Who'd have thought that so much time and effort could go into discussing the words Eh-oh! and Big Hug But Teletubbies was so popular with children when it launched that parents and educators were concerned to know whether the show was breeding bad habits.
Teletubbies very often hug each other. They hug because they like to!
Ten years on, experience and research have taught us that the Teletubbies' play-language performs an important role in helping children develop their speech. Rather than simply mimicking the Teletubbies, children are encouraged to join in and play games with words. For children of all abilities, Teletubby language is about learning to communicate with confidence.