Information about Tikkabilla
3-5 year olds
Tikkabilla comes from the name of a game like hopscotch that’s played in India – and the programme has a similar feel - using stepping stones to hop between songs, stories, games and real-life clips. Aimed at pre-school children, each episode centres on a dragon puppet called Tamba who’s like a young child, naturally inquisitive and full of questions. He’s guided by two presenters who play games, sing songs and make things to educate and entertain him. Each programme contains a wide variety of activities, such as a daily story, dressing up and cooking. The show also uses a clock to alert viewers to different activities and includes stories and songs from a variety of countries and cultures.
- Tamba – A small dragon puppet with all the characteristics of a child, who asks lots of questions and loves playing games and singing songs.
- Presenters – There are eight presenters - Justin, Lorna, Paul, Sarah-Jane, Simon, Amit, Veejay and Toni - and each episode is fronted by two of them.
Tikkabilla helps children to:
- Learn to tell the time.
- Have the confidence to ask lots of questions.
- Develop their musical ability and enjoy song and dance.
- Follow a story and act out their own stories through dressing-up and role play.
- Appreciate cultural diversity.
Website benefits and summary
Watch videos of Tikkabilla and print out colouring sheets of the characters.