The present have been opened, the toys have been played with, and the kids are already bored, but there are still days of winter break left. What to do, what to do?
Here are 10 kid’s shows to capture your child’s attention:
Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)
For those parents in their late 20’s to early 30’s, you might remember That’s So Raven, the story of a teen with psychic visions that got her in to some amusing situations. Well, in Raven’s Home, Raven is all grown up with children of her own, but she still has her visions and she’s still getting herself and best friend Chelsea into hilarious predicaments.
Ben 10 (Cartoon Network)
This reboot of the original contains all the fantasy and violence of the original, including Ben and his alien transformation device, the Omnitrix.
Bizaardvark (Disney Channel)
This is a story of best friends Paige and Frankie, who write silly songs about their experiences and post them online. These girls focus on music and technology rather than make-up, clothes and boys, which is a refreshing change from most tween entertainment.
Rusty Rivets (Nick Jr.)
This is the perfect show to keep young minds engaged over the break, as every episode presents a problem that Rusty and his crew of rescue robots solve using STEM concepts.
Vampirina (Disney Junior)
Vampirina is a young vampire girl whose family has just moved from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Vampirina teaches us some valuable lesson about tolerance and the importance of an open mind.
Mutt & Stuff (Nick Jr.)
This show was created by Marty and Sid Kroft of H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost and Sigmund and the Seamonsters. Calvin Millan and his father Ceasar (The Dog Whisperer) run a school for dogs, which teaches valuable canine lessons that are relevant for children as well.
The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network)
In case you missed this treasure it’s first time around, the girls are back and as sugary and spicy as ever. This time, in addition to taking on villains they struggle with popularity and fitting in at school.
Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel)
Phineas and Ferb are step brothers who are determined to make the most of everyday of summer vacation by thinking up grandiose plans and then executing them, much to the annoyance of their older sister who exists, solely, to out their schemes to their mother and coo over her boyfriend Jeremy. Oh, and they also have a pet platypus that is a secret agent focused on foiling the dastardly plans of the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Milo Murphy’s Law (Disney XD)
If you were ever a fan of Weird Al Yankovic, you owe to yourself to consider this show. Milo Murphy (voiced by Yankovic) comes from a long line of unlucky individuals, but he handles such bad luck with grace and determination.
Wonder Over Yonder (Disney XD)
Wander is an intergalactic nice guy, who, together with his best friend Sylvia, travel the galaxy, eager to help anyway they can. These friendly tendencies irritate the evil Lord Hater, who wants to dominate the galaxy and is not a nice guy.