This past week we have been catching up with a clever new show called Tinpo. My preschooler (yes she’s not a toddler anymore) has been full of questions lately about anything and everything. So finding a great new show that helps with creative problem solving to make them think, and entertaining and engaging story lines that hold their attention throughout is a winner for us! It’s also full of bright fun colours, characters and the music will have you humming away all the time!
One brilliant point about Tinpo is that is creates conversation. It allows you to engage with them after the episode ends with an open conversation about what they’ve watched. The episodes are around 7 minutes each, so not too long to for the kids to lose concentration.
Each episode is aimed at solving a problem. You follow the adventures of Tinpo and his team of wildly imaginative problem solvers for the citizens of Tinpotown and is a funny take on classic themes of construction and problem-solving for preschoolers.
The goal of Team Tinpo who are the local heroes of the community and totally devoted to each other, is to create a better, more fun world.
Team Tinpo are: Tinpo, Doug-Po, Logi-Po and Hack-Po. They are smart and creative inventors who are always ready to hop onto the Tinpo train and answer the call of any Tinpotown resident who needs a helping hand. Using comedic trial-and-error, team Tinpo keeps asking “What if we tried this…?” until the job is done. No job is to big or to small for them! They work together, using their cool and fantastical tools, they design and construct solutions that, while rarely the most practical, are always the most creative and unexpected – putting the “fun” into “function”.
The series aims to inspire kids to feel that anything is possible and that they, like Tinpo, have the capability to improve the world around them in fresh and inspiring ways. They can aspire to great things by partnering imagination and inspiration with persistence and optimism.
One of our favourite episodes we’ve been watching this week was Drip, Drip, Drip. Poor Logi-Po. It’s a rainy day and Logi-Po just wants to sit quietly and look at a book, but first he’s got to stop that drip, drip, drip that’s driving him crazy! It’s now got my daughter asking all about rain, and has been amazing to have a full on conversation with her on where the rain comes from.
We also caught up with Ducking and Diving. This episode was a cute one, where baby ducklings are ready to jump the nest, but they can’t fly yet. It’s a great little problem for Team Tinpo to solve.
We have certainly enjoyed watching Tinpo and will definitely add it to our afternoon teatime fun.
The show airs at 06.55am and 3.55pm each day on CBeebies and is also available on BBC iPlayer!
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