-12 09:51:28

Nor me, Lily!

Lilygran Thu 20-Sep-12 10:14:06

Greatnan smile

Mamie Thu 20-Sep-12 10:16:53

I hate Brum and Balamory gives me the pip.
The DGs say "we are not allowed to watch Disney while Grampsie is here".

glitabo Thu 20-Sep-12 10:39:44

In the night garden and Baby Jake with my 2 year old GD but she also likes Bob the Builder and Pingu from Netflix.

glitabo Thu 20-Sep-12 10:44:15

I forgot to mention her favourite Come outside. She loves Pippin.

Mamie Thu 20-Sep-12 10:46:37

Oh Pingu is wonderful. I always get the DVD out for visiting French toddlers.

artygran Thu 20-Sep-12 19:24:46

Our five year old loves Shaun the Sheep. It's his early morning treat when he stays here. He also likes Total Wipeout which we watch and then we build wipeout courses for his action men! He also likes Noggin the Nog but we only have four on tape and we have watched them to death!

vampirequeen Thu 20-Sep-12 19:37:42

I like Gigglebitz, Mr Tumble and Art Attack.

Granny23 Thu 20-Sep-12 23:53:37

I do miss the night garden, knew most of it off by heart after 4/5 years of watching with successive DGC. I could not, however, stand Mr Tumble - he always gave me the creeps.

PoppaRob Fri 21-Sep-12 01:31:48

Shaun The Sheep is my favourite! My 3 1/2 year old GD used to love Night Garden but now she finds some of the characters a bit scary. We always watch Mike The Knight and Chuggington together.

The expression "Oh bumpers!" is a great substitute for my usual "Oh bugger!" smile

Notsogrand Fri 21-Sep-12 06:48:06

My 2 GSs would watch Shaun the Sheep on a continuous loop if allowed to. Scooby Doo is another favourite and Ooglies which I also love, it's so clever.

G ranny23 I agree with you about Mr Tumble. Yeuk.

Dancinggran Fri 21-Sep-12 18:57:57

My younger grandchildren aged 2 & 3 love Mr Tumble and Mama Mirabelle.

The older ones aged 6 & 8 enjoy Art Attack and Horrible Histories although the 8 year old always asks to watch The Chase - and usually does really well with the questions.

SJP Sat 22-Sep-12 20:46:12

My grandchildren 4 & 6 like watching clips on Youtube - especially the Muppets mana mana song and Bohemian Rhapsody. Both used to like in the Night Garden and Peppa pig, Charlie and Lola. Also they like Tom and Jerry (old cartoons) bugs bunnt and some the the game shows on Challenge. Oh and Balamory

annodomini Sat 22-Sep-12 21:07:55

All my grandchildren have now 'discovered' The Simpsons. GS1, aged 8, could, I fear, answer Mastermind questions on them. The great thing about The Simpsons is that it works on several different levels for children and grown-ups.

justrolljanet Sun 23-Sep-12 15:34:54

My 15 month old grandaughter loves Waybuloo and tries to do the yoga moves, so sweet, she also blows kisses to the children on Baby Jake.

tattynan Mon 24-Sep-12 21:28:40

My grandson loves Aunty Mabel and Pippin on Come outside.He also likes Dip Dap and likes mimicing the voice that says dip dap.It's so cute when he does that.If you have the internet here are 2 great websites to share with your grandchildren - Oxford owls site has the oxford reading tree books online as e books free to share with your children and itv sighed stories has many popular childrens books with animations and words on screen and a sighner for children to share the stories if they need one.Check them out.

Jacki11 Fri 14-Dec-12 10:31:40

Mr Bean but i have no grandson because i just 23 now.

Nonu Fri 14-Dec-12 11:10:44

I like watching CBB"S with them . grin