This year seems to have ended pretty fast. Due to the Kenyan general elections, schools closed much earlier than usual. We still have one more month with our kids. We don’t know about you, but it’s feeling like eternity for us. Once the long December holidays started, many parents could hardly stifle a groan – while they love having their kids at home, it can be quite difficult to keep them busy.
The December holidays are a time for us to spend as much time together as a family as possible. Although the ideal would be to take leave from work in order to do more activities together, this does not always work out. More often than not, we have to leave our kids by themselves with the nanny as we go to work during the week.
Good clean entertainment for children is becoming harder to find. Despite having increasingly good internet speeds, especially for those of us living in urban areas, the internet is the Wild West.
Enter the new Showmax app. Now parents can go about their business, take a road trip with the kids, leave them with their grandparents, or holiday at a hotel with the full knowledge that the entertainment aspect is fully sorted. (Watching cartoon animations, however, should never be a replacement to kids actually going out and playing or discovering.
Spend as much time as you can with your kids doing activities together, which is the best type of entertainment as it’s more active than them watching TV.)
With the new Showmax app, it is now possible to download these new and engaging kids’ series on devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones for your kids to watch while offline. The best thing about the app is that you can download up to 25 episodes and movies at once. Now isn’t that music to your ears? You want more good news? Well, the content will stay on the app for one month, and you will also get visible expiry dates, which means that you will never be caught off-guard when a movie just disappears without warning.
Once you have commenced watching a certain movie or episode, you will have 48 hours to finish it, meaning that you can work on other things with your children and they can still access the movie or episode they were watching when you’re done.
These five shows are the reasons why Showmax will have your kids’ full attention this holiday.
Barbie is a legendary figure, beloved and recognized by almost everybody, and you’ll be thrilled to know that Showmax’s Barbie Collection has recently got bigger and better. It now not only includes familiar gems like Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia and Barbie in a Fashion Fairytale, but also some great new movies. There’s now a total of 12 movies in the collection, including Barbie in a Mermaid Tale, Barbie: Thumbelina and Barbie In Princess Charm School. They’re all available to stream or download on Showmax.
Disneyland, here we come, and Showmax is just what we need to get there! It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, as there’s Disney content on Showmax for every child.This holiday you are in for 15 more Disney treats including PJ Masks, Sofia the First, Liv & Maddie, Doc McStuffins, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Suite Life on Deck and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Fans of Nick Junior, you have not been forgotten! Did I hear someone say Dora? You’re in luck, because the Best of Nick Jr Collection has Dora the Explorer and Dora & Friends. Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Go, Diego, Go and All Grown Up, the Rugrats spin-off, are in there too, which is great news for anyone looking for more jingles for family time. Prepare to sing your lungs out to the unforgettable theme tunes of Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies and Wonder Pets.
Are you a fan of the LEGO Ninjago Collection that launched on Showmax earlier this year? Has your family been religious followers of the action-packed, hilarious short films and 6 seasons of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series? Well, Showmax will be launching new LEGO series and movies every week from now on. Isn’t that something? LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures and Seasons 1 and 2 of LEGO Nexo Knights, which recently launched, will surely keep your kids on the edge of their seats. There’s also LEGO Marvel and DC Superheroes, LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO FRIENDS to look out for.
If your kids are into comic books superheroes, you should definitely get the Showmax app for them because these new Marvel titles are right up their alley. The new series include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors and Avengers: Ultron Revolution to keep them happy these December holidays.
It’s starting to look like you may need more devices for the house or for yourself In the wake of all this fresh kids’ content – because with the Showmax app you can watch two different shows on two different devices simultaneously off the same account. So your kids can be bingeing on LEGO on the tablet while you take a trip down memory lane with all seven seasons of Game of Thrones on the big screen TV.
If you don’t have Showmax already, you can sign up here. They’ve got a great offer on currently – get three months of Showmax for only Ksh250 when you pay with M-Pesa. You can even buy four Ksh250 vouchers at once and get a full year of Showmax for only Ksh1 000!