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Have you heard of the brand new water safety themed show ‘Kangaroo Beach’ on Nick Jr? From the creators of Bluey, keep reading to find out more…
We were given the opportunity to work with Nick Jr. and preview their brand new ‘Kangaroo Beach’ show which is aired on weekday mornings at 9.30am.
A bit about the show…
Four young animal friends share an action-packed summer training as cadets with their lifeguard heroes, keeping the water safe at the spectacular Kangaroo Beach in Australia.
Follow Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy on their adventures during an action-packed summer and see how they step up to help keep the water safe when an emergency breaks out.
Kangaroo Beach is produced by Cheeky Little Media and created by Tim Bain who also wrote for PJ Masks and the brilliant series called Bluey (which hopefully you know about too).
Tim started his career in children’s television while living in London and realised that the potential for kids television to offer inspiring messages to its audiences.
Tim grew on the Victoria surf coach in Australia which was used for the basis of Kangaroo Beach!
What did we think of Kangaroo Beach?
My two year old and six year old absolutely loved the episodes we previewed. We are already fans of Bluey so were used to those sweet Australian accents and Kangaroo Beach was a breath of fresh-air.
From a personal perspective, I love the message of water safety. We are in and out of the water both at home (in our giant paddling pool) and often on the Kent coast as well as when we are lucky enough to go on holiday, and water safety is such an important thing to be aware of. Especially when children aren’t yet strong swimmers.
My daughter’s favourite character was Frizzy the koala. She’s a fabulous force of seaside entertainment and a little bit like the class clown in many ways!
My son’s favourite character was Neville – a hairy nosed wombat who doesn’t like getting sweaty! Which is a tricky thing when you live in Australia. Neville would rather surf the web than surf the waves and can sometimes suffer from low self esteem. But thankfully his friends always have his back and help him to realise what a warrior wombat he really is.
Anything else you should know?
The water safety advice in the show is accredited by the Swimming Teachers Association, the UK’s reputable water safety charity.
The purpose of Kangaroo Beach is to inspire swimmers to think first and inform themselves before they ‘hop’ into the water and once they do jump in, to encourage them to have the time of their lives! We love this messaging and the fact that the show is not only enjoyable and fun, but educational too.
Tune in to Kangaroo Beach on weekdays at 9.30am on Nick Jr!