Teletubbies take on the critics

22nd August 1997 at 01:00
My two small children are both keen fans of Teletubbies. I was disturbed to read the Week in View column (TES, August 8).

It is at the moment quite trendy to knock the educational value of the Teletubbies and you duly obliged by claiming the Teletubbies magazine contained "a total of 13 words over 24 pages, including laa-la-la-la-la".

Could I point out pages 14 and 15 of the magazine, entitled "Count the Tubby toast". These two pages alone contain 78 words, including 36 words aimed at helping parents improve their pre-school teaching skills. I trust the activity will be within your compass. If not, the answers, from the top, are 3, 4, 2 and 5.

SIMON CLARKSON 49 Dover Street Kibworth Beauchamp Leicestershire

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now