Kangaroo Beach is a brand new show about four young animal friends, Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy, who spend an action-packed summer at the spectacular Kangaroo Beach, training as junior cadets with their lifeguard heroes. When an emergency breaks out, the cadets step up to help keep the water safe.
The show is made up of short episodes which are 11 minutes long – ideal to keep the attention of younger viewers like my 4 year old daughter N. We watched a few episodes of the show and both enjoyed the stories together.
As a parent, I really liked the positive messaging in the episode of “Stay Calm and Snorkel” it was about how we all feel nervous sometimes, and the trainer taught the animal friends to notice their feelings and name them to help them cope, and then reminded them that even when things are not calm outside we can still learn to create our own calm inside. I thought that this is great, and such a positive message. These techniques are difficult to master even as adults, so introducing our children to these ideas at a young age can only help them in life.
Kangaroo Beach has positive themes of fun and friendship throughout, as well as strong messaging around water safety and how much fun can be had in the water – safely. This is perfect for summer, when most of us are spending more time in and around water with our families.
The advice included within the show comes from water safety professionals and is accredited by the Swimming Teachers Association, the UK’s reputable water safety charity.
Kangaroo Beach is produced by Cheeky Little Media and created by Tim Bain, who has also written for PJ Masks, Go Jetters, Bluey, Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder among other shows for a slightly older audience. As expected from such experienced creators, the quality of this show is great in terms of both the graphics and the story content.
N enjoyed learning all about the new characters and getting to know each one
You can watch Kangaroo Beach on Nick Jr weekdays at 9.30am or on the Kangaroo Beach Youtube channel