Sky adds Educational features to Kids service

Sky has launched new educational features to its Sky Kids service, as millions of children face weeks away from school.

The Learning from Home feature splits educational content into three curriculum stages and is available alongside the usual mix of children's entertainment from 11 children's channels. In addition to being available via the Sky box, the Sky Kids app can be downloaded by Sky subscribers in order to access the content on a mobile device.

New educational content on Sky Kids:

Foundation: Early Years – under 5s

Featured content includes Numberblocks which focuses on numeracy, Labuntina for educational songs, alongside shows such as Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Rusty Rivets and Octonauts.

Key Stage 1 – 5-7 year-olds

Featured content includes natural history and science programming such as Ocean Rescue: Dive In & Do It and Maddie’s Do You Know? alongside dance tutorials from Kidz Bop and Sky Sports’ Kids Fit in 5.

Key Stage 2 – 8-11 year-olds

Featured content includes current affairs and factual shows such as Braydon Meets plus Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch.

Alongside this Sky Kids also has new shows for kids like The Adventures of Paddington from Nick Jr and DreamWorks Animation’s Where’s Wally?. This Easter Sky Kids will launch all-new episodes of Moominvalley, plus a new Sky original, Bad Nature that brings disgusting animal facts to life with comedy.

[Source: Sky Newsroom]