Product Review - Olly the Little White Van

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM ~

I stumbled upon a Tweet message by the awesome people who made "Olly the Little White Van" looking for bloggers to review their latest series. My 3 years old boy enjoys watching shows like Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Postman Pat and after checking out "Olly the Little White Van", I replied them asking whether they are OK with international bloggers, and my oh my, they are happy to provide a copy of their latest DVD season 3 for my review!

Via our private messages, I honestly told them that we've never watched any of the episodes before and hope that they will not mind us reviewing their series and wow, they even sent me the first 2 seasons DVDs for us together! WoohOoOoOo!

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Description from the product page:
"Olly the Little White Van is a 52-part series of 5-minute episodes aimed at preschoolers around the world.

Season 1 launched on ITV and CITV  in June 2011, with Season 2 (Another 13 episodes) first airing in January 2012.  Season 3 launched a further 13 in May 2012, and Season4 is due to break after the summer. Award-winning writers, animators and composers are working together in top-end, privately-funded UK facilities to create the series, which was conceived and is being driven by Henry Becket."

More clips and info can be found at:

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It's not often I get to see my 3 years old boy getting all excited and engrossed watching something! I love that there are other vehicles in this series, Ben loves watching Royston the fire engine! So there is no surprise that Ben keep on watching some of the episodes with Royston in it, such as the 'Bird Watching' in season 1 and 'Olly the Little Red Fire-van' in season 3. 

Of course, my boy loves watching Olly as well and from time to time, I caught my boy singing the theme song of this series! Cute! And yes, I will end up singing along with him as well!

I love that each episodes is just 5 minutes long, enough to keep the attention span of an active child like mine and I also enjoy the music and song in each episodes.

I also use the opportunity when watching the series to explain to my 3 years old boy the lessons to be learned such as to be helpful, neat and polite among many of the good habits to cultivate.

Look at the picture below! Both my 3 years old boy and 10 months old girl enjoy watching "Olly the Little White Van"! Wonderful!

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You can get this DVD and many more products at

Yes! There is an app for "Olly the Little White Van" and it is free! I do want to share my feedback that the app sometimes hangs and I'm not sure why, the app just does not seem to detect our touch responses on the screen.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the DVDs in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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