Find smiles and fuzzy feel­ings with the Pi­plings of Nara

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

WAY­BU­LOO is a pro­gramme that looks at how we feel about things and other peo­ple. It also looks at how we work to­gether with oth­ers, and at friend­ship and fun.

It blends com­puter-gen­er­ated an­i­ma­tion with live action footage of chil­dren in the vast world of Nara – a land of hap­pi­ness, laugh­ter and friend­ship that’s home to the Pi­plings.

The four Pi­plings are happy, loving and car­ing crea­tures. They are in­quis­i­tive and play­ful. Yo­jojo is full of fun and loves sur­prises. Lau Lau is creative and loves to dance and paint. Nok Tok is hap­pi­est when he’s mak­ing things. De Li is car­ing and loves gar­den­ing.

The Pi­plings do Yogo, a gen­tle form of ex­er­cise a bit like yoga. The move­ments are of­ten in­spired by things the Pi­plings see in Nara, such as birds, trees and narabugs. They do four Yogo poses at the beginning of each pro­gramme, and when the Chee­bies (chil­dren) come to Nara, the Pi­plings and Chee­bies re­peat the poses to­gether. When a Pi­pling is truly happy, does some­thing good or makes an­other feel bet­ter, they achieve Bu­loo – a warm, float­ing feel­ing. A hug or a help­ing hand re­sults in a small mo­ment of Bu­loo, but when chil­dren, Pi­plings and view­ers co-op­er­ate, every­one achieves a shared mo­ment of dis­cov­ery or hap­pi­ness. In each episode, six Chee­bies help the Pi­plings ex­plore new sit­u­a­tions and how they feel about them. They learn to share, to re­spect each other and to get on with each other.

Way­bu­loo is on daily at 8.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30pm and 8.30pm from to­day on CBee­bies, chan­nel 306 on DStv.

BUN­DLES OF JOY: Yo­jojo, Lau Lau, Nok Tok and De Li float on a cloud of Bu­loo af­ter spread­ing hap­pi­ness through­out their land.

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