We always get psyched when TV shows make their debut. For the grown-ups, we’re head over heels for True Detective and holding our breath for Believe. For the kiddos, there’s a slew of new educational and entertaining TV series coming to Nickelodeon later this year/early 2015, with plenty of crowd-pleasing choices for your favorite preschooler. (We’re particularly excited for the latest Fresh Beat installment!) Here’s the scoop on what to watch and when:
· Dora and Friends: Into the City! is set in a fictional, pan-Latino city, where Dora is 10 years old, in school and at the center of a group that works together to give back to the community. This show aims to teach Spanish and introduces new educational areas to the curriculum, including social-emotional skills like community service and peer relationships. Dora and Friends will launch late-summer.
Blaze and the Monster Machines, which debuts this fall, introduces preschoolers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Viewers will join an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his monster truck Blaze on super-sized adventures, exploring the physics of how things move, master mathematics and discover how everyday technologies work.
Shimmer & Shine follows the magical adventures of fraternal twin genies, Shimmer and Shine, who unintentionally create chaos while attempting to grant wishes for their human best friend, Leah. The new series highlights mistakes as an important avenue to learning and doing better next time. Shimmer & Shine is set to premiere in 2015.
Fresh Beat Band of Spies is based on the hit live-action show, The Fresh Beat Band, in which four best friends — Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout – are also a group of undercover spies. The pop band uses their individual talents and the coolest transforming spy gadgets to outwit a goofy cast of bad guys and solve an endless series of wild and wacky mysteries. The series, which teaches problem-solving to preschoolers, is currently in production and will premiere in 2015.
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In a Nutshell: Fall may seem like a long way off, but with all these promising shows, we think it’ll be worth the wait.