TV guide: Children’s programming Easter Holidays

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For the toddlers: In the Night Garden

Cee BeeBees

Weekdays 6.55pm

Aimed at two to four-year- olds, this award winning ­series focuses on sleep. The show’s producer Anne Wood said:?“We?wanted?to?explore the?difference?between?being asleep?and?being?awake,?from a child’s point of view: the difference between closing your eyes and pretending to be asleep and closing your eyes and sleeping.” It’s far from being boring.

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For little girls (6-9): Fraggle Rock

TopKids

Tuesdays 2pm

Created by Jim Henson, the central characters are a set of Muppets. Fraggle Rock shows a colourful and fun world. Henson describes it as “high-energy, raucous musical romp. It’s a lot of silliness. It’s wonderful.” While the programme is ­entertaining, it deals with serious issues such as prejudice,?spirituality, the environment, and social conflict.

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For little boys (6-9): Sid the Science Kid

Top One

Mondays 2.30pm

The main character in the show is Sid, an “inquisitive youngster” who uses comedy to tackle questions kids have about basic scientific principles and why things work the way they do. He tries to answer questions and solve problems. This half-hour show is ­produced by Jim Henson Productions, using digital puppetry.

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For the pre-teens: Wizards of Waverly Place

Disney Channel

Saturdays 12.25pm

In the brand new season everything is not what it seems,?as Alex is tricked into announcing to the world that she and her brothers are?wizards?and?a?duplicating spell goes haywire, changing Max’s life forever. Pre-teens just can’t seem to get enough of the ­sarcastic, pre-pubescent ­humour.

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For one and all: iCarly

Nickolodean

Saturdays 11.15am

Whether you’re young or old the iCarly series has something for everyone with its slapstick comedy. This week sees the iCarly gang making a slight ­detour on the way to a web conference to help out a lonely fan on her birthday. When the party is over, their fan goes a bit crazy and refuses to let them leave.


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