It’s the April holiday season. Children are currently at home and in their houses (almost) the whole day with nothing much to do, apart from eat, watch TV and sleep. There’s no school homework – that will be left till the last weekend before schools open.
All this TV-watching means the kids will want exclusive control of the remote, with the older members of the household pushed to the periphery when it comes to choosing what to watch, whether it’s the day’s news or not. And this can lead to conflicts.
(TOP: A scene from KC Undercover, one of the shows available in Tweens collection in Showmax).
However, as a parent (or guardian) to school children who are currently home for holidays, you can avoid these conflicts by simply subscribing to Showmax. And then letting the kids stream all the programmes they choose on a tablet or smartphone till the end of the holidays, while the adults keep the remote.
Don’t worry – the catalogue of kids’ content on Showmax this April can’t be possibly exhausted by the children over the next few weeks when they are on holiday.
Here are highlights of a few (of our own) favourite collections (in no particular order):
(A screenshot of The Gruffalo, part of the Tiny Tots collection)
Tiny Tots: As the name suggests, this is a collection of cartoons and animations ideal for children aged between 2 to 3 years. Among the shows in this collection are Teletubbies, Peppa Pig, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, not forgetting The Gruffalo, an adaptation of a classic children’s book telling the story of a little mouse (James Corden) who makes his way through the forest in search of food and meets three scary predators on his journey – a fox, an owl and a snake.
(A 7-minute episode of Shaun the Sheep, part of the Little Kids collection)
Little Kids: Just like Tiny Tots, this is a collection of shows targeted at children falling within the 4- to 6-year age bracket. Highlights here are Shaun the Sheep, Angry Birds Toons, which chronicles how the angry birds take on their pig rivals, and Monster Math Squad, about Max, Lily and Goo, who employ their incredible math skills to help them overcome any challenges they come across.
(Kung Fu Panda, in the Older Kids collection)
Older Kids: We now move to the shows that are ideal for older kids, between the ages of 7 and 9. The collection is composed of cartoon shows featuring legends, superheroes, fairytales and robots. Some favourites here are Kung Fu Panda, Mr Bean Animated and Ultimate Spiderman, available in both Season 1 and 2.
(A scene from season 1 of KC Undercover)
Tweens: The shows here are for children who’re just about to get into their proper ‘teen’ years, between the ages of 10 and 12. It is composed of a mix of cartoons and live-action shows, such as Star Wars Rebels, Avengers Assemble, So Awkward and Victorious. Also listed here is KC Undercover, the comedy and action drama about a girl and her siblings who are on a mission to save the world from superspies.
The four collections above don’t cover the entire catalogue of kids’ shows available on Showmax: there are also Disney, Barbie and Nickelodeon Collections, all offering a variety of shows for children to choose from and watch, whether individually or as a group.
And talking of whether to watch as an individual, remember that a single Showmax subscription can be shared with upto 5 different devices. This means that while parents and older members of the household are in the sitting room watching sports on TV, that young daughter (or son) can be in the dining area watching cartoons on the dad’s tablet while that moody daughter who’s just about to reach her teens catches up with her favourite series on her mother’s laptop in her room.
Now, to avoid further conflict with the kids, why not click here to get Showmax and gain exclusive control of the TV remote as the kids stream their programmes non-stop via other devices?