Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of boring rubbish on children’s telly. And as a parent, you end up watching and listening to much of what your children watch. But I enjoy watching Something Special (we watch 1-2 episodes each day) and the occasional Gigglebiz. I think Justin Fletcher is talented and funny. And his legion of pint-sized fans agree. My 2 1/2 year old, Dubz, is one of them, and he’s obsessed.
I think that Dubz prefers Something Special to other shows because of his hearing problems (he has glue ear). He loves watching and copying the sign language. And we’ve seen a big improvement to how Dubz communicates. This has given me a soft spot for Mr Tumble. I’ve even written about my fascination with Mr Tumble.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Cbeebies Live are touring the UK during the Easter holidays with Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus. As well as the delightful Mr Tumble, the other Tumbles will be there, including everyone’s favourite aunt, Aunt Polly (who taught that lady to do make-up by the way?). As well as some characters from Gigglebiz, Robert the Robot and Little Monster will be there from Justin’s House.
If that wasn’t enough, Cat, Swashbuckler Gem and Andy will also be there. My regular readers know that Dubz is obsessed with dinosaurs, so he will be happy to see Andy. And my six-year old Moozles will be excited to see Gem as she loves Swashbuckle. And both kids do an enthusiastic rendition of the swashbuckler cheer. Argh.
If you want to see Justin and his friends live, go to the Cbeebies Live website to book your tickets. There are also phone numbers on the website for each venue if you’re one of those people who likes to talk to other people. If you’re in the London area, Justin & Friends will be at Wembley Arena on the 4th-5th April. Call/Skype 0844 815 0815 for tickets or go to the Cbeebies Live website.
We are being given tickets to see Justin & Friends live in exchange for this blog post. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.