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TIGA TALK

Tuesday, March 5th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Safety

Safety starts at home - Jodie's fall from a tree and her hurt wrist inspires the theme of this episode. The puppets and children learn that you need to 'think before you do', get advice from a fireman and his truck, build a toy boat with safety gear and learn how to make sure that they stay safe at home and out in the world.

Wednesday, March 6th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Food

The children and Tiga learn that hunger makes you grumpy! They discover just how much work goes into growing and gathering food and that different creatures need different kinds of food. They travel on a fishing boat, hear a story about planting corn and visit a vegetable garden - everyone goes to bed with freshly picked berries in their stomachs!

Thursday, March 7th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Exercise

Jason, Jodie and the puppets learn the importance of exercising - for kids, grownups and animals - to keep hearts fit and strong. Jodie does gymnastics, Kokum jogs, Jason runs to school, while Gertie lifts weights, while exercise for their imaginations comes from a carver of masks and a chance at making their own masks at the craft table.

Friday, March 8th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Spring

Kokum's pussy willows signal spring, when the world wakes up again and everything's brand new. Spring Salmon fingerling carvings are presented, Jodie and Jason play hide and seek to the 5 Little Raindrops song to help Gertie stay awake, and Kokum gets a big surprise from last year's spring gathering.

Saturday, March 9th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Dwellings

The children and Tiga listen to the sounds of rain as they learn about different dwellings: a warm cozy teepee, drafty caves, houses on wheels, and about the kinds of animal homes in a story entitled Where do you live?

Sunday, March 10th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Safety

Safety starts at home - Jodie's fall from a tree and her hurt wrist inspires the theme of this episode. The puppets and children learn that you need to 'think before you do', get advice from a fireman and his truck, build a toy boat with safety gear and learn how to make sure that they stay safe at home and out in the world.

Monday, March 11th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Summer

Tiga, Jodie and Jason rejoice in the delights of summer - swimming, sand castle building, shell collecting at the beach, and stylish sunhats for protection from the sun's rays. Kokum and Tiga fly to the Land of the Midnight Sun in a small float plane and learn traditional net fishing from the elders, while Jodie and Jason imagine a fishing game complete with swans and grizzly bears - their imaginations help them stay cool.

Tuesday, March 12th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Jason and Jodie sing sleepy Gertie awake to enjoy the fun and colours of fall and make lovely seasonal decorations of baskets filled with harvest, big orange pumpkins for pies and hear stories about how different animals prepare for hibernation. Kokum and Tiga are introduced to an artist who makes prints of salmon swimming upstream to spawn, and before bed, shares her favorite childhood fall memories with the children.

Wednesday, March 13th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Winter

Gertie always misses winter fun - she sleeps through sledding, sliding, and snowball fun! Warm scarves are knit and traditional snow shoes crafted for outdoor activities like sighting animal tracks in the snow, while indoor craft activities and exercises keep Jodie and Jason cozy when winter wind is swirling.

Thursday, March 14th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:54
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Building

Jodie and Jason get to see different kinds of buildings being put together. They visit construction sites, a teepee and then do a little building of their own. Tiga is very happy with the results!

Friday, March 15th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:54
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Appreciate The World We See

Tiga, Gertie, Gavin and the kids learn to take a look around and enjoy all of the amazing things happening in the world around their house. Jason and Jodie get to take a special art lesson and then fly with Kokum!

Saturday, March 16th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Summer

Tiga, Jodie and Jason rejoice in the delights of summer - swimming, sand castle building, shell collecting at the beach, and stylish sunhats for protection from the sun's rays. Kokum and Tiga fly to the Land of the Midnight Sun in a small float plane and learn traditional net fishing from the elders, while Jodie and Jason imagine a fishing game complete with swans and grizzly bears - their imaginations help them stay cool.

Sunday, March 17th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Jason and Jodie sing sleepy Gertie awake to enjoy the fun and colours of fall and make lovely seasonal decorations of baskets filled with harvest, big orange pumpkins for pies and hear stories about how different animals prepare for hibernation. Kokum and Tiga are introduced to an artist who makes prints of salmon swimming upstream to spawn, and before bed, shares her favorite childhood fall memories with the children.

Monday, March 18th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:55
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Listen to the World

Dad takes the kids to the studio where he's recording a song in Cree. Kokum takes them on a magical journey and teaches them all about sound waves and how they help us hear.

Tuesday, March 19th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Remembering The Past

Jason and Tiga get to go fishing with Dad and try to catch a big one. Gertie needs help trying to find her favorite hair bow and Kokum takes a fancy old-fashioned car for a spin.

