That’s right, Play School – that televisual feast and viewing favourite for littlies – turns forty-five in July and they’re all set for a month-long celebration, so make sure you tune in!
There’s a rejigged Play School logo pictured above – isn’t it gorgeous – and a new theme song from Play School favourites Justine Clarke and Jay Laga’aia, which I can’t wait to hear since my love for Justine is unwavering. Throw in new opening titles featuring the much loved Play School toys using both stop-frame and digital animation – I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a cameo from Big Ted – and it’s a milestone worth celebrating.
The fun doesn’t stop there either because two new presenters – Rachael Coopes of McLeod’s Daughters fame and Offspring’s Jonny Pasvolsky – are joining the energetic and charasmatic Play School cast. They will debut in twenty new episodes to hit television screens on ABC 4 Kids at 9:30am over the month of July.
Play School can be seen weekdays at 9.30am and 4.30pm on ABC 4 Kids ABC2 and 3.05pm on ABC1. July will also see a updated Play School website.