Hi-5 - Around the World! Series Return, Monday June 18

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Australian children’s entertainers Hi-5 return to Five for an incredible ninth series. The hugely popular fivesome – Nathan, Kathleen, Tim, Charliand Kellie, along with their puppet sidekicks Jup Jup and Chatterbox – appeal to a wide group of young kids, as they make learning fun through music, movement and laughter.

The highly successful Hi-5 troupe has been entertaining children since 1999 and their series have been broadcast in dozens of countries around the world. As well as their hit TV series, theHi-5 guys have performed on successful tours and released numerous albums.

Each Hi-5 episode is based around a simple theme which is explored through segments, eachone relating to a different area of learning. Nathan’s area of expertise is shapes and patterns; Kathleen is concerned with numbers, puzzles andproblem-solving; Tim presents a segment on making music; Kellie is interested in word play; and Charli focuses on movement and coordination skills.

As well as the individual episodetheme, there is a song and a word for the week. This week’s theme and song is ‘Around the World’, while the word for the week is ‘jet’.

Today’s episode is based around babies, as Kathleen announces her pregnancy and the gang come up with a song for the new arrival.

Birthdays and parties is the theme for Tuesday as Chats tries to send a Happy Birthday message to babies around the world and the group plan a baby shower for Kathleen.

Wednesday’s show is all about the first day of school. Nathan makes a German ‘schultute’ –or school cone –for a friend’s first day of school and fills it with treats.

The concept of ‘meals’ is the focus for Thursday, when the team brush up on their cooking skills.

And Friday’s instalment deals with animals and the environment, as the gang pretend to be different animals.

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