PIKKU KAKKONEN & JÄÄVAROITUS (Finnish children’s program: ”Little ones tv” & Ice warning)

I was reminded of a nostalgia gem that is bound to be shared with you. I remember sometimes I shared this, but at the time I wrote in Finnish so now is the time to make people living outside Finland aware of this…

At first I should show you this theme from the Finnish children’s program: (Pikku kakkonen which, freely translated, means: ”Little ones tv”). After watching this, you’ll understand the characters of that second clip where those are warning children of weak ice. YLE TV2 is finnish national tv channel which is showing ”Pikku kakkonen” and therefore, the characters form the number two. Also the name of the program comes from the words: pikku(inen)=little one and kaksi, kakkonen=two. So it’s like little ones tv2″. ”Pikku kakkonen” have been shown in television since year 1977 (every weekday). I was born in 1980 and ofcource watched it when I was little.

Many say they feared this warning of weak ice when they were little but I loved it. I kind of understand the fear. The music and atmosphere is pretty ghostly but I guess I wasn’t too little when watched this (premiered in 1986 when I turned 6 and probably watched it sometimes then). Atleast I don’t remember I ever feared this. I only remember (little later) how I always waited this during weak ice season when this, of course, was often shown after the actual program (but it wasn’t shown every day). I still remember the feeling of disappointment in the days when this was not shown. Even today this is still fun and that teddy bear is really cute!

What do you think? Isn’t this funny? (but also scary enough that children dare not go for a walk on weak ice).

It’s sleep time again here in Finland (or others may already wake up but I’m a night owl) so I say…