Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Drawing on Real Life for Childhood Insight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Drawing on Real Life for Childhood Insight

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DON'T worry, this is not just another "cute kids do funny things" type show. And there's no Stephen Mulhern involved.

Instead, the new six-part series looks promisingly like an uplifting and entertaining peek at how youngsters view today's world.

Aged between six and 11, 70 kids from different parts of the country have been followed with cameras, or given them to use at home, so we can find out what they really think and feel about their lives, beginning in this first episode by discussing 'love and hate'.

Their offerings - which prove surprisingly mature at times - are rarely what you'd predict.

Eight year old Abigail's parents are getting married, but she's hardly excited. "Instead of stuff that I need, they're spending all their money on the wedding," she frowns.

A team of psychologists has also devised challenges for the kids - such as will they eat their most loathed food if it means their friend gets to enjoy their favourite treat? …

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