Monday 20 January 2014

The Madhouse Mini-testers are Olly The Little White Van Fans !

"Olly the little white van, helping his friends wherever he can,
 Olly the Little White Van, always around to give a helping hand" !

There were squeals of delight at The Madhouse when we received a new DVD of Olly the Little White Van to review, featuring existing episodes and also eight never before seen episodes. We first discovered Olly back in 2012 and if you check out the photos on that review, you can see how excited the Madhouse Mini-testers got the first time we watched it, when they realised that the voice is provided by none other than the hugely popular Justin Fletcher !

If you still haven't discovered the delights of Olly The Little White Van, here's the official blurb : "Olly the Little White Van helps his friends as much as he can. He isn’t a racing car or fire engine, but he and his driver Stan are very good at helping everyone out, every day. Like an enthusiastic puppy, he bounds around the village of Bumpton talking to everyone, and is happiest when he is setting up a new bus service to the seaside, helping Alice when she is preparing for her driving test, or sprucing up an old VW."

The series targets preschoolers of both sexes, aged 2-6, and has some lovely educational messages. Olly doesn’t always get things right but he is always helpful and tries his best and the series aims to nurture the communicative and caring nature of children. There are a number of downloadable activity ideas on the parents' section of the website, with ideas for games to promote helping out at home, such as matching the colours of socks, helping to care for a new baby, watering plants or feeding the birds.

In the UK, the series started airing on GMTV and CiTV in 2011, then began airing on Cartoonito in 2012 and is now on Milkshake every day at 06.50, as well as Cartoonito and Boomerang. The series is also dotted around the Milkshake schedule in addition to its regular slot.

You can also keep up with all thing Olly-related on his website :

Disclosure : We received a DVD in order to write an honest review.

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