I know it's early but I though we could get this going quick.
I grew up watching Play School, grew up with the ABC in the mornings and it's almost strange to me that the show that I watched is still on and is more or less the same than when I watched.
My play school memories:
The calendar with the ramps and colored balls, loved on Fridays how you got all of them.
The episode where the dressed up in old time costumes including one of the presenters wearing a crinoline
John Hamblin and his antics, like dressing up with various wigs and in drag.
The Ning Nang Nong Song and the Three Grey Elephants Song
Watching them make dolmades, one of my favourite foods now!
Hoping the arch window is chosen!
Useful Box day, long since gone sadly as well as how play school had different days for things like animals day and let's find out day.
I had the useful book and some play school records, they've disappeared and I wished they hadn't.
My son watches play school now, he likes how I know a lot of the songs and sing them for him. We are planning to take him to Play School in concert in September.
What are you memories of Play School?
And just for us adults, here's a treat.
Edited by Masahiro Tanaka, 11 May 2016 - 10:26 AM.
I remember the black and white episodes with Lorraine Bayley, Alistair, Don Spencer (Danielle Spencer's dad) and Anne Haddy (later to be in Neighbours).
I loved Lorraine too!
Remember well when we got a colour TV, and watching Play School.
Just remembered my Dad wrote some kind of thesis on Play School when I was in grade 1 or 2, and I remember going to the WA Institute of Technology (now Curtin Uni) with him and watching taped episodes in some little observation room.
I must admit it's fun watching the current Oz version and comparing it to the NZ version I watched as a child. We had Manu the Maori girl doll, but all the other characters were the same except Humpty was green coloured and Jemima had orange wool hair.
I remember the blue and black opening credits of the house with Play School written in it.
The lady with long blonde hair and the brown knee high boots I soo wanted.
The brown clock with a blue face with I think moon phases on it. (no, it turns out it was clock gears).
Lots of NZ author's books being read like Magaret Mahy, Joy Cowely etc.
I loved play school as a kid. Noni, Benita, Don & John were my favourites. I named all my toys after the play school toys, Jemima, Hamble, Big Ted & Little Ted. I loved the arch window & the rocket clock. I couldn't wait to see what was behind the clock for that day (do they still do the clock on play school?). I loved it when they made stuff out of boxes or when they did anything with water. I had a Play School cassette that mum used to play in the car for me when we dropped Dad off at work every morning, I was devastated when our car was broken into & the tape player was stolen (it was a portable one that plugged into the cigarette lighter) with my tape inside it. Mum replaced it with a Sesame Street tape but it wasn't the same.
Ds1 loved it - he loved "through the Windows" - but his absolute fave, because he was going through a bus craze was the Boggabilla bus - his grandad made him a wooden bus and it has "Boggabilla Bus" written on it.
Edited by Lucrezia Borgia, 11 May 2016 - 10:17 PM.
I saw Don Spencer in concert. "Sheep are cute, sheep are beaut, sheep are soft and curly, but when I take them into town I have to start up early, coz they never go the way I want so I need someone to help me, I just give a whistle, and I call on Bob the Kelpie". Or something like that!
I remember my little sister watching it more than myself, and the songs. DS loves the songs I come out with, there's one for every occasion
I remember Alistair showing his farm and feeding his sheep (or was it cows?) hay and molasses and ate some himself.
Tricia in a video putting her baby to bed.
Phillip getting a fake beard like a bush ranger, which I thought was like Ranger Tim from Agro and worked with animals
My hat it has three corners
Where did you get that hat?
Put your finger in your nose
The black cat
Upside down town
Standing on one leg
Do your ears hang low?
Warm kitty, soft kitty (yes it started here and went to BBT!)