P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2200:03           4/6       ITV: 12.10pm Wednesday 20th October RAINBOW: Confusion Today Zippy, George and Bungle find out that if something is not explained clearly, people can be very confused. The song is about a 'Mixed Up Mole' and the story is called 'Monty's Muddled Monday'. Children could paint a 'confused' picture, for example people with umbrellas, macs and wellingtons in bright sunshine, but parents should make sure they understand what the 'norm' would be - and why. Get Up and Go!
P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2210:10           3/6      ITV: 12.10pm Tuesday 19th October LET'S PRETEND: The Hole  The hole is being dug outside a lady's house to get down to a leaky pipe that needs mending, but the noise of the drill wakes up the lady's baby. The workman takes his drill further away, which is fine for the baby, but will it find the leaky pipe ? A chance for children to work off surplus energy by working road drills and comforting crying babies. If the parents can stand it, it is an opportunity for children to learn to associate sounds with actions. Rainbow follows>>
P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2201:02           5/6      ITV: 12.10pm Thursday 21st October GET UP AND GO ! : Which Room ?   Mooncat moves his bed out of his room, but can't find peace anywhere. Where can he sleep ?  Different rooms in our homes have different functions. Children could mime to their friends or parents which room they are pretending to be in, e.g. washing their face to show they are in the bathroom.  Once Upon A Time >
P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2210:00           2/6       ITV: 12.10pm Monday 18th October RAINBOW: Understanding  Words are not the only kind of 'language' one can use, as Bungle, George and Zippy find out. Rod, Jane and Roger sing 'Understanding'.  Perhaps children could play a game where they mime the words they would normally sayN In some families there is more than one language spoken, perhaps some of the words could be compared. Let's Pretend follows >>
P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2210:00                 PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS  ITV 12.10pm  Monday 18th RAINBOW: Understanding  Tuesday 19th LET'S PRETEND: The Hole Wednesday 20th RAINBOW: Confusion  Thursday 21st GET UP & GO!:  Which Room  Friday 22nd ONCE UPON A TIME: The Great Honey Race  details follow >
P117 ORACLE 117 Sun17 Oct ITV 2211:00           6/6      ITV: 12.10pm Friday 22nd October ONCE UPON A TIME: The Great Honey Race The story in today's programme is 'The Great Honey Race' and illustrates how, sometimes, small creatures can be much cleverer than big ones. In the Black Theatre we see some frogs swimming about.  There are lots of poems about little creatures that might be fun for parents to read to their children. 'Down by the Pond' by A.A.Milne is fun. Or make a pretend pond in a washing bowl. the week's schedule >