7 brilliant shows for Kenyan kids
We’ve picked our favourite shows and movies that will help keep the kids entertained during the Kenyan school holidays.
The August school holidays are here. The kids are home and it’s only right that they enjoy every moment of their break, whether they are having fun outdoors or enjoying fun TV shows and movies. From delightful family treats including Shrek, Rango and sing-along shows like Kiri and Lou to fabulous teen series like Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, we’ve got loads for the kids to watch, but here’s our pick of the must-watch titles for the school holidays.
Adapted from the beloved children’s book of the same name, this animation short follows the adventures of Zog, a young, determined but clumsy dragon who learns how to be a dragon in his first four years at dragon school.
The jungle is full of fun as we see in the animated series Tee and Mo. The sweet series follows the day-to-day adventures of a 3-year-old monkey and his mum and how they navigate the challenges they come across. Expect a lot of stories, songs and games.
Made in South Africa, Adventures in Zambezia is an award-winning animated feature film that follows Kai in his quest to learn about his father’s history while at the same time protecting Zambezia from invasion. Lending their voices to the diverse characters of Zambezia are Hollywood stars including Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Jennifer Lewis (Blackish) and Samuel L Jackson.
With only four weeks since its release, Disney’s live-action remake of their 1994 classic The Lion King is already ranked as one of the top 20 highest-grossing movies of all time. Box Office standing aside, The Lion King is one of the most beloved films that Disney has ever made, and it would only be right to watch The Lion Guard, an animated series that introduces Simba’s son Kion as he leads his young friends in their quest to protect the Pride Lands and maintain balance in the Circle of Life.
The ballet-inspired teen drama series Find Me in Paris follows the young Helena Grisky, a Russian princess and ballerina who is teleported from 1905 to 2018 by a magic necklace given to her by her boyfriend. Now she must adjust to her new life in Paris as she chases her dreams of becoming the best dancer while also facing new challenges and experiences.
Perfect for family viewing, this multi-award-winning Kenyan film, Supa Modo, tells the heart-warming story of Jo (Stycie Waweru, Lusala), a terminally ill nine-year-old girl whose last wish is to become a superhero, a dream that comes true when her strong-headed big sister rallies the whole community behind her. Despite its emotional plot, Supa Modo has an uplifting message for children of all ages. It won a Children’s Jury Special Mention at the Berlin Film Festival and was also named Best European Film for Children from the European Children’s Film Association.