20 JANUARY 1950, Page 13

Nursery Research

For other childish affairs, there is the new, and perhaps sadly- named, Listen With Mother. This programme is designed for the very young, up to the age of five; although I should imagine that there is no hard-and-fast age limit. I undertook a little consumer research in my own nursery ; and found that The Public was quite happy with these little stories. It is sane of the B.B.C. to point out that small children will want these songs and tales repeated to them at bedtime ; and that therefore the parents should do a little work, too, in memorising them. Whether, in the great scheme of things, it should be left to the B.B.C. to sing nursery rhymes to the very young is another matter.