"Hi-5" is the newest children's sensation to reach the preschool programming scene since the debut of fellow Aussie property, "The Wiggles," which "Hi-5" has unseated as the #1 kids show and best-selling children's property in both Australia and the UK.  The group features five fresh-faced, ethnically-diverse role models—Kimee Balmilero, Curtis Cregan, Karla Cheatham-Mosley, Jennifer Peterson-Hind and Shaun Taylor-Corbett—who explore new themes through dynamic and playful presentations that utilize song, dance and imaginative skits to encourage interactive participation by young audiences.  
The "Hi-5" TV series presents the engaging cast singing catchy tunes to ecstatic preschoolers, who dance and sing along.  Each cast member leads a different show segment focusing on important developmental learning concepts across all educational categories—from logical thinking and math to music and linguistics.  While Kimee helps children figure out "Puzzles & Patterns" (logical thinking), Karla hosts "Body-Move" (coordination and motor skills).  While Curtis makes some noise in "Making Music" (musicality), Jenn has fun with "Word Play" (linguistic and aural skills), and Shaun blasts off with "Shapes in Space" (visual and spatial awareness).  Chatterbox and Jup Jup, two energetic puppets, join in the on-screen adventures to the delight of young viewers.
In April 2006, "Hi-5" earned a 2006 Daytime Emmy Award nomination from the National Television Academy for "Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series"—its second consecutive nomination in the coveted category!  Seen in 85 million homes each weekday on TLC and Discovery Kids, the standout series received the top honor alongside such long-revered names in children's television as "Sesame Street" and "Blue's Clues" spin-off, "Blue's Room."
"Hi-5" has earned critical acclaim from top U.S. press outlets and coveted awards from national media evaluators.  The Hi-5 ensemble's debut musical CD, "Jump and Jive with Hi-5" from KOCH Records, earned a prestigious 2004 Parents' Choice Award and "Hi-5: Music Magic," one of the group's three DVD introductions from MGM Home Entertainment, has been awarded an esteemed 2004 iParenting Media Award.  A favorite of NBC's "Today" show, where the group has performed three times, they have also earned the adoration of the show's famous hosts, Matt Lauer and Al Roker, as well as their kids.  Additionally, Hi-5 has wowed its loyal fans with live performances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and multiple appearances nationwide on their "Move Your Body Tour," causing Hi-5-mania among the pre-school set and their parents!  

Hi-5 is a production of Kids Like Us and Nine