Sky launches learning shows for kids while schools are shut


Sky has made some of its educational collections available on Sky Kids; with the aim of helping families during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The broadcaster said it wanted to help those who will be spending more time together at home in the coming weeks; supporting their little ones during school closures.

Sky learning shows

The Learning From Home collections are now available to Sky Kids’ customers in three key curriculum stages as follows:

Foundation: Early Years – under 5s

Featured content includes Numberblocks which focuses on numeracy; Labuntina for educational songs; alongside shows such as Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Rusty Rivets and Octonauts.

Key Stage 1 – 5-7 year-olds

Featured content includes natural history and science programming such as Ocean Rescue: Dive In & Do It and Maddie’s Do You Know?, alongside dance tutorials from Kidz Bop and Sky Sports’ Kids Fit in 5.

Key Stage 2 – 8-11 year-olds  

Featured content includes current affairs and factual shows such as Braydon Meets plus Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch. A special episode of weekly news show FYI focusing on Coronavirus will be available from 28 March.

Alongside this Sky Kids also has new shows for kids like The Adventures of Paddington from Nick Jr and DreamWorks Animation’s Where’s Wally?

This Easter the channel will launch all-new episodes of Moominvalley, plus a new Sky original, Bad Nature that brings disgusting animal facts to life with comedy.

As well as these new collections, Sky Kids also has 11 kids’ channels and 5,000 episodes of on demand content for under 12s. This includes the likes of Mr Bean, Peppa Pig, Henry Danger and Morph.

Sky Kids’ customers can also download our Kids app which has all of this plus an interactive art studio – so the little ones can get creative; and over 80 games including learning games such as Phonics, Coding, Maths and quizzes to make Learning From Home easy.

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