SPROUT'S HOLIDAYS UNWRAPPED!


We were invited to my kiddos favorite show holiday kick off party held at Universal Studios, there’s no way we could have passed it up. From indoor Ice Skating to DIY Snow Globes, Ornaments, Picture frames, and a plethora of activities it was a blast not only for the kids but for me! We had the honor of having Chica, Tim Burton and Kelly Vrooman put on a live show for us and it was out of the world!

Sprout, which launched in 2005, is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Sprout is the only 24-hour preschool channel that parents and kids can share together and it’s available on TV and online at SproutOnline.com. Common Sense Media has perfected the art of preschool programs for our children. Common Sense media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today, especially our children’s. Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Common Sense Media helps address Parent Concerns and their Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age. This is exactly why I promote my little watching any of the Common Sense Media shows, I know there will be no surprises!

Once you see the lineup of shows they have to offer, you’ll be hooked!

Terrific Trucks

Terrific Trucks is a live action series that features REAL trucks in a REAL world setting as they figure out the best way to tackle tough projects and simple everyday problems. Routed in problem-solving, each episodes follows the trucks from their morning meeting at their construction site homebase to actually doing the work on site and then home again for a wash-up and a recap of the lesson learned. With all the digging, lifting, and loading, Terrific Trucks is an active celebration of teamwork. The trucks come in all shapes and sizes with big personalities; there’s Tork the Dump Truck, Sparky the Front-end Loader, Dug the Excavator, Stotz the Semi and Blinker the Scooper.

Zerby Derby

Zerby Derby follows the lives of pint-sized cars who live and play in a real-life-sized forest. The series presents processes of scientific inquiry and technological problem solving. Viewers also learn about physical science concepts and see positive attitudes towards learning, particularly curiosity and perseverance. Each episode makes valuable educational connections to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Astroblast

Astroblast follows a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station, the coolest hangout in the galaxy. Throughout their zany adventures, these animal friends show how to embrace differences, model positive relationships, and foster healthy habits to be out-of-this-world goodwill ambassadors.

Caillou

Four-year-old Caillou delights in the small wonders of the world around him and learns about life while doing so. Caillou’s growth experiences resonate with children similar to Caillou in age, and young viewers feel encouraged to imitate our little hero as they watch him go through various stages of development. Through Caillou's role-playing, young viewers are empowered beyond their years to try and discover new things.

Chloe's Closet

The series explores the magical world of an adorable, imaginative little girl named Chloe who embarks on fantastical adventures during her dress-up play. Chloe's adventures involve the audience (and math skills!) and encourage viewers to celebrate how delightful it is to be a little kid. So, get ready to turn on your imagination as you help Chloe open the closet door in her bedroom, put on a costume, and embark upon a fabulously fun and fearless journey.

Clangers

The series follows the Clanger family as they make discoveries, design inventions, problem solve, and welcome new visitors to their small, blue planet. Each episode emphasizes values such as kindness, collaboration, family, community, and recycling—­all of which are all relevant to both the Clangers' world and that of young children. The characters are excellent role models for kids who are interested in investigating, improvising, interpreting, inventing, and imagining.

Dot.

Sprout’s newest series Dot. centers on a tech-savvy, confident 8-year-old girl who leaps into new adventures without abandon when something sparks her endless curiosity. Technology powers Dot’s endless curiosity about the real world: enabling playful discoveries with family, friends, and her “best dog” Scratch. Dot’s adventures model healthy tech habits for preschoolers, encouraging the use of tech to enhance play & exploration and help her learn even more about the real world around her. And after some searching and swiping, Dot always makes sure to unplug.

Doozers

Doozers features the fun and adventurous “Pod Squad” - Spike, Molly Bolt, Flex and Daisy Wheel. The four Doozer kids live at the edges of our world and right under our noses in the fantastical, modern and eco-friendly Doozer Creek. They’re green, they’re three inches tall, and they’re full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm. The series celebrates the spirit of being an innovator and inspires all kids to have an “I can do it” attitude. Doozers features a groundbreaking design thinking curriculum, which is part of an overall STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiative.

Floogals

Every day, Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer embark an exciting mission of experimentation, learning, and discovery. As these tiny alien adventurers explore the “hooman” way of life, children learn how to confront and conquer everyday problems. The Floogals' adventures also empower children to better appreciate and understand the unique world around them. This on-screen engagement takes place just as children are beginning to explore their own environments.

