Guilt-free screen time for your kids over the December holidays

Posted on December 18th, 2018

When schools close, screen time increases. You can feel bad about it, or you can use this list of award-winning shows to make sure it’s time well spent.

Guilt-free screen time for your kids over the December holidays

Your little one will be enthralled by these 10 shows while you have a chance to get cracking with your holiday family meal planning.

ALSO SEE: 15 fun things to do with your kids over the December holidays

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

PBS Kids

Put on your stripes and join Daniel Tiger in the Neighbourhood of Make-Believe. Get ready for adventures with O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina.

Age recommendation: 3+

List to the theme song below

Watch S1-2 now.

Hey Duggee

CBeebies

Duggee is a big friendly dog who runs The Squirrel Club – a place where kids take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn activity badges along the way.

Age recommendation: 3+

Watch the trailer below


Watch S1 now.

Peppa Pig

Entertainment One, streaming on Showmax

Peppa explores her muddy-puddled world with her trademark blend of curiosity and cleverness, along with her little brother George and her best friend Suzie Sheep.

Age recommendation: 3+

Watch the trailer below

Watch S1-2 now, plus three specials.

Puppy Dog Pals

Disney Junior

Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighbourhood and around the globe.

Age recommendation: 3+

Watch the trailer below

Watch S1 now.

Doc McStuffins

Disney Junior

Doc McStuffins is a six-year-old girl who can communicate with her stuffed animals and toys, and knows just how to heal them.

Age recommendation: 4+

Watch the trailer below

Watch S4 now.

The Highway Rat

BBC One

An adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestseller, The Highway Rat is a swashbuckling tale of a greedy rat who craves buns and biscuits and comes to a sticky end. Animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish.

Age recommendation: 4+

Watch the trailer below

Watch S1 now.

Elena of Avalor

Disney Junior

Princess Elena has saved her magical kingdom, Avalor, from an evil sorceress and must learn to rule as its crown princess.

Age recommendation: 5+

Watch the trailer below

Watch S1 now.

Revolting Rhymes

BBC One

Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Partly animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish.

Age recommendation: 6+

Awards: Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar this year and won over 15 international awards, including Best Animated Special at the Annie Awards and Best One-Off Special at Kidscreen in 2018.

Watch the trailer below

Watch now.

Spongebob Squarepants

Nickelodeon

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Age recommendation: 6+

Watch S1-9 now.

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network

 A 12-year-old boy and his best friend, a wise 28-year-old dog with magical powers, go on a series of surreal adventures.

Age recommendation: 10+

Due date: S1 coming to Showmax on 10 December 2018

For a free, no-risk trial, visit showmax.com.

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