Wednesday, March 20th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Keep Smiling

Smiles are important but they don't stay healthy all by themselves! Though she likes to smiles, Gertie doesn't want to brush her teeth. The kids teach her why she needs to brush and show her what happens if you don't!

Thursday, March 21st

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:22:00
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Competition

Friendly competition can be fun, but what happens when you start to take it too seriously? Jason learns about teamwork at a lacrosse practice with Dad and how trying your best in more important than winning the game.

Friday, March 22nd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Dressing Up

"Dress up" can mean a lot of different things. Tiga and his friends learn all about the different kinds of dress up, from ancestral clothing, to fancy clothes for special events, to putting on costumes for fun.

Saturday, March 23rd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:55
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Listen to the World

Dad takes the kids to the studio where he's recording a song in Cree. Kokum takes them on a magical journey and teaches them all about sound waves and how they help us hear.

Sunday, March 24th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Remembering The Past

Jason and Tiga get to go fishing with Dad and try to catch a big one. Gertie needs help trying to find her favorite hair bow and Kokum takes a fancy old-fashioned car for a spin.

Monday, March 25th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Making Music

Music can be a wonderful thing to listen to, but when Kokum is learning to play the violin it sounds anything but musical! The kids learn how practice makes playing instruments easier by creating a band with the puppets and other friends from their neighbourhood.

Tuesday, March 26th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Trees

Trees are fun to climb - until you go too high and get stuck! The kids have to rescue the puppets from a tree and together they find other tree games to play. They discover a baby cedar tree that needs a new home and Jason and Jodie have to find the best place for it to grow up big and tall.

Wednesday, March 27th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:22:00
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Babies

Babies are cute, but whether they're bunnies, birds or people they need a lot of care to stay happy and healthy. The kids learn all about different ways to take care of babies and make crafts to decorate the baby?s room.

Thursday, March 28th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Treasures

Everyone has treasures - things that are special to them that they keep. Some people and puppets even have special boxes to keep their treasures in. The kids learn all about treasures and the memories that they hold.

Friday, March 29th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:52
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Giving Gifts

Getting gifts is great but giving them can be even better. With Dad? s birthday coming up the kids have to be creative to give him a gift without spending any money. Gertie teaches Gavin another important part of giving and getting gifts ? saying 'thank you' and 'you're welcome'.

Saturday, March 30th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Making Music

Music can be a wonderful thing to listen to, but when Kokum is learning to play the violin it sounds anything but musical! The kids learn how practice makes playing instruments easier by creating a band with the puppets and other friends from their neighbourhood.

Sunday, March 31st

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Trees

Trees are fun to climb - until you go too high and get stuck! The kids have to rescue the puppets from a tree and together they find other tree games to play. They discover a baby cedar tree that needs a new home and Jason and Jodie have to find the best place for it to grow up big and tall.

Monday, April 1st

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Camping

Everybody is getting ready for a camping trip! You need gear when you camp so Dad takes the kids to a store to make sure they have everything for their trip. But when plans fall through the kids and the puppets come up with a fantastic new idea.

Tuesday, April 2nd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:22:00
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Laughter

Gavin can't stop laughing and the children and puppets learn how infectious laughter can be. While Tiga, Gavin and Gertie exchange 'knock-knock' jokes, Dad takes Jason and Jodie to the Trick & Joke Shop. The children decide to play some practical jokes on their backyard friends, but discover that jokes aren?t always funny. All ends well and they eventually find out what gave Gavin the giggles in the first place.

Wednesday, April 3rd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Hands and Feet

Gertie has hurt her paw and Jodie has sore feet because her shoes are getting too small. The backyard friends think about how important our hands and feet are and make up a song about all the things we use them for. Jodie goes with Dad to the Hearing Impaired Centre to meet Suzanne who uses her hands to talk. Later, Tiga, Gavin and Gertie try to tickle Dad?s feet while he snoozes - will they get caught?

Thursday, April 4th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:58
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Listen to the World

Dad takes the kids to the studio where he is recording a song in Cree. Kokum takes them on a magical journey and teaches them all about sound waves and how they help us hear.

Friday, April 5th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:54
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Keep Smiling

Smiles are important but they don't stay healthy by themselves. Though she likes to smile Bertie doesn't like to brush her teeth. The kids teach her why she needs to brush and show her what happens if you don't.

