Now that it is summer and with the pandemic going on, families will be looking to spend time together and watch shows and movies that not only entertain but educate them. Apple TV+ has a selection of children series for various ages that were recently nominated for 17 Daytime Emmys. A few shows to check out this summer include going to space with Snoopy, learning about living on earth, problem-solving monsters, a ghost who releases fictional characters from books to the real world, and many more.
Snoopy in Space
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts group help Snoopy achieve his dreams to become a NASA astronaut. In these 12 animated shorts, they go to space to explore the moon and go beyond, Snoopy taking command of the International Space Station.
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, possible top-secret astronaut Snoopy and the Peanuts take a lighthearted look at NASA and the beloved Peanuts characters created by Charles M. Schulz. This documentary also includes Jeff Goldblum as a self-published NASA historian and appearing as himself is filmmaker and actor Ron Howard.
Join Cody and a team of vibrant monsters called the Helpsters who love to solve problems. Because everything starts with a plan and teamwork, viewers can see them figuring out how to master a magic trick, plan a party, and more. They are the ones to go to.
This series is brought to you from the makers of Sesame Street for the recommended ages of 3-5 years old. The Helpsters encourage and educate lessons in self-confidence, communication, working with others, and pre-coding skills. Some guests you will recognize in the first 13 episodes are Rachel Dratch, Alan Cummings, Amber Tamblyn, Vanessa Bayer, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Kal Penn, Jorma Taccone, Ali Stroker, and Shaggy.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
The film follows an intelligent 7-year-old (Jacob Tremblay) who learns about the wonders of earth from his parents (Ruth Negga and Chris O’Dowd) and the Museum of Everything over a single day.
The animated short film is based on Oliver Jeffers’ book. It features the voice talents of Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!) as the narrator, Chris O’Dowd (Girls), Jacob Tremblay (Room), and Ruth Negga (Ad Astra). It was written by Luke Matheny (God of Love), directed by Philip Hunt (Lost and Found), executive produced by Sue Goffe (A Morning Stroll), Hunt, and Oliver Jeffers (Here We Are), with the music composed by Alex Somers (How to Train Your Dragon).
A ghost is haunting the bookstore and begins to release fictional characters from books into the real world. Four kids team up to solve the mystery behind the ghost’s unfinished business with only a secret message that only they can see. They become friends while finding the truth to try to solve the mystery. The spirit of adventure comes to life.
Each episode features literature from authors like D.J. MacHale (Pendragon series) and Kwame Alexander (Rebound). The multicultural cast where children can see themselves in the characters shows and encourages kids to read various literature and increase vocabulary, comprehension, reading fundamentals, and writing. Guest stars include Tiffany Haddish and Neil Patrick Harris.
Apple TV+ features a wide variety of programs, movies, and more. You can get the app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku devices, and other select smart devices. For more information about the programs and how to watch them, visit the website.