As a parent to tots, we are always looking for fun, educational and interactive television programs that our children will love, learn and grow with. Since it is winter time, we are also looking for a show that will keep out tot physically active. We were devastated to learn that Canada gets a D- in overall physical activity and that most Canadian children do not get 60 minutes a day of exercise. To top it off, only 15% of 3-4 year olds and 5% of 5 years olds are meeting the Canadian physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines.
As parents, we want to leave our children with the fundamental tools to stay physically healthy and ingrain them with these methods in their EARLY childhood. When we were introduced to the CBC KIDS’ new show The Moblees, we knew we had our answer to healthy, fun, interactive television (especially during these freezing days!)
The Moblees is a new interactive musical adventure series that gets kids from 3-5 years old up and moving! Its bold, fun and colourful! Advised by a team of renowned experts including Dr. Mark Tremblay and Dr. Lynn Oldershaw, you can expect your child to be jumping around and enjoying this fun and interactive show.
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Featuring fun moves, memorable music and catchy lyrics, The Moblees turns home viewers into home do-ers by getting them off the floor and into the action through direct-to-camera address and playful participation. The series stars five loveable characters who – along with do-ers at home – overcome obstacles through teamwork and movement: feisty Bailey Butterfly (Shannon Hamilton); her spontaneous younger brother, Carlin Caterpillar (Scott Farley); brainy perfectionist Gisbert Grasshopper (Chris George); tail-waggity optimist Dasha Dog (Michelle Bouey); and super smooth Sylvio Snake (Matt Nethersole). Kids from around the world also share their own Moblee moves in the series.
The show hits each child’s senses, its visually appealing with its bright colours and great characters. It has great background music to get your children up and great movements to keep them moving and getting that much needed physical activity. Its 30 minute episodes are guarantee to get those heart rates up and put smiles on your children’s faces! It will have a total of eleven episodes with live action interactive musical adventure, highlighting nutrition, physical activity and integrating a holistic approach to living. Way to go KID’s CBC! This show airs Monday to Friday at 8am on the CBC!
The series’ curriculum is advised by a team of esteemed experts including Kids’ CBC Developmental Psychologist Dr. Lynn Oldershaw; Dr. Mark Tremblay, Chief Advisor for non-sedentary behaviors and physical activity, Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Dr. James Mandigo, Professor and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University and co-founder of Brock’s Centre for Healthy Development; and Mary Savoye-DeSanti, RD, CD-N, CDE, a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and Associate Director of Pediatric Obesity at Yale University, School of Medicine.
The Moblees originated and continues as a live family show that is performed in Canada, the UnitedStates and around the world. Recent engagements include the Pacific NationalExhibition in Vancouver and the U.S. White House Easter Egg Roll.
Filmed in Halifax in the summer of 2014, The Moblees is produced by Boulevard and Shaftesbury in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ohmland Holdings and William Kohane, and is based on the theatrical production “The Ohmies” by Laurie Miller and Benjamin Tollefson. The series is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Joanna Webb, Katrina Walsh, Seth A. Goldstein, Amy Sprecher, Benjamin Tollefson, Laurie Miller and William Kohane, with Teresa Ho serving as producer.
The Moblees isproduced with the participation of The Canada Media Fund, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia through The East Link TV Independent Production Fund and the Government of Ontario Film and Television Tax Credits; and with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, and the assistance of the Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit. Shaftesbury holds all sales rights for the television series outside of Canada.
About Kids’ CBC
Kids’ CBC celebrates and empowers Canadian children and families by giving them a voice, and creating smart, forward-thinking content that promotes children’s well-being and development. Our educational mandate is to create shows that are not only age-appropriate, but also actively promotes healthy child development in all areas – cognitive, social, creative, emotional and physical. In addition to our award-winning Kids’ CBC interstitial content (which specifically targets the five main areas of development), the programs in our lineup, both on air and online, have been carefully selected to reflect a balance of a child’s core developmental needs. Kids’ CBC programs are available in the morning on CBC TV, and online at Kids’ CBC 1 and Kids’ CBC 2, the free TV for Me streaming app for iPad, and at YouTube.com/KidsCBC. The CBC Parents website extends the Kids’ CBC experience by empowering parents and caregivers to implement the whole child strategy in their every day life with crafts, activities and helpful information.
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Boulevard specializes in children’s television production. The owner, Katrina Walsh, executive producer, has been involved in this industry for two decades and has a proven track record of producing high quality award-winning television for children. Series produced include Poko (awards: Gemini – Best Preschool Series; YMA Best Children’s Series; Shaw Rocket Prize), Lunar Jim, Bo On The Go, Animal Mechanicals, The Mighty Jungle (YMA Best overall series and Special Jury Award), Canada’s Super Speller (awards: Gemini – Best Children’s and Youth Non-fiction) and Monster Math Squad.
With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an innovative creator and distributor of original content. Sold in 120 countries, Shaftesbury’s slate includes five seasons of The Listener for CTV, Fox International Channels, Shine International and ION; eight seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV Studios Global Entertainment; and new preschool series The Moblees for Kids’ CBC. Shaftesbury’s digital media studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, creates original digital content including the hit YouTube series Carmilla; comedy series Backpackers for The CW and CTV Extend; and 3D sci-fi series State of Syn for Hulu and Google Glass. Shaftesbury recently launched shift2, an innovative agency that targets Generation C on YouTube. Visit us online at http://www.shaftesbury.ca and http://www.smokebomb.ca.