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Parents need to know that Mr. Bloom’s Nursery is an educational British series that teaches kids about nature, gardening, and environmentalism. It combines live-action with puppetry and animation, and features lots of singing and imaginative play in addition to conversations and demonstrations about things like planting and composting. It’s a great show for preschoolers and little kids, but those not familiar with a range of British accents may find it occasionally hard to understand.
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MR. BLOOM’S NURSERY is a live-action educational series designed to teach children about gardening, composting, and nature. Mr. Bloom (Ben Faulks) is a gardener who tends to his community garden allotment with the help of some young child helpers known as "tiddlers." When he’s not tending to his plants, he works with his compost bin, a.k.a. the Compostarium, interacts with the Veggies, and shows viewers interesting gardening and nature sites.
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This fun British series underscores the country’s love for gardening by teaching children about different plants, growing techniques, greenhouses, composting, and other related themes. It keeps young children interested by incorporating puppetry, which allows for imaginary play, songs, and other types of lively entertainment. The presence of young children participating in different gardening-related activities is also engaging. While some of the accents may be a little challenging for some stateside viewers to understand at times, the show’s overall lessons are clearly defined and easily understood. As a result, Mr. Bloom’s Nursery is an excellent option for introducing kids to the ways they can understand and support nature and sustainability at a very young age.
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