My son is a bit of a YouTube addict, but I often find it hard to put him in front of suitable content that he’ll like. That’s why I was so excited to learn about the Hengelings.
The Hengelings are a brand new stop motion children’s series created by Daniel Simpson. Have a peek at the trailer:
Every episode begins with the sun rising over Stonehenge (where the Hengelings spend their days), and shows the family of cute little creatures beginning their day. The episodes end with the sun setting as the Hengleings go to bed.
The little Hengelings are a good-natured, playful lot, who spend each episode having fun and taking care of their Stonehenge home.
Resembling the Stonehenge stones, the Hengelings stand under a foot tall and don’t venture beyond the boundaries of the ‘henge’.
‘There are four Hengelings in total, SARCEN, the father, SOLSTICE, the mother, LINTEL, the young girl, and MORTICE, the young boy – All names associated with Stonehenge.’
I’ve just watched episode 1 (The Frozen Rainbow) with my son and he really loved it. The Hengelings don’t speak in words, but expressive sounds – which adds to their appeal. My son is 3 (almost four) and the perfect age to enjoy these stories. I love the way they look, they have these big child-like eyes and I’d definitely buy any Hengeling toys that might come out!
I think the aim of this charming series is to give a message that the world we live in should be cared for, and help children develop an environmental conscience early on in life.
If you’ve got a child aged between 3 and 7 and want them to learn about looking after the world (and a little bit of history) then you should definitely introduce them to this series. I guarantee they’ll love it, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll love it too!