The Furchester Hotel

Follow Elmo and Cookie Monster to the Furchester Hotel (an almost world class hotel), where the Furchester-Fuzz Family is at your service solving problems for their colorful guests. This series promotes creative problem solving by modeling the behavior in an absurdly silly monster hotel. In each episode the Furchesters encourage children to solve problems creatively by working together, trying new ideas, and not giving up.

Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch is a series of adventures, primarily intended for 6 to 12 year-old children, in which humor and friendly tenderness is omnipresent. The Jungle Bunch, led by Maurice, the penguin-tiger, assist animals throughout the jungle with their problems. The humor is visual and very physical while also situational and based on dialogue. Every episode is a pretext to develop a sitcom kind of situation around the heroes while naturally integrating adventure into the episode.

Lily's Driftwood Bay

Lily's Driftwood Bay follows the life of a five-year-old girl named Lily who lives with her Dad in a hut on the beach, across from Driftwood Bay. The series promotes making your own fun and uncovering unexpected adventures. The show has five learning goals: develop viewers’ multifaceted observational skills, model how imagination and creativity can inspire adventure, show how community is a resource, depict collaboration and teamwork skills, and communicate that many ideas are essential to solving problems and generating creative ideas. Lily also teaches kids about the importance of community, intergenerational relationships, and storytelling.

Little People

Little People is all about imaginative and collaborative play. The series invites preschoolers to join our five, lovable ‘little people,’ Eddie, Sofie, Koby, Tessa, and Mia, as they embark on imaginative adventures, inspired by their playful antics in a typical, suburban backyard. The kids themselves create fantastic, imaginative adventures where they learn valuable life lessons such as teamwork, conquering fears, patience, and consideration.

Maya The Bee

Maya the Bee is an adventure comedy centered on Maya, a young bee filled with curiosity who loves to explore and discover the world. Maya and her best friend Willy love asking questions that will help them to uncover the mysteries that surround them. The series features entertaining content with lessons in biodiversity and nature protection.

Nina's World

Nina’s World tells the story of imaginative six-year-old Nina and her best friend Star as they explore Nina's vibrant and colorful neighborhood. Nina’s close relationship with her Abuelita (grandmother) and parents provides young viewers with the opportunity to explore family values and traditions. The series also emphasizes that communication is key to expressing thoughts and emotions. Each episode, children are exposed to Spanish words and phrases. Nina also introduces viewers to American Sign Language, which she is eager to learn so that she can better communicate with deaf friend Nico. Wherever Nina turns, she’s surrounded by interesting new discoveries, great friends, and the possibilities and wonder of her world. Just like Nina, viewers will be inspired to creativity capture the unique and happy moments in each and every day.

Noddy: Toyland Detective

This series follows Noddy as he solves everyday mysteries in Toyland. With the help of his investigation kit and his “WhoWhatWhere” tablet, Detective Noddy discovers clues to solve the mysteries of Toyland and save the day! This mystery-based show models an investigative process to children while promoting kindness, perseverance, and everyday problem-solving skills.

Noodle and Doodle

This series will encourage preschoolers' sense of creativity with its fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can try at home. From after-school snacks to full meals, the recipes are simple, healthy, and tailor-made for little helping hands. The art projects use common household supplies, so they're perfect for impromptu craft sessions.

Pajanimals

Through song and story, CowBella, Apollo Sweetpea Sue, and Squacky will teach the skills that preschoolers need to move through their days and nights successfully—including managing big feelings, navigating transitions, solving problems, providing structure and predictability, modeling and offering tools for self-regulation, and teaching empathy. The series tackles these developmental lessons while providing comfort and community and modeling courage and growth.

Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave

This series follows best friends Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave on a day of adventure, discovery, and play. Each episode explores a broad range of early learning topics within themed adventures. The friends introduce viewers to new words, concepts, and simple numeracy through cognitive and symbolic learning. The series also nurtures viewers' knowledge and understanding of their physical, creative and mathematical world. Furthermore, the Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave second screen app allows viewers to become actively engaged with content and characters.

Sarah & Duck

The series focuses on the quieter but more lucid side of childhood, including the day-to-day new experiences and lessons of growing up. No matter what they are doing, Sarah and Duck navigate their world with an infectious wonder and curiosity that will immerse viewers in their simple but exciting adventures.

