The lead episode, The Elf Games, is a lovely tie-in to this year's Olympics for pre-schoolers, who may be wondering what all the fuss is about! In this episode Ben brags about how important running and jumping are, and tells fairy Holly that the Elf Olympics aren't for fairies.
Holly wants to do gymnastics and dancing which, according to elf Ben, aren't 'real sports', and they fall out. The episode also focusses on having to work hard to get a trophy; practising hard; and, through Nanny Plum helping Ben win with magic, introduces the idea of cheating.
In the end it is Fairy Holly who helps Ben win the race, smashing his prejudice towards fairies. These are all good messages for our children, but I wasn't so sure about Holly's emphasis on 'looking pretty' as something she is good at!
The other episodes are equally entertaining and this is a DVD Lara keeps coming back to, it will certainly outlast the Olympic season.
The episodes are:
- The Elf Games
- The Toy Robot
- Dinner Party
- Big Bad Barry
- King Thistle's Birthday
- The Wand Factory
- Daisy and Poppy's Pet
- The Elf Rocket
- Picnic on the Moon
Ben and Holly's Little K. Vol. 4 - The Elf Games [DVD] is released on Monday 14th May, RRP £8.99.
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