When i first saw sportacus doing his thing on the paul o grady show about a year ago i did not think that a year later lazytown would be somwhat of a religion to my two children aged 3 1\2. At first i thought anyone with that amount of enery is either computer generated or off his rocker. However after watching the show with my boys i realised that this could possibly be the greatest childrens show currently running on television. One aspect of childrens television that annoys me; is people dressed in oversized costumes of rediculous creatures that dont actually exist, who speak a dialect that is barely understandable by adults let alone the fragile minds of young children. My children have a learning difficulty that means getting them to understand english is hard enough, so stupid voices and words on cartoons cheese me off more than the average person. Lazytown however provides a secure dialect with clearly spoken words and repetion in story lines enforcing the idea of healthy eating and the importance of regular exercise something both my children understand. The story lines however predictable are just what a child needs to understand right and wrong and the consequences of an individuals actions, also important aspects of development in young children. Before watching the show my children were showing many signs of autism this is a very worrying diagnosis to come to terms with. A year on it is obvious that there is still a learning difficulty in both boys however basic understanding of their world given to them by watching lazytown has been invaluable towards their development. It is due to sportacus and the gang that they are where they are today.