Space Racers

Produced in collaboration with NASA, Space Racers gives kids an in-depth look at how science helps us understand the cosmos. Young cadets will learn the power of scientific investigation and observation, the marvels of space exploration, and the importance of working together! With an emphasis on key aspects of the STEM curriculum, each episode taps into children’s curiosity and interest in space, promoting the idea the space exploration helps us learn new things. The series also depicts scientific exploration as a highly collaborative process, encouraging teamwork and respect for others.

Stella and Sam

This series stars Stella and her younger brother Sam as they explore the wild spaces beyond their back porch. On their journeys, they share the joy of discovering life's biggest adventure of all: growing up! The series’ learning goals include social and emotional growth, positive citizenship, and divergent thinking.

Super Wings

Super Wings follows the adventures of an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels around the world delivering packages to children. As Jett and the Super Wings team zips around the globe helping those in need, the characters introduce young viewers to problem solving and cultural diversity. The Super Wings visit fifty-two cities in forty-five countries. These travels offer young viewers a glimpse of landscapes, languages, animals, food, clothing, games, music, and traditions that characterize different countries and cultures around the world.

Sydney Sailboat

Sydney Sailboat features a loveable family of boats, trawlers, and tugs whose adventures capture the wonder that young children feel. Each episode, Sydney and her best friend Zip set out to explore their nautical world and its unexpected challenges, problems, and crises. Sydney’s eager outlook and Zip’s determination are models for young viewers, as is their spirit of enthusiasm and curiosity.

The Berenstain Bears

The series follows the Berenstain Family as they work through an ordinary, everyday situation or “challenge” that young children may encounter at home, with friends, in a community, or at school. Each episode incorporates three essential learning areas: family and community, emotional development, and choices and decision-making. As each storyline progresses, family members interact to reveal solutions to conflicts and illustrate valuable life lessons. Together, the family gleans the consequences of a particular choice and establishes a path to resolving a particular problem.

The Chica Show

The Chica Show follows the playful experiences of Chica the Chick and Kelly. Set in a colorful, quirky shop known as "The Costume Coop, " Chica and her friends embark on all kinds of dress-up adventures. The show emphasizes the importance of creative and constructive play and provides viewers with intrinsically motivating, hands-on learning. The play modeled in The Chica Show features two aspects critical to creativity: the ability to transfer ways of solving problems among seemingly unrelated situations and the willingness to take risks and learn from failure. Each episode also fosters children’s interpersonal skills and coping strategies.

Terrific Trucks

Terrific Trucks is a live action series that features REAL trucks in a REAL world setting as they figure out the best way to tackle tough projects and simple everyday problems. Routed in problem-solving, each episodes follows the trucks from their morning meeting at their construction site homebase to actually doing the work on site and then home again for a wash-up and a recap of the lesson learned. With all the digging, lifting, and loading, Terrific Trucks is an active celebration of teamwork. The trucks come in all shapes and sizes with big personalities; there’s Tork the Dump Truck, Sparky the Front-end Loader, Dug the Excavator, Stotz the Semi and Blinker the Scooper.

The Good Night Show

The Good Night Show aims to help wind down your child after a busy day with songs, stretches, and storytelling. Nina and Star explore calming, age-appropriate topics using Spanish, sign language and sand art. Songs featuring bedtime routines such as cleaning up and brushing teeth are featured at the same time each night.

Sunny Side Up

The series balances playful, spontaneous fun with interactive learning and creates a welcoming environment for preschoolers and their parents to spend time together each morning. Sunny Side Up uses weekly themes to introduce children to educational concepts. Each day, the series also reinforces concepts such as time and weather. Sunny Side Up is also interactive: through birthday wish submissions and other activities, real viewers’ creativity and crafts appear on air every day.

YaYa & Zouk

YaYa and Zouk is a playful series, based on the pleasure of blending everyday life with the imaginary. With an active mother, a curious baby, and funny stuffed animals, a big sister named YaYa and her young brother, Zouk, delight in traveling to zany imaginary worlds. Whether it’s through a mirror, borrowing a spaceship, or simply diving into the forest located at the back of the closet, YaYa and Zouk live the pleasure of being two, and being together.

Zou

The series follows the life of Zou, a young zebra who lives with his family in a very large zebra house. The series empowers children to actively observe the processes of scientific inquiry and technological problem solving. It also teaches kids about physical science and positive attitudes towards learning. Each episode focuses on themes such as exploring new environments, growing up, and fostering interpersonal relationships. As young viewers immerse themselves in Zou’s adventures, they will also have the opportunity to push their own limits of exploration and inquiry.

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