The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds

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    The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds

    The original documentary follows ten four-year-olds as they meet at nursery, exploring how children make and break friendships, share, stand up for themselves, and find their place in a social group

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    4 Year Olds (2015): Episode 1

    The four-year-olds take their first steps towards independence. Some are leaders. Some are mischievous. Others are more interested in buses and numbers than making friends.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    4 Year Olds (2015): Episode 2

    The four-year-olds are back after a fortnight apart, and are joined by some new faces. Cheeky entertainer Taylor tries to befriend the girls.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    5 Year Olds (2015): Episode 1

    This episode meets 12 five-year-olds. Jaja struggles with disappointment when a dance competition doesn't go her way. Alfie and George disagree about what the sun's made of.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    5 Year Olds (2015): Episode 2

    New girl Sienna captures Arthur's heart. George takes the other children's rejection of his family's 'Essex Noodles' recipe to heart. Alfie makes a breakthrough in a painting competition.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    6 Year Olds (2015): Episode 1

    This episode meets the six-year-olds who, after two years at school, are beginning to focus more on their own identity and are capable of discussing topics as diverse as race, religion, love and death

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    6 Year Olds (2015): Episode 2

    Caitlyn and new girl Leila bond when they try to cover up a cake mishap. Elvin feels rejected when Beatrice starts spending more time with Elouisa; can Beatrice and Elvin repair their friendship?

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    The Secret Life of Children at Christmas

    Children from the original programme and the series team up to put on their own nativity play. How do they cope with the pressure and the challenges of working together?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins

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  • Secret Life: The Making Of

    Turning the cameras on themselves, the team behind The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds explain how they documented the children's lives

  • Secret Life: Learning to Care

    When do children start realising that it's not all about them? The scientists witness the processes children go through between four and six, teaching them how to care.

  • Secret Life: Learning to Lie

    Your child's a liar? Great! Lying in young children is an important developmental milestone. The Secret Life scientists reveal the positives associated with being able to lie.

  • Secret Life: The World According To...

    The cast of The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds tackle hot topics including birth, marriage and old age, providing a peek into the world seen through their eyes

  • Secret Life: Christmas According To...

    Where did baby Jesus come from? What to do with an unwanted gift? The children reveal all...

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    4 Year Olds (2016): Episode 1

    A group of four-year-olds meet for the first time and forge new friendships. Surprise visitors arrive - 10 eggs inside an incubator. The children watch in excitement as they hatch during the week.

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    The Birds and the Bees

    Where do babies come from and how are they made? These kids' theories are a revelation!

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    How to Win at Losing

    Competition is part of life. You'll learn a lot from how these children deal with defeat.

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    4 Year Olds (2016): Episode 2

    During a building task, new girl Milana's play style threatens to alienate her from the group. A temptation task gives new boy Kahana a chance to shine. And Layton sets his sights on another girl.

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    5 Year Olds (2016): Episode 1

    Ten new five-year-olds arrive at the play centre. Romance blossoms between confident Jude and Ellie. Grown-up Ellie-Mae takes Daisy, who has cerebral palsy, under her wing.

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    5 Year Olds (2016): Episode 2

    Sensitive Nat vies for the attention of confident new girl Calla. Football ace Jet offers words of wisdom to her teammates and shows how winning can be fun as the children learn about competitiveness.

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    Girls vs Boys

    Are boys and girls really so different? This very cute experiment will tell us.

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    5 Year Olds (Feb 2017): Episode 1

    This episode examines differences between boys' and girls' behaviour, with a series of challenges that explore everything from levels of risk-taking to tactfulness

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    5 Year Olds (Feb 2017): Episode 2

    Can the boys and girls learn from each other's skills to solve a magic carpet puzzle? The boys are horrified by a cross-dressing task. And a wishing well appears in the play centre garden.

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    4 Year Olds (Nov 2017): Episode 1

    Noah is obsessed with dinosaurs and can accurately name dozens of the reptiles. But when given the opportunity to meet a life-size dinosaur, can Noah overcome his fear?

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    4 Year Olds (Nov 2017): Episode 2

    Self-proclaimed geezer Harper, who already has several girlfriends, has his eye on confident new girl Ava. Rory's had a difficult start at the nursery; can he find a friend to share his love of sheep?

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    5 Year Olds (Nov 2017): Episode 1

    This episode reveals how five-year-olds experiment with different identities. Jack seems to be the archetypal lad, but is he just using this persona to hide his sensitive side?

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    5 Year Olds (Nov 2017): Episode 2

    Daisy struggles when she meets some of the new arrivals at the nursery. Can Ralphy bring out Nathan's brave side? And what do the children make of Jack and Miylah's blossoming romance?

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    5 Year Olds (2018): All Girls

    This all-girl special reveals how girls see themselves and the role of women. How does 'tomboy' Jet react to a class full of girls? Darcy learns that the power of the vote comes with responsibility.

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    5 Year Olds (May 2018): Episode 1

    The first of two special episodes revealing how children learn the difference between right and wrong. The children decide if it's ever okay to cheat, and try to reunite a divided group.

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    5 Year Olds (May 2018): Episode 2

    The children are given the chance to wield power, but what sort of leaders will they choose to be? And when three adorable but excitable puppies visit the nursery, can Luke and Ella take charge?

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