School vacation watchlist: 6 shows now streaming for kids and families, parenting and education news and news



SINGAPORE – From educational series for preschoolers to charming holiday specials for older kids and parents, here are six shows the whole family can watch together.

Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne

Apple TV +

Christmas was a disappointment for Lucy because Grandma couldn’t visit her. She puts her disappointment aside and decides to throw the perfect New Year’s party to celebrate with her friends.

Meanwhile, Charlie Brown struggles to accomplish just one of his resolutions before the clock strikes noon.

The new 38-minute animated show is based on the Peanuts comic book by Charles M. Schulz.

This holiday season, Peanuts fans can also revisit classic titles, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992) on Apple TV +.

Ron was wrong

Premieres on December 15th on Disney +

A scene from the animated film, Ron’s Gone Wrong. PHOTO: DISNEY +

Barney feels left out at school because, unlike his teenage classmates, he doesn’t have a B-bot – a talking-and-walking device that connects to its owner’s social media accounts and helps him navigate. make friends.

His father eventually gets him a B-bot named Ron which, however, has faulty wiring. But Ron is deeply loyal and determined to support Barney, and they develop a true friendship.

Older kids can relate to this animated film about friendships in the age of social media and the pressure to become someone they’re not.

Harriet spies on it

Apple TV +


Harriet the Spy is the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel of the same title. PHOTO: APPLE TV +

Tweens will enjoy this animated series about 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch. The precocious girl wants to be a writer, but in order to tell great stories she must first know everything and spy on everyone.

Five episodes are available now, while the other five of the first season will be released from April next year.

This is the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel of the same title written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh in 1964. Harriet The Spy was also brought to the big screen in 1996.

Robin robin

Netflix


Netflix’s stop-motion short Robin Robin. PHOTO: NETFLIX

A young robin is raised by a loving family of mice. Growing up, she embarks on a daring heist to prove that she can be a good mouse, but eventually she finds out who she really is.

This charming stop-motion Christmas short is produced by Oscar-winning studio Aardman Animations, which was behind Chicken Run (2000), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005) and Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015).

blue

BBC player


The popular Australian animated series centers around six-year-old dog Bluey, his four-year-old sister, Bingo, and their parents. PHOTO: BBC STUDIOS

If your little ones watch Peppa Pig on repeat, introduce them to Bluey. The popular Australian animated series centers around six-year-old dog Bluey, his four-year-old sister, Bingo, and their parents.

There’s a good chance you and your kids will recognize yourself in their day to day lives, which makes the show so relevant to young families. Each episode lasts seven minutes.

Don’t miss her special holiday episode Verandah Santa, where Bluey learns the virtue of kindness after upsetting her cousin Sock. It will air on December 24 at 6:50 p.m. on CBeebies (StarHub TV Channel 303) and BBC Player.

Counting with Paula

Weekends at 8 a.m. on Okto On 5 and meWatch


Counting With Paula helps preschoolers develop numeracy and literature skills. PHOTO: MEDIACORP

From the deepest oceans to outer space, young Paula and her friends solve problems while going on an adventure. At the same time, they teach your little ones about numbers, counting and shapes in each 11 minute episode.

Produced by Singaporean animation company Omens Studios, the series – now in its sixth season – is being developed in consultation with early childhood math education experts.


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