UKI

Uki is a charming animated series featuring a fantasy character living in a fairy tale world. There's no language or violence; there isn't even the hint of menace. The show is nonverbal, with the plot advanced by music cues and sounds. The action is slow and measured, and the colors are bright and cheerful but not blinding. It's appropriate for very young viewers, who may learn about cooperation and friendship from watching Uki and friends solve fun problems together.




FISHTRONAUT

Fishtronaut introduces preschoolers to matters of the environment and nature through the lively adventures of a team of mystery solvers. As they follow clues to answer the day's riddle, they learn about animal habits, classification, and nature's diversity, as well as discovering that learning from their mistakes is as important as getting the right answer on the first try. The stories tread lightly on issues such as extinction (in one episode, a blue macaw mentions that he's one of the last of his kind because of years of humans capturing them in the wild, for instance), so kids might have questions that linger after the story's end. Pre-reading skills such as color recognition and counting are involved in the show, and the characters must mimic rhythmic patterns to access clues to their tasks.






2HANDS

2Hands is an interactive series. In each episode it poses a riddle to its young viewers. Children should deduct from what they have been seeing. "Blue Hand" comes with a gift box, opens it and asks "Cloud Queen" for three gifts. “Cloud Queen” produces three rain drops that transform in large air bubbles. Each bubble contains an object.

When the bubble containing the objects are falling from the sky, naughty "Blue Bird" and "Bird Rosa" prick two of the three air bubbles and just one object falls in the gift box.

"Blue Hand" takes the closed gift box to "Yellow Hand" for the latter to guess which object is in the box. As a reward for being right, “Yellow Hand” receives the air bubble containing the object. The air bubble turns into a balloon going up in the sky. When “Cloud Queen: catches the balloon, she smiles happily.



DRAGON

Dragon is a darling preschool series inspired by a series of children's books by Dav Pilkey. The stories follow Dragon's experiences at home and around his community, illustrating how he solves problems (how to feed his new cat, for instance), enjoys the outdoors, and performs common tasks. They're methodically paced and narrated much like a book would be read, with pauses that encourage kids to process what they see and hear. Most episodes show Dragon learning something new, and in every case he's shown to be kind and a good friend. This gentle series is an excellent companion to the books and amply entertaining on its own.



RASTAMOUSE

The show follows crime busting mouse reggae band Da Easy Crew, who split their time between making music and solving mysteries for Da President of Mouseland. Rastamouse is a delightful watch with bold scenery, stop-motion animation, and reggae music. Rastamouse and his friends follow clues to uncover the source of troubles that arise in their town and help people make better decisions that help, rather than inconvenience, people.



FRANNY'S FEET

The show follows the adventures of Frances "Franny" Fantootsie (a portmanteau of "fantasy" and "tootsie") as she tries on various pairs of shoes and travels to different places in the world. Franny's Feet exposes viewers to racial and cultural differences around the world and even thoughtfully touches on disabilities. Helping others is a central theme, and Franny and her new friends talk openly about their feelings. The show combines vocabulary development and global learning with age-appropriate storytelling.



MILY MISS QUESTIONS

Join Mily and her friends as they investigate the major themes of life encountered in everyday situations. Mily is a funny, curious and uncertain little 9-year-old girl. Like many children her age, she has a great many questions about life, people, and the world. She s never lost for words; in fact, life for her is a goody-bag full of questions to be dipped into. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations and without ever favoring a particular point of view, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning and the development of an inquiring mind.



MASTER RAINDROP

The series begins with personifications of two of the five elements, Raindrop (water) and Shao Yen (wood), training with their Master, Yun, in the ancient art of Chitaido. However the strongest leader in the Land of a Thousand Legends, General Bu, upsets the peaceful world by taking Yun to begin his attempt to capture the four elements after Flamo, the fire element, joins him voluntarily. General Bu does this to stop the elements joining together and defeating him. Master Raindrop and Shao Yen are soon joined by the other two elements: Jin Hou, the metal element, and Niwa, the earth element (a humanoid girl who appears to be made of clay). Together they attempt to rescue Master Yun and travel to the place where the golden dragon was defeated and restore him to power.

WALTER AND TANDOORI

Walter & Tandoori is a Canadian animated series whose characters -- a man and his chicken friend -- discover the effects of various environmental troubles on a daily basis. From small matters like littering and untended pet waste to larger concerns like oil slicks and space debris, kids see how regular people, wildlife, and sensitive ecosystems suffer the hazards of careless actions. While many stories highlight bad behavior and effects, others focus on positive ecological practices like composting and recycling. Kids see that even small changes can have an impact on combating environmental pollution and other concerns (a good thing!), but the show rarely presents other sides to the stories. As such, parents should point out the reality of how and why these environmental concerns exist and what steps are being taken to improve them.

TELMO & TULA

With a large dose of humor, in this new season, Telmo and Tula will teach children how to develop their own Arts & Crafts skills using all kind of materials: plasticine, paper mache, clay, ink, etc. Join them and their new pet, Paquito, a tiny mouse, into a world that will stimulate children’s creativity through fun.