Fun with Claude
Claude is a cute, cuddly and spirited little polar bear who, like many children, moves to a new home and learns to navigate an unfamiliar community with interest and enthusiasm.
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February 7, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many different ways there were to find your way around. Claude and Boris are playing pirates, sailing the high seas when Mum draws a map for them and tells them to search for buried treasure. They follow the clues and eventually are rewarded with a hoard of golden, chocolate coins. Gran isn't so lucky however - she's been looking for Dad's ice-cream van in the park but can't find it anywhere. Could this be time for Claude to get Thinky! What Gran needs is a map! The two pirates accompany Gran to the park, follow the clues and - there's Dad - with a hoard of pirate ice-cream!
February 4, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how much everyone did to keep clean. Boris is on the run from Doris as he's desperately trying to avoid having a bath. However, the more the two boys try to escape from Doris, the dirtier they become and the more they are in need of a bath! But Boris is adamant - baths are boring! Claude decides that it's time to get Thinky! How can he make bathtime more exciting? Why - bubbles of course!
February 3, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how often things wore out. Claude and Boris are playing at being Space Commanders but the wheels on Boris' favourite space buggy toy have worn out. In an attempt to distract the boys, Doris sends them off to Claude's house looking for a space alien. This is quite a scary assignment but in the end the boys find it's only Mum with a squeaky pen, Dad with some old jars and Gran clikkety-clacking at her knitting. If only they could fix the space buggy and return to playing space commanders. It's time for Claude to get Thinky! Before long, Dad's jam jars have been re-conditioned and re-cycled and the buggy works perfectly!
February 2, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many different sounds there were. Gran is trying to have an afternoon nap but it seems that Claude and Boris keep waking her up. They discover lots of noises - bird song, panpipes, Dad's ice-cream van music. Eventually the two boys realise that they need to find some relaxing noises in order to help Gran get back to sleep. Sounds like it's time for Claude to get Thinky! Before long Gran is happily snoozing to the soothing sound of the birds singing.
February 1, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many different fun things there were to do. Claude and Boris see a poster for the circus but are disappointed to learn that the circus isn't coming for another whole week! Never mind, they can put on their own circus. Doris proves to be very talented at high-wire juggling but what can Boris be? Claude decides it must be time to get Thinky! Of course - it's obvious! Boris should be the clown because he's always making people laugh. With Claude as the Ring Master, the three bears perform their act for Mum and Gran in the garden.
January 31, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many things needed mending. Claude and Boris decide that they'd like to be doctors for the day and with a first aid kit supplied by Mum, they set off to find some patients. They manage to help a toy that's lost its stuffing, a flower that's gone floppy but can't seem to find any bears that need their help. Until, that is, they find Dad nursing his sore and tired feet after a hard day's work. Claude decides to stroke his Thinky Blanket and get Thinky! Before long, Dad is back in action with some very comfy cotton wool cushions on his feet!
January 28, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many people came to visit. Great Auntie Annie arrives from Snowington and asks Claude and Boris to take her on a tour of Bearhampton. The two friends have a fantastic day taking her to all of their favourite places. They visit the shops, the park, the disco and even fit in time for some tobogganing. But then disaster strikes when Great Auntie Annie's camera breaks - she lost all of her memories of her visit. Claude decides that it's time to get Thinky! With the aid of pictures, lolly sticks and even a tobogganing tray, the two boys soon create a lovely souvenir for Great Auntie Annie.
January 27, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many different things people dropped. Claude and Boris are playing catch but there's a problem - Claude just can't catch the ball, no matter how hard he tries. Realising that he might need some help, Claude looks around him for inspiration. First of all he sees Baby Sunny with a rubber ring to help her swim and then he sees Lucy with some stabilisers on her bike to help her cycle. It's obviously time to get Thinky! Before long, Claude is successfully catching the ball with the help of some super-sticky gloves!
January 26, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how different it was at night. Boris has arrived for Claude's first ever sleepover! They brush their teeth and settle down to sleep but as soon as Dad turns the light off, Boris seems concerned. First of all he suggests they tip-toe downstairs, then he wants to look out of the window at the moonlight and then he suggests a midnight feast! He clearly isn't happy sleeping in Claude's bedroom. Claude decides that it's time to get Thinky! Realising that Boris is afraid of the dark, Claude helps his friend with a very simple solution and before long the only thing he can hear - is Boris snoring!
January 25, 2011
One of the things Claude noticed about his new home was how many different kinds of jobs there were. Everybody's busy today and there's no-one to look after Claude and Boris, so it looks like the two bears will have to go to work with Mum and Dad. At the furdressers, the two boys try to help Mum but end up having to clear away the mess they've made. In the park, they try to help Dad but end up creating another mess. Luckily Gran arrives to take them home but unfortunately they can't resist the temptation to play football with Gran's wool, and they get into another mess. It's time to get Thinky! Luckily, Claude remembers that the one job they've excelled at all day is - tidying up!