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Scout & The Gumboot Kids

*EXCITING NEWS!*

Season 2 of Scout is coming to Kids' CBC in the fall of 2016! There will be 30 new episodes, each of them rich with discoveries about the natural world, focusing on the four seasons.

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.

Three of the Gumboot Kids from Scout & The Gumboot kids examining a worm.

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.

 

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