Saturday, April 6th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Camping

Everybody is getting ready for a camping trip! You need gear when you camp so Dad takes the kids to a store to make sure they have everything for their trip. But when plans fall through the kids and the puppets come up with a fantastic new idea.

Sunday, April 7th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:22:00
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Laughter

Gavin can't stop laughing and the children and puppets learn how infectious laughter can be. While Tiga, Gavin and Gertie exchange 'knock-knock' jokes, Dad takes Jason and Jodie to the Trick & Joke Shop. The children decide to play some practical jokes on their backyard friends, but discover that jokes aren?t always funny. All ends well and they eventually find out what gave Gavin the giggles in the first place.

Monday, April 8th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:55
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Competition

Friendly competition can be fun, but what happens when you start to take it too seriously? Jason learns about teamwork at a lacrosse practice with Dad and how trying your best is more important than winning the game.

Tuesday, April 9th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:51
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Dressing Up

Tiga and his friends learn all about the different kinds of dress up.

Wednesday, April 10th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Making Music

The kids learn how to practice and makes playing instruments easier by creating a band with the puppets and other friends.

Thursday, April 11th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:58
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Trees

The kids have to rescue the puppets from a tree and together they find other tree games to play.

Friday, April 12th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Babies

The kids learn all about different ways to take care of babies and make crafts to decorate the baby's room.

Saturday, April 13th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:55
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Competition

Friendly competition can be fun, but what happens when you start to take it too seriously? Jason learns about teamwork at a lacrosse practice with Dad and how trying your best is more important than winning the game.

Sunday, April 14th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:51
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Dressing Up

Tiga and his friends learn all about the different kinds of dress up.

Monday, April 15th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:54
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Treasures

The kids learn all about treasures and the memories that they hold.

Tuesday, April 16th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Giving Gifts

The kids have to be creative to give dad a gift without spending any money.

Wednesday, April 17th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:01
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Sh Is for Sharing

It's a really hot day. Tiga is jealous that Kimmie and Jason get to play in a cool shower of water. He decides that Shhh is a cool sound. Kokum takes him on a walk through the cool forests to Saulteau Nation Reserve where Tiga and the children explore the Shhhh sound and learn to make bannock. Kimmie and Jason have had a hard time learning to share their toys but with the help of Gertie and Gavin, Tiga teaches them the Sharing Song so they can work out how to share the lovely birch bark basket Tiga has brought them from Saulteau

Thursday, April 18th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:01
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L Is for Listening

Tiga is not very good at listening - he continually gets distracted while Kimmie tries to read him a story. She gets fed up and decides not to bother. Tiga and Kokum take the bus to visit Jason's pre- school at Lauwel- new, the Tsartlip Band School where they learn about listening and LLL words. After school, Tiga goes to Auntie May's house to see about spinning with sheep's wool and makes pompoms for touques. Back at home Jason drums and sings the butterfly song in Sencoten, and later we see firsthand that Gavin is not good at landing. Tiga is now a much better listener and begs Kimmie to finish the butterfly story, which she does, proving that Tiga has indeed LLL Learned.

Friday, April 19th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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S Is for Smiling

In this episode Tiga is sad but his friend Gertie finds a way to shoo away the blues with her SSSSilly Song. Tiga and Kokum's adventures include a visit to the NENAS Headstart program in Fort St John where SSS sounding words are explored and an Elder teaches words in Cree that begin with SSSS. The highlight of the adventure is to watch the Spirit of Peace Dancers on the banks of the River Peace. Back home Kimmie and Jason all learn the SSSS Silly Song!

Saturday, April 20th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:54
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Treasures

The kids learn all about treasures and the memories that they hold.

Sunday, April 21st

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:21:53
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Giving Gifts

The kids have to be creative to give dad a gift without spending any money.

Monday, April 22nd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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C Is for Calling

Gertie has a CCCcough and needs to take great care not to give it to the others. Tiga and Kokum go to the Nitinat to visit the Dididaht Nation where Tiga rides in a canoe and is welcomed by the traditional chief and dancers in full regalia. Elder Jimmy Chester sings songs and carves a canoe paddle. At school, Tiga plays a game of pretend with children where he has to guess what CCC sound word the children are pretending to be. Back at Kokum's, Kimmie is taking care of the school hamster - pretty scary stuff for Tiga - while Gavin is worried he may be put in a soup pot!

