Fiji has launched its first-ever animated TV series called Bula Kids which aims to promote learning and prepare young children for school.
A first of its kind in Fiji and developed entirely within the country with local characters, content and languages, Bula Kids is aimed at young children aged between two to six years and their families.
Bula Kids uses the power of multimedia to build children’s learning and life skills using five children who portray the diversity of the community in Fiji.
The episodes focus on the alphabet, colours, counting, fire safety, manners, music, opposites, shapes, objects that sink and float, as well as basic hygiene, which is the first episode to be launched on Monday 31st May.
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar says while children need to be home for their own safety, they are providing a platform for children to learn, and also parents to get directly involved in the learning process with their children.
She encourages parents to take time and ensure their children are taking advantage of this valuable resource.
The animated TV series also aims to expand language capabilities through vocabulary learning with segments aired in English, i-Taukei and Fiji Hindi.
UNICEF Pacific Representative, Sheldon Yett says they are pleased that children will be able to learn important lessons through Bula Kids including how to properly wash their hands, a critical skill to stay healthy.
Bula Kids will start airing on FBC TV and Walesi platforms from 31st May 2021.
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