Teletubbies Add Nursery Rhymes to Their Menu

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Byline: Jeff Tuckman

As the first truly preschool videos created specifically for children 1-year-old and up, the "Teletubbies" enthrall toddlers, parents and retailers. The newest release of the highly successful PBS preschool series, called "Teletubbies Nursery Rhymes," lets children join in the fun with their colorful friends singing and dancing to popular nursery rhymes at home.

Teletubbies is one of PBS' most-watched children's programs and its audience has been growing since the April 1998 debut. Look for this latest release and other children's videos at local video, department, toy and bookstores.

"Teletubbies Nursery Rhymes" (Warner Home Video/PBS Kids, 60 minutes, $14.95):

This video brings to life classic nursery rhymes, introducing preschoolers to "Humpty Dumpty," "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet" and more. Parents have the opportunity to teach their youngsters the same nursery rhymes they learned as children, as the lovable Teletubbies interact with their special nursery rhymes' guest stars.

The spider from "Little Miss Muffet" sits down on the grassy hill next to Tinky-Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa before Po scares it away. The Teletubbies also receive a special visit from "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," when they sing and dance for the bright star. These visitors along with many other nursery rhymes are included in this entertaining video.

As with all of the Teletubbies videos, "Nursery Rhymes" is a fun, interactive video that encourages children to sing-a-long with their favorite characters. Parents and grandparents will be pleased that the video is packaged in a durable, kid-safe clamshell packaging. …