Scout & The Gumboot Kids
Scout & the Gumboot Kids invites children to be mindful and experience the wonders of nature. In each episode, Scout — a stop motion animated mouse — encourages children to go outside and explore the world around them. He connects the Gumboot Kids, a group of real-life diverse Canadian children, with the beauty of the natural world.
Episode length: 4m30s (approx.)
Mixing the magic of traditional stop motion animation with CGI animation and live action, each episode of Scout & The Gumboot Kids has a tactile artistic and visually rich take on the natural world. The visual style and bursts of lively original music contribute to the joyfulness, curiosity and delight that infuse this series.
A key element of the show is the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is described as the gentle effort to be present in an open and non-judgemental way. Mindfulness practices for children include activities that require focused attention on moment-to-moment experiences such as the sensations of breathing, sound or body movement. It encourages attention to the senses and fosters a curiosity about the world. Scout & The Gumboot Kids uses mindfulness practice as a means of fostering curiosity and a sense of connection with nature.
In each episode, Scout provides the Gumboot Kids with creative, playful and meaningful ways of engaging with the natural world.