If you have a pre-schooler then you have surely heard of In The Night Garden, if you haven’t “where have you been?”. In The Night Garden is a programme about a magical place somewhere between waking and sleeping in a child’s imagination. It features the characters Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka, The Tombliboos, The Pontipines, The Wottingers and the Hahoos. Each programme sees the different characters playing out a story which is then retold at the end of the show in a shortened storybook version. It really connects with the children and Little Bean has loved it from an early age, we used it as her “bedtime chill down” with Daddy. When Daddy got in from work they would sit down together and cuddle up on the sofa to watch it before going upstairs for bath, milk and bed. It has always worked and still does today so why spoil a good thing?
For Little Bean’s birthday we bought her Dressy Upsy Daisy which she loves, so when we were asked if we would like to review Goodnight Friend Igglepiggle there was only one answer – of course!
Goodnight Friend Igglepiggle is aimed at helping your little one get ready for bed as he has removable pyjamas, his red blanket and a working lantern together with a story book. Little Bean has loved using Igglepiggle as part of her bedtime routine as she has really reached the stage of “role play”. Each night she tells Igglepiggle that its bedtime and takes him upstairs to her bedroom before putting on his pyjamas, pretending to read his story book and switching on his lantern before tucking him up in bed.
Little Bean has always been a good girl at going to bed but I can imagine that if you had a child who was a little, shall we say, resistent to bedtimes, then I really think that Igglepiggle could help. At RRP £19.99 I think it it good value for money bearing in mind all the components that you get with it, its more than just a “soft toy”. Role play is a very important developmental tool for toddlers so help them to learn with one of their favourite characters.