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Wordle Durdle Ding Dong Children’s Puppet Show Broadcasts Online

Wordle Durdle Ding Dong broadcasts bedtime stories for youngsters with puppets

A series of creatives have put together a puppet bedtime story series for youngsters, reading books from Dr Seuss to David Walliams, as well bringing brand new unpublished children’s writers to a new audience.

The show is the work of Jason Linney, Guy Moore and Julian Hanford who have aimed their work at children aged 5-9 years of age.

The show’s characters include Lord Purr-Purr, an aristocratic cat, Monty the Showbiz Dragon, Miss Mimi Thing, a selfie-obsessed social media fan, Archie, an inquisitive and cheeky armadillo, Robin W. Nestliner, self-appointed newsreader extraordinaire, and Fuzzy Bob, a crazy alien who loves broccoli.

“We really didn’t start out to do things quite like this,” Julian Hanford says. “We have been developing Wordle Durdle Ding Dong as a broadcast children’s programme series for the past few months, but then the lockdown happened, and we thought we just can’t sit by and watch millions of children stuck at home without the fun one-to-one interactions they get at school, so we are using our own lockdown time for free to keep kids entertained and motivated. By broadcasting live directly into their homes on Facebook, children can have an unprecedented level of interactive contact with the characters.”

Wordle Durdle Ding Dong broadcasts live on Facebook with videos also available on YouTube.