Olive the Ostrich review

Olive the OstrichFrom the 5th September pre-schoolers can watch Olive the Ostrich, Nick Jr.’s newest animated show, every weekday at 8.15am and 6.30pm. Olive is an ostrich with a huge heart and a big imagination. When she buries her head in the sand she goes on fantastical adventures, popping up somewhere new in every episode. She is friendly, enthusiastic and loves to solve problems wherever she goes.

Narrated by Rolf Harris, each episode of Olive the Ostrich features characters, props and backgrounds created by children aged 6 to 9 years. Selected schools from across the UK hosted workshops to inspire creativity and develop storytelling skills. Pupils learnt about the film making process and created artwork which was used in the finished episodes, after being brought to life by the show’s animators.

Olive the Ostrich is created in partnership with The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Olive the Ostrich premieres Monday 5th September at 8.15am……only on Nick Jr. (Sky 615, Virgin 715 and TalkTalk 318).

Olive the Ostrich
Olive the Ostrich

I was sent a DVD of two Olive the Ostrich episodes to review.

I am afraid to say that Miss A did not find it very interesting. Maybe she is too young to enjoy it? I love the concept. I like the fact that children are involved especially the way that they were involved in workshops to develop their storytelling skills and be more creative. As said maybe it is aimed at older children or Miss A is too used to CBeebies and Peppa Pig!

I love Rolf Harris but I wish he was a bit more enthusiastic in his storytelling. He was a little bit boring, not something that I expected to say!

Every child and person is different and I have checked and there are a lot of other people that love Olive. So that you can check for yourself, you can view some clips on the Nick Jr website. Or why not watch the programme when it is on Nick Jr at 8:15am and 6:30pm!

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