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Puffin Rock is an Irish-made cartoon series for television. It is set on a fictional island off the Irish coast and features a young puffin called Oona and her little brother Baba as they explore their world. The story is voiced by Irish actor Chris O'Dowd. Each episode is about 6 minutes long.
There are lots of episodes to watch on the RTÉ Junior website here, which is an advertisement free zone. Enjoy watching an episode or two with your pre-school child. Don't forget to talk about the story afterwards, and maybe watch an episode more than once. Your child will get so much more from the experience if you chat with them about it.
Children’s ability to think and understand experiences develops by listening and speaking. As a child’s language becomes more complex so does their ability to understand more complex thoughts and ideas. The family is the child’s first source of language and learning and there are lots of everyday activities that occur in the home, which can help children’s language skills. Your child will get better at using words when they practice words and hear the sounds of words.
Just keep talking and listening. Normal routines provide lots of opportunities for conversation and for all the family to learn new things. If you are walking down a street, point out things you see and talk about them. Explain new words, show the colours or point out shapes. Ask your child what animals or buildings they like. There’s no end to what you can talk about together.
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