12 Shows That Will Ignite a Kid’s Love for Learning and Adventure

February 17, 2021 01:20 PM

Without the thrill of field trips and outdoor activities during the quarantine period, a child’s sense of wanderlust and imagination may dwindle. So it is highly encouraged that parents should try to make their home environment more engaging to overcome the monotony of homeschooling.

It can be as simple as setting aside time to bond with their kids through shows that inspire excitement and interest-based learning. At the end of the day, television can still stimulate one’s imagination while teaching essential values and life lessons beyond a school’s curriculum.

It is just a matter of carefully choosing the content that they will consume. To guide parents in creating a worthwhile daily television session with their kids, here is a list of adventure-filled and educational shows that are available on SKYcable:

Pirate adventures, musical mysteries, and monster outbreaks on Nickelodeon

Santiago of the Seas

Begins Feb 20, Weekends at 9:30am

Follow 8-year old Santiago, a brave and kind-hearted pirate who keeps the world safe from bad guys as he embarks on exciting adventures! From battling villains like the nefarious Bonnie Bones to treasure hunting and daring rescues, there’s never a dull moment in this fantastical Caribbean world.

Blue’s Clues and You

New episodes on Feb 8-12 at 9am

Follow Josh and Blue as they take on exciting adventures with friends old and new. What happens when they decide to start a band? Will Blue be good at any of the instruments? Or perhaps you’d enjoy playing hide and seek with them more – just a word of advice, Blue knows the BEST hiding spot!

Ollie’s Pack

Begins Feb 15, Weekends at 7:30pm

What could possibly go wrong when Ollie’s backpack turns out to be a powerful portal to the world of monsters? Well...it’s up to 13 year-old Ollie and his two best friends, Cleo and Bernie, to protect the earth from the horrifying monsters that escape – and protect the helpful monsters that assist them!

Well-loved cartoon characters and cute animal heroes on Nick Jr.

Dora the Explorer Weekend Marathon Stunt

Feb 20 & 21 (Weekends) at 6:55am

Hola amigos! Join Dora and Boots on their thrilling adventures in this 4-hour marathon special, where they meet new friends, overcome obstacles and of course – stop Swiper from swiping!

Peppa Pig

Feb 22 – March 5 (Mon – Sun) at 1:00pm

Every day is an adventure for Peppa Pig! Join her as she discover new things, and helps her family and friends do the same. There is always something to smile about with Peppa around!

Deer Squad

Feb 22 – March 5 (Mon – Sun) at 8:30am

The Deer Squad is here! Join Kai, Lola, Rammy and Bobbi as they guard the critters of Central Forest and protect the residents of Platinum City with their planet powers. Whenever there’s a crisis, you can count on them to save the day!

Spooky stories, laugh out loud moments, and big city escapades on Cartoon Network

Summer Camp Island

Feb 27, Weekends at 6:45pm

The Summer Camp Island gang, Oscar, Susie and Lucy return with more exciting and spooky stories. This month they are joined by witches, yeti and even aliens! Not all camps offer the opportunity to swim with a talking shark in the swimming pool, crawl under the bed into a different universe, or make friends with the moon. But Oscar and Hedgehog do their best to navigate the mysteries and wonders of this magical place and make their stay worthwhile.

The Amazing World of Gumball

Feb 20, Weekends at 2:15pm

Cartoon Network has wrapped up all the hilarious moments from the first six seasons in special celebratory episodes. The rib-tickling episodes will focus on Gumball and his friends in Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween themed episodes.

Journey of Long

Continues Weekends at 9.45am & 7.45pm

Long is an unexpectedly troublesome dragon who dreams of becoming the best chef in the world. A country dragon at heart, Long embarks on a journey to the big city to follow his dream.

Fun and interactive Mandarin games on Miao Mi

Miao Mi Classroom

Everyday, 9:25am & 3:25pm

Miao Mi Classroom introduces Mandarin to children through stimulating flash cards and animation presented in a fun and interactive way. This month, Miao Mi teaches you the Chinese words for “Emotions” including Joyful, Angry, Sad, and Surprised!

Write with Miao Mi

Mon-Fri, 9:00am & 3:00pm

Write With Miao Mi is an interactive animation series that teaches children how to write basic simplified Chinese characters in a fun and creative way! This month, Miao Mi teaches you how to write the words for “Comparison”, including More/Less, Fast/Slow,Tall/Short and Light/Heavy!

Find with Miao Mi

Sundays, 8:30am & 2:30pm

Find With Miao Mi reinforces Chinese learning with children by getting them to find specific subjects in pictures in a fun and engaging manner. This month, join Detective Miao Mi in finding different items for Chinese New Year celebration such as red packets and firecrackers!

Where to Watch


  • SD Ch 45 - Metro Manila, Camanava/Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan (San Jose Del Monte)
  • SD Ch 105 - Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Gensan

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Nick Jr.

  • SD Ch 103 - Metro Manila, Camanava/Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan (San Jose Del Monte)

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Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network

  • HD Ch 178 | SD Ch 43 - Metro Manila, Camanava/Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan (San Jose Del Monte)
  • HD Ch 731 | SD Ch 104 - Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Gensan

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Miao Mi

  • Ch 118: Metro Manila, Camanava/Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan (San Jose Del Monte)
  • Ch 108: Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao

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