08/01/2010 14:45 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

TV For Preschoolers: Driver Dan's Story Train

This weekend CBeebies launches Driver Dan's Story Train as part of the new lunchtime schedule, which has been designed to provide a calm prelude for those toddlers who still take lunchtime snacks.

Driver Dan's Story Train, voiced by comic Peter Serafinowicz, has the added benefit of introducing pre-schoolers to the joys of reading, as each week the train-driving lion takes his friends on adventures, before reading them a story in the second half of the show.

If you want a sneak preview have a look at this clip where Loopy the Dinosaur races the Vrooms:

Driver Dan's Story Train starts Saturday 9th January 2010. If you want to find out more, why not go to AOL TV and discover how Peter Serafinowicz's role as a father saw him get involved with the show?