No matter which DStv package you have, August is going to be an incredible month for your kids, from the tinies to the tweens and teens.
Big news for little kids includes the brand-new Paw Patrol season and a big marathon to help get everyone excited for the Paw Patrol movie, which is out in cinemas from Friday, 20 August.
There are plenty of imaginative live action series for tweens and younger teens, too, including the return of The Bureau of Magical Things,and the launch of the brand-new Disney series Spin.
The School of Laughter is the most fun way for kids to learn about the world. Here are the top highlights for this month:
When an accident strands a blind dad (Steve Byers) in the wilderness with only his sister’s dog, Chinook, to help him, Chinook must lead him to safety while his family mounts a rescue mission.
Watch on Saturday, 7 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16:00
Teen orphan Annabel lives with her grandfather on an island, surrounded by love and friendship. She even has a dolphin pal – until another side of the family decides to seek custody of her.
Watch on Saturday, 14 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16:00
In this Norwegian animated moo-sical comedy, Klara the teen cow visits her retired rock star dad on his farm, hoping for his help with a talent competition, only to find the farm in peril.
Watch on Saturday, 21 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16:00
The Fixies: Top Secret
Fixies are tiny beings who fix electrical appliances. But when 1 mischievous Fixie gets hold of superpowered bracelets, a boy and a professor must figure out how to stop him in this Russian animation.
Watch on Saturday, 28 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16:00
Compact Plus Kids’ series
The Bureau of Magical Things S2
Teenaged Kyra gains supernatural powers after she stumbles upon a world full of magic. This season, Kyra and Darra’s search for a lost temple awakens a dangerous artefact that makes elf and fairy magic malfunction.
Watch from Monday, 2 August on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 18:30
The Substitute S2
In this hidden camera prank show, special effects artists transform celebrities so that they can go undercover as substitute teachers to surprise a class of students. Celebs include Peyton List, Chloe Kim, Lele Pons and Gabriel Iglesias.
Watch from Monday, 23 August on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 18:00
Compact Kids’ series
Indian-American teen Rhea lives with her multigenerational family. After her mom’s death, she’s her family’s rock – until she falls for aspiring DJ Max, who reminds her of her own musical talent and dreams of being a producer.
Watch from Friday, 20 August on Disney Channel (DStv channel 303) at 17:00
Paw Patrol takeover
Paw Patrol S5
Tech-savvy 10-year-old Ryder leads a team of first responder puppies as they help the folk of Adventure Bay, who’re cursed with a bizarrely incompetent mayor, a rival town’s corrupt mayor, and his Kitten Catastrophe Crew.
Watch from Monday, 2 August on NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 08:50
Non-Stop Paw Patrol & Sunday Marathons
Celebrating the arrival of S5 along with feature-length Paw Patrol: The Movie, which arrives in SA cinemas from Friday, 20 August, Nick Jr is dedicating an entire viewing block to Paw Patrol puppy power! And Paw Patrol puppy power intensifies on Sunday afternoons, too
Watch from Saturday, 7 August to Friday, 20 August on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from 08:05
Watch Sundays from Sunday, 1 August on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from 16:00
Family kids’ series
Jungle Beat S8
The jungle animals, including Munki, Trunk and Tallbert, are disturbed by the arrival of 3 human explorers – Simon, Rita and Mirabelle – and their puppy, so they do their best not to be seen, throughout the season.
Watch from Saturday, 7 August on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 08:05
Tip top series
Down On The Farm S1
This kids’ series explores the outdoor world of farming and the countryside, from livestock to harvesting. Presenters JB Gill and Storm Huntley will show kids where food comes from and how it's grown.
Watch from Monday, 2 August on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 16:30
Marvelous Makes Lab S1
The Marvelous Makes workshop showed you all sorts of projects you could make with modelling clay. Now the Makes lab will show you experiments that you can perform at home using ordinary household goods.
Watch from Sunday, 8 August on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) at 09:00
The Dream Job
Three company bosses bring a group of kids into their business for a week to allow them to experience adult work first-hand and explore careers beyond the normal ones they see in the media or find out about at school.
Watch on Saturday, 7 August on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) at 17:30
All new specials
Sofia Princess Week
Get ready for the Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration!
Watch from Monday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 09:00
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Marathon
Set in the future, a secret agency combines a newly discovered substance called "Morph-X" with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team.
Watch on Saturday, 31 July on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) from 16:30-20:20
Play & Make Special
Clear the big table, lay down some protection for the surface, and bring out all your crafting goodies! It’s time for special episodes of all of Da Vinci’s most creative shows today including Marvellous Makes Lab, Darwin & Newts, Milly Miss Questions, Infotoy, Hands Up,
Do You Know? And Totally Rubbish.
Watch on Sunday, 15 August on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) from 09:00