Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
Oh, hello, everyone!
Did you see who flashed my doorbell?
Who was it?
There's nobody out here.
It must have been Sally.
Did you see that?
That possum looked just like me!
But wait –
I can't be here and there at the same time.
I think I must be dreaming.
I better go get Sally.
Oh hello, everyone.
He'll come straight in.
Oh, he usually comes in by himself.
It must be someone else.
I'll go see.
Possum, what are you doing?
Oh come in.
Sit down Sally.
Come sit down.
What's the matter Possum?
Sally, were you outside at all?
No, I've been in here brushing my hair.
Did you press my doorbell?
I haven't been outside at all.
I've been in here the whole time.
I'm sure I saw the doorbell light flashing, but when I opened the door, there was no-one there.
I thought it would be you but now I'm very confused.
Well, what are you confused about Possum?
Well, I opened the door and looked around, there was nobody there but in the garden next to the gate, I saw a strange shape.
It looked like a possum.
It was a bit hard to see, though.
That shape. Was it a scary shape?
I can't be scared of a possum.
Maybe I was dreaming?
Oh yes, I think you could have been dreaming.
I need to brush my hair.
Possum, would you like to look in the mirror?
The light is being reflected into the mirror and that's why you can see yourself.
I can see the back of my head.
It's the reflection.
The mirrors are reflecting off each other and that's why you can see the back of your head.
Sally, look at this.
Oh Sally, I'm going to try and trick my reflection.
Hup, hup, hup!
I'm going to try again.
Possum, the reflection is you.
It's going to do everything you do.
You can't be faster than it.
Remember, when we talked about shadows?
You can never out run your shadow, can you?
It's always there.
Oh, that's right!
I do remember!
I remember learning about shadows and I did like learning about them and now I like learning about light and reflections.
I can remember seeing myself in a puddle once.
Water or other things that are shiny, can reflect light just like a mirror does.
Why don't we watch some children learning about reflections and mirrors?
Yeah, let's watch.
Oh, that was great!
That WAS great!
Sally, mirrors are so much fun.
I really enjoyed learning more about different mirrors.
I'm going to go outside and practice my soccer, but I'll be thinking about mirrors too.
Ok, you can go.
See you later!
Oh, I'm going to practise playing soccer.
I'm going to use the door as a goal but I can't kick it too hard, I might break my door.
I don't want Amanda to have to come and to fix it again.
How did that come back?
I didn't kick it that hard.
Hmm, let's try again.
Who put that mirror there?
Let's try with my left foot.
Oh, this is great!
This is great!
It's so much fun kicking it back and forth!
Oh, this is great.
Sally, did you put that mirror here?
Well, I've been kicking the soccer ball and it keeps coming back.
OK, I'll watch.
Yes well, I saw you kick the ball, but there's no mirror anywhere.
There must be another possum.
Let's have a look.
This is my cousin. His name is Poss.
What are you doing here Poss?
Well, I happened to be walking past and I saw your very big tree and I wanted to have a look.
It's such a great tree, but then I saw that Sally was walking past and I didn't want her to think that I was going to live here too, so I hid.
Oh, you're more than welcome to stay Poss.
Thank you, cousin, but I'm not like you.
At night-time, I like to go on adventures.
I like to see different things but thank you, anyway.
It's so good to see you so happy.
Hey, would you like to come in and see my tree?
Yeah, for sure!
In you go.
It's great, isn't it?
Wow! It's great! Look at it!
Look over there!
Oh, look at the kangaroos.
Yeah, you're right!
I can see them.
Boing, boing, boing.
Let's go down.
That was great!
Your tree is fantastic.
It's so nice!
Thanks for showing me.
Well, I've got to go now.
OK, let's go.
Poss, Poss… No, no, no.
Come here, come here.
I'll show you.
Oh, I see.
Sally, Sally, Sally.
Did you see who that was?
And I haven't put a mirror out there either.
You're the only one out here.
I haven't seen anyone else.
No, no, that was my cousin Poss.
You are really funny.
Anyway Sally, I've learnt so much about mirrors today.
It's been great!
Oh yes, you have learnt so much.
Why don't we watch some children telling us some things about mirrors?
Yeah, let's watch!
In a mirror, you can look at yourself and brush your hair.
In a mirror, sometimes you get a surprise because the mirror does exactly what you do.
I like mirrors.
I like to look at my face, because it looks good.
Mirrors come in all different sizes.
You can have big ones, small ones or really big ones.
I love small mirrors because I can see myself and brush my hair.
During the day, if the sun hits a mirror, it can reflect off in all different directions.
When it's dark, you can't see yourself in a mirror.
You need a light source so you can see.
I love mirrors because I love to put my lipstick on, fix my hair and make myself look good.
When you're in the car, you can look at the side mirrors.
They're important because you need to make sure that all the other cars have gone past before you change lanes.
Also, at night, you can use the rear vision mirror to check that there are no lights on in the car, so you don't have an accident.
Those children know so much about mirrors. That was awesome.
Oh yes, they were very knowledgeable but you are too now Possum.
You know lots about mirrors, don't you?
Are you ready to go inside and eat?
Yes, but make sure that it's real food and not a reflection.
You are funny.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Reflections are remarkable. Possum enjoys learning about mirrors, but what is going on in the yard? Is this a reflection too?