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DStv’s Pick of the Week

Getting back into a productive school routine can be challenging for the whole family and is often accompanied by a range of emotions.

This is why it’s so important to help kids transition from a holiday mindset to one that’s primed for soaking up knowledge and getting them excited for the school year ahead.

But during the back-to-school madness, don’t forget to factor in some planned family time as well.

Play a board game, listen to some family-friendly audio books and podcasts, host a dance-off in the living room, or watch top-notch educational programmes that will teach the entire family something new while keeping everyone entertained.

Here is a list below for shows that your kids will love watching:

Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch: Ready for an adventure with a culinary twist? Join Matilda Ramsay and her family — dad Gordon, mom Tana, and siblings Jack, Megan and Holly — on the trip of a lifetime as they head to Los Angeles for some serious exploring and loads of eating.

Catch all the tasty fun Mondays to Fridays at 6.20pm on Da Vinci (Channel 318).

Ready Set Dance: It’s time to jump up and get moving with this vibrant musical dance series for pre-schoolers.

Freeze, Twirl, and the Kid Crew will make sure that everyone (even Gogo) joins in on the fun with activities such as skipping and jumping as well as their daily signature dance move.

Get ready for some toe-tapping every day at 7.26am on Nick Jr (Channel 307).

Edge of Alaska: Have you ever wondered what people get up to in a teeny-tiny town situated in one of the most isolated areas on earth? This reality series offers an inside look at the lives of 42 residents who have made McCarthy, Alaska, their home, as they struggle to survive the elements.

Mondays to Fridays at 2.45pm on Discovery Channel (Channel 121).

Other shows to watch out for include:
Chopped Junior: Mondays to Thursdays at 12.45pm on Real Time (Channel 155).

Down on the Farm: Daily at 4.29pm on CBeebies (Channel 306).

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And with the MyDStv app, it’s easy to make payments and manage other self-service functions.

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