Teletubbies say "Eh-Oh" to the Web

Watch your work colleagues regress as they visit the first official Web site for Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, aka the Teletubbies.

The colourful Teletubbies Web site, launched this morning by BBC Education, is the organisation's first Web site to be aimed at the pre-school age group and features the four popular characters. It will contain several interactive games which look set to continue in the television program's psychedelic vein.

The site requires a Macromedia Shockwave plug-in. It is divided into four sections: Tubby Playground, Tubby Make & Do, Tubby Gallery, which has a colouring-in section, and Tubby Grown-Ups, where adults can learn about safe surfing. Toddlers can help the Noo noo (presumably some sort of creature) tidy up the toast in the Tubbytronic Superdome, say Tubby Bye Bye repeatedly, where the Teletubbies wave and jump into a hole, or make Tubby Custard and stick puppets in the Make & Do section.

"Teletubbies is designed to build children's confidence and the Internet is an important tool for their future development, along with good television, audio and books," said Anne Wood from Ragdoll, which makes the television series.

Teletubbies first appeared on BBC2 in March 1997.