Krtek: The Czech Mickey Mouse

Because it is summer break, I am now constantly looking for exciting things to do for my active toddler. Between visiting the playground and going for a walk, there is also a need for quiet playtime, reading and learning. One day, as we were walking through a toy shop, I decided to buy him a puzzle to see if he will be interested. Sure enough, puzzles got him hooked! Maybe it is the feeling of completing something, the joy of seeing the picture unfold in the puzzle, or perhaps it is the mere challenge of solving something, but he loves puzzles.

And it’s not just any puzzle. It has to be a krtek (little mole) puzzle. Krtek is a very popular cartoon character here in Czech and in some parts of Europe. Its creator Zdenek Miler, was said to have gotten the idea of bringing this character to life after stumbling through a mole hill. Krtek was first shown in Prague in 1956, and now it is still running and has been shown in other countries as well. The character in itself has expanded to a whole brand of merchandise – from children’s books, to puzzles, to videos, etc. There is a shortage of Mickey Mouse merchandise over here but an abundance of Krtek.

I am still loyal to the mouse, but this mole is slowly winning my heart. Here is a short Krtek video of this endearing character.

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Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Krtek: The Czech Mickey Mouse

  1. 68ghia July 19, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Too cute ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Puzzles are a very good way for kids to learn!

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    • Grace July 21, 2013 / 10:18 pm

      I am trying to stimulate his mind with less effort from my end. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. crazytraintotinkytown July 19, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Kids school holidays can be very expensive and it’s hard finding them things to do for a whole six weeks or so – good luck

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    • Grace July 21, 2013 / 10:17 pm

      Yeah, tell me about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is indeed.

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