Leith company hits TV screen with programme on mindfulness for kids
A new TV series teaching kids about mindfulness made by a Leith production company is now showing on the BBC.
The series made by independent company Freak Productions which features stunning close-up views of the natural world launched on CBeebies this month.
Named Tiny Wonders the programme combines macro film footage with animated characters to offer kids up to five-years-old a unique close-up perspective of nature.
Each episode follows the Nogglins as they explore the Tiny Wonders of the natural world in their flying craft, the Noggle.
Producers say the show nurtures mindfulness in its young audience, encourages children to slow down and explore the Tiny Wonders around them.
The series stars Olivier award-winning actor Sharon D Clarke as the voice of the narrator, and primary school children as the voices of the Nogglins.
Series Producer Chris Marks, who developed the show with director Dan Short and CBeebies exec Julia Bond, said: “We wanted to create something that captures the sense of awe and wonder of seeing the natural world up close. Tiny Wonders encourages children to slow down, look closer, and see the world in new ways.”
Hamish Allison, Creative Director of FREAK PRODUCTIONS and Executive Producer on the project, said: “This is our first children's TV commission to hit the screen. We’ve had some amazing feedback from audiences, which I think is because it’s really accessible to kids, it features regular places they like to go, like the beach or the park. It inspires their curiosity and teaches observation skills.”
Tiny Wonders is broadcast on CBeebies on weekday mornings at 9.05am. The first ten episodes are on the iPlayer now.