Tuesday, April 23rd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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G Is for Growing

Kimmie is growing fast. Tiga and Gertie wonder if they are growing too. Tiga tries to grow a bean seed and is frustrated that it does not seem to be growing. Gertie suggests that all living things need love and care as well as water and sunlight to grow and teaches Tiga how to sing to the plant. Kokum takes Tiga on a ride on a quad, and en route sees a moose and a bear. When they arrive at Blueberry First Nations Reserve, Tiga learns how to make moccasins down by the Blueberry River. Back at home Tiga sees proof that it' all growing things need love and attention.

Wednesday, April 24th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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F Is for Friends

Tiga is bored until he discovers the Fuh sound. Fuh is for fun and Fuh is for friends. Kokum takes Tiga on a ferry boat to Kuper Island Reserve. He and the children have fun making the Fuh sound and listening to a story about Freddy Fox. Tiga also gets to go to a traditional salmon bar-b-q on the beach with the school children. Back home, Gavin has a stiff neck, and Tiga, Gertie and Gavin teach Kimmie and Jason the Friendship Song.

Thursday, April 25th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Dreams

This is an episode of day dreams, night dreams, drumming songs and dragons. Through stories, songs, and creative play, Tiga and the children explore the wonders of dreaming. Kokum solicits the help of an elder and her dream-catcher to banish Jodie's nightmares away.

Friday, April 26th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Birthdays

It?s Jason's birthday and Kokum and Tiga have arranged for a surprise picnic celebration in the park, complete with Metis fiddlers, jig lessons, traditional M?tis artifacts, songs, popcorn, balloons and of course, lots of cake!

Saturday, April 27th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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C Is for Calling

Gertie has a CCCcough and needs to take great care not to give it to the others. Tiga and Kokum go to the Nitinat to visit the Dididaht Nation where Tiga rides in a canoe and is welcomed by the traditional chief and dancers in full regalia. Elder Jimmy Chester sings songs and carves a canoe paddle. At school, Tiga plays a game of pretend with children where he has to guess what CCC sound word the children are pretending to be. Back at Kokum's, Kimmie is taking care of the school hamster - pretty scary stuff for Tiga - while Gavin is worried he may be put in a soup pot!

Sunday, April 28th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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G Is for Growing

Kimmie is growing fast. Tiga and Gertie wonder if they are growing too. Tiga tries to grow a bean seed and is frustrated that it does not seem to be growing. Gertie suggests that all living things need love and care as well as water and sunlight to grow and teaches Tiga how to sing to the plant. Kokum takes Tiga on a ride on a quad, and en route sees a moose and a bear. When they arrive at Blueberry First Nations Reserve, Tiga learns how to make moccasins down by the Blueberry River. Back at home Tiga sees proof that it' all growing things need love and attention.

Monday, April 29th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Dance

Tiga shares a musical day with the children - instruments like glass jars filled with colored water, bells and triangles and of course, Jason's favourite, the drums! Costume-clad Gertie and Gavin have fun dancing, Kokum and Tiga travel on a horse and Jason gets a teaching from Sammy the Sandhill Crane - he learns that it doesn?t matter what other people think, it's wonderful to dance.

Tuesday, April 30th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Food Preparation

Tiga and the puppets learn how to prepare and cook food and conclude that there's no kind of foodles like oodles of noodles! Kokum and Tiga travel by kayak to a clam dig, enjoy the traditional paddle dance at the beach feast, and are forewarned about cooking when you're in a muddle!

Wednesday, May 1st

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Keep Trying

This episode is filled with physical challenges: Tiga and cohorts keep trying to reach their goal for Jumping Jacks, Jason and Jodie build and climb a make-believe mountain, elders paddle hard in racing canoes, and a robin learns to sing his song.

Thursday, May 2nd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Dwellings

The children and Tiga listen to the sounds of rain as they learn about different dwellings: a warm cozy teepee, drafty caves, houses on wheels, and about the kinds of animal homes in a story entitled Where do you live?

Friday, May 3rd

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
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Safety

Safety starts at home - Jodie's fall from a tree and her hurt wrist inspires the theme of this episode. The puppets and children learn that you need to 'think before you do', get advice from a fireman and his truck, build a toy boat with safety gear and learn how to make sure that they stay safe at home and out in the world.

Saturday, May 4th

11:00am on
Runtime: 00:24:00
Letterbox

Dance

Tiga shares a musical day with the children - instruments like glass jars filled with colored water, bells and triangles and of course, Jason's favourite, the drums! Costume-clad Gertie and Gavin have fun dancing, Kokum and Tiga travel on a horse and Jason gets a teaching from Sammy the Sandhill Crane - he learns that it doesn?t matter what other people think, it's wonderful to dance.