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The kids are out of school, and the wars for who deserves to hold the remote control have officially begun. Luckily for us TV buffs who cannot live without our entertainment, Showmax allows users to connect up to 5 devices on one account and two users can watch on the same account at the same time, so you don’t have to lose your dignity fighting for the remote with the kids. At the end of the day, everybody wins and the August holidays go on as smoothly as possible.

Even better, Showmax has a great selection of shows that is suitable for kids of all ages – from pre-schoolers, primary schoolers and high schoolers.

For pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers have the shortest attention span and what better way to capture their interest than to keep them entertained with the great selection of fun shows on Showmax.

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is an animated series that follows the adventures of the hyperactive pig Peppa. Curiosity is every kid’s best friend and Peppa Pig is no different as she explores the world around her, accompanied by her brother George and her friends. Here, kids can enjoy loads of fun as they join Peppa Pig and friends in playgroups, swimming, riding bikes and other activities that young kids enjoy.

Peppa Pig S1 & 2 are streaming on Showmax.

Peppa Pig on Showmax
Image: eOne Family

Can’t get enough of Peppa Pig? also offers a special Peppa Pig: Around the World that gives pre-school an opportunity to join Peppa for the most unforgettable summer holiday as she embarks on her journey explore and visit friends from around the world. It is after all, the holiday, and you might as well indulge the young ones on an adventure of a lifetime.

Paw Patrol

Image: Nickelodeon

Kids are never too young to get motivated to become heroes in their own little worlds, and Paw Patrol is just the show they need to open that door of adventure and possibilities as it ushers them into the world of Ryder and his group of six hero dogs as they work together to protect the community while having some fun while at it. Ready to nurture your little superheroes, Paw Patrol is streaming on Showmax.

The fun doesn’t stop there, check out more titles on Showmax for the little ones: Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffin, Postman Pat and PJ Masks.

For primary school kids

Top Chef Junior

Image: ABC

Need some help in the kitchen during the holidays? Kids can cook too as seen on Top Chef Junior, a reality show where twelve young chefs between the ages of 9 and 14 battle it out through a series of culinary challenges to determine the best chef. With this kind of inspiration, the kids will be whipping up some delicious family recipes in no time. Top Chef Junior S1 is streaming on Showmax.

Bean Animated Series

Mr Bean S2 on Showmax
Image: Endemol

A little comedy during school break never hurt no one, and Mr. Bean Animated Series packs just the right amount of comedy and quirkiness for kids looking for a good laugh. This animates sitcom follows the adventures and mishaps of Mr. Bean as he tries and fails through life, even in the simplest tasks, of course with hilarious consequences that all kids can find delightful. Stream Mr. Bean Animated Series now on Showmax.

More shows for primary school kids available on Showmax include The Other Kingdom, Hannah Montana, iCarly, KC Undercover, Dreamworks Dragons and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble just to mention a few.

For movies, check out The Smurfs, Madagascar, Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa, Despicable Me, Shrek 2 and Shrek The Third

If you have lower primary school kids, they might enjoy some edutainment with Ubongo Kids, also streaming on Showmax.

For high schoolers

Cloak & Dagger

Tortured teenagers, misunderstood and sometimes ignored by society, what’s there not to love about Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger? This superhero series stands out as it gives teens a firmer voice to address some deeper societal issues like race and drugs through the eyes of two superhero teenagers – Tyrone (Cloak) and Tandy (Dagger). Although from different worlds, these two are brought together by childhood traumas that they must now face to survive their present. Cloak & Dagger S1 (1-10) is now streaming on Showmax.

For something similar to Cloak and Dagger but a little less darker, Marvel’s Runaways is also on Showmax.

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Image: ABC

Drake may be a big deal these days but the mega rapper once appeared in the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation that first introduced him to the world portraying basketball star Jimmy Brooks, a role which he paid homage to in his recent video “I’m Upset.” Following the teens of Degrassi Street, Degrassi: The Next Generation tackles issues that teenagers grapple with in their day to day lives. Catch it now on Showmax.

For more high school romance stories, teenage angst, vampires, aliens and some charged teen mysteries, find these shows on Showmax: Star-Crossed, Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf and Pretty Little Liars.

Start watching now »

 

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Jennifer Ochieng

I'm a Kenyan creative writer with eight years' experience in both the SEO and entertainment industries. I like writing stories about people I've met, but mostly about those I see on TV. Sometimes, when I'm melancholic, I write poetry as well. Visit author's website

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