Ok so all this talk about kid's shows and what is suitable reminded me of another thing that bugs me. Now, when I was growing up, I had Sesame St and Suzie Kato (she's a NZ thing, dunno if she got international, but it was lots of singing and learning and all that jazz), and then as I got older there was Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and ok some of it was pretty stupid and of no value besides weird entertainment (Rocko's Modern Life ftw!). Then there was Teletubbies..."eh oh" and such...and I thought that was pretty stupid, the whole this-isn't-a-real-language thing, having been brought up with Sesame St, which was super-educational by comparison....and now there are at least 3 other shows of playing right now (its 3pm here, school's just finished) that are almost identical....no correct language, no numbers, no other lesson....just Tumblyboo and the Plinky Plonk? I swear that's what he just said.....this is In The Night Garden..... So I guess my question for anyone who can answer it, is why are these shows being made, what is the point of them, and are they achieving anything more than the stuff I watched in my childhood?