Many parents today are concerned that their children are spending most of their time in front of a screen. It is true that today, children hardly engage in outdoor activities. They prefer television, video games, and phones among other things and can operate them even before they are old enough to ride a bicycle, and that’s where DStv comes in.
We have heard about the disadvantages of all these and maybe it is time we also looked at its brighter side. There are programs that can play a healthy role in our children’s development, provided parents are careful with what they watch and control the amount of time spent watching.
Mostly, kids (and adults too) love cartoons. Watching cartoons can positively influence a child by building their vocabulary, sparking creativity, imparting lessons about life, exposing them to places and people beyond their normal lives, Promoting healthy role models and keeping them happy which is what every parent wants for their kids.
DStv, being home to all kinds of programs ranging from news, sports, and drama, provides kids and cartoon lovers with a wide range of programs that are both entertaining and informative.
Here are the top five cartoon programs you can watch on DStv;
A yellow square sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants lives in the city of Bikini Bottom deep in the Pacific Ocean with his pet snail, Gary. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab.
When he’s not working, SpongeBob and his best starfish friend Patrick attract trouble. His neighbour, arrogant octopus Squidward Tentacles, dislikes Spongebob because of his childlike behavior. SpongeBob airs on Nickelodeon.
Named after famous Renaissance artists, Leo, Donnie, Raph, and Mikey are mutant turtles who have been trained in the art of ninjutsu.
The four turtles confront the wondrous New York City where they face dangerous villains. Through battles with Shredder, the Kraang and loads of super-powerful mutants, the four turtle brothers learn to rely on themselves and each other on their way to becoming the heroes they were meant to be.
TMNT airs on Nickelodeon.
The group is made up of three animated chipmunks who sing and talk. They are Alvin, Simon and Theodore.
Switch to Nickelodeon and get a taste of the chipmunks’ roller coaster ride of music, laughter and stories.
Munki and Trunk are best friends. They are inseparable and do everything together in the jungle, exploring their world, facing fears, solving problems, having lots of fun and making friends in the process
Your kid will be one happy soul watching this comedy that airs on Nickelodeon.
The Wayne is an apartment where Ansi Molina lives and is finally joined by two siblings Olly Timbers and Saraline Timbers.
Ansi does not have many friends but loves his books. Olly is outgoing and his seven-year-old sister, Saraline knows a lot to do with technology and gadgets but is not taken seriously by adults.
The three, who call themselves ‘Team Timbers’, experience many adventures, mysterious creatures that dwell in The Wayne and they vow to protect the Wayne and everyone in it.
You can watch the trio on Nickelodeon.