To the skivvy-wearing, brightly coloured and incredibly talented Wiggles…

Anthony, Simon, Lachy and Emma, you are the epitome of the word ‘Inspiring’. This morning I attended my first ever Wiggles show and was nothing short of spellbound. The energy you bring to your shows is rewarded with thousands of innocent young eyes lighting up around the arena when you sing ‘Rockabye Bear’ and ‘Hot Potato’.

Laughter and screams of “More!”, at least from my daughter, when a certain bear is hunting you and the urgent squeals of joy, Lachy, when you fall asleep and we need to wake you up.

The way you engage with all areas of the room and leave no child feeling left out, least of all bored. And Captain Feathersword, riding your pirate ship leaving the little ones in awe as you sail past – mesmerising.

It isn’t just me that sees the value of your entertainment, and I don’t just mean money. The lady in the bathroom, struggling with a hungry newborn in an Ergo, she knew it was worth it for her older daughter who was eagerly waiting by the door with an Emma bow in her hair. If our girls grow up wanting to be like Emma, that’s no bad thing. Confident and holding their own amongst men – even better, leading those men!

The father, who was there seemingly under protest, but knew his son was having a rocking time, was even tapping his own feet by the end. His son learnt more than he realised, how men can be successful but also caring, plus it’s ok to sing and dance.

All the adults there – mums, dads, grandma’s, grandpa’s, aunts and uncles – we were there because you bring such joy to our kids. Your character as role models, particularly you Emma, is genuine and something to be proud of.

And finally, the excitement in my own 2 year-olds eyes when she realised our usual morning tea break had come to life in front of her, was priceless. I thank you for that. As a parent the most we can hope for is to see that ‘look’ in their eyes as much as possible and know we are doing a good job.  So thank you, for making our job a little easier!

Do you and your kids love The Wiggles? Please share your Wiggly experiences in the comments below.

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  • They certainly love what they do.


  • I love The Wiggles and I’m nearly 50! I think they have the ability to relate to all age groups.


  • Yes we love The Wiggles, we have never been to a show though.


  • I have heard a lot of negative comments about the current Wiggles shows on TV.


  • My son was in love with the original Wiggles. We had everything – all the videos (VHS!), Captain Feathersword costume, clothing, backpacks, eating tools, you name it. So imagine my excitement when my son started toilet training and the Wiggles were touring at the same time! Firstly, my son needed to go the toilet (without his nappy) before we went inside. The queue was enormous and we’d been going so well with toilet training … He held on and we RAN inside the venue to the toilet. It was a highlight that he made it! Then the Wiggles came on stage to perform. My son was starstruck. He did not dance. He did not sing. He did not move in his seat. He just stared. I was bopping and encouraging and singing. In hindsight, I think my son was shocked to see his favourite characters in real life. They were always just on the TV. And to this day, I think at his young age, he could not fathom the reality of them being in front of him, real life, singing and dancing. It was certainly not the joyous and exciting experience I had thought, but it didn’t harm him forever. We’ve been to many shows since.


  • The wiggles actually interact with the children and everyone else, whereas playschool can only be watched. Modern day children are truly blessed with acts like the wiggles to watch and sing along with.


  • I remember when Greg was at the helm and Jeff was always falling asleep and having to be woken up. I remember the inception of the Wiggles and seeing Dorothy the Dinosaur and the guys perform that with a gromp pomp a chomp on T.V. with my young daughter who was 2 at the time held spellbound by their talent. I took my children to 3 wiggles shows in their young lifetimes and I can honestly say I enjoyed it as much as mine and all the other parents and children did. I will always remember Greg’s generosity towards my youngest son, when he did not have a good view of the whole show and he invited us to stay for the next session for free. He blessed us in doing that and I was so sorry to see him leave the group because of health reasons. Such a kind man along with the rest of the group and costume characters who presented wholesome and inspirational entertainment for the community of parents and children. I still have their autographed album and all the CD’s which I purchased for my children, which will be there when hopefully my grandchildren turn up. I look forward to singing along and mimicking the actions to ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Big Red Car’ and Dorothy the Dinosaur, with them and reap the enjoyment and fun once again that one day I hope to see in their eyes. THANK YOU WIGGLES for all the wiggly fun you have given to my children. :)


  • my god, everyone is getting on the open letter bandwagon.


  • We’ve seen the Wiggles a couple of times, & yes AWESOME every time!


  • I literally shed tears of excitement when I saw the Wiggles live show. After years of singing their songs and watching their videos with my little boy. I was too blown away at their non stop exciting show.


  • Even before our little one was walking she would pull herself up on the furniture, hang on tightly and sway to the music. Sometimes she would sit on the floor and do the hand actions before she even started pulling herself up.


  • yes the wiggles do a great performance. I can say that my (now 9) was spellbound when I took her to see the original wiggles in the round one year – worth the cost of tickets just to see her eyes light up and her hips wiggle as she joined in – chookas for many many more generations being excited by the wiggles :)


  • I couldn’t agree more. We also saw the wiggles this week. My daughter sits in awe for a while then dances along with them. My mum even came to and we all smiled the whole way through the show. They are not only talented but they also educate our children with their songs. I love them, they are amazing


  • When I was first pregnant I was against main stream gismos etc. I didn’t want to be dictated to by advertising. I find this laughable now as by the time my baby was 3 years old I was bopping away to the wiggles and rocking it out with the best of them. What makes this even funnier is that I sadly rocked it out to the wiggles when he wasn’t even in the car!


  • The wiggles have been apart of our family since my 18 year old daughter was a baby. We have enjoyed watching them grow and branch out over the years, now my next gen baby is a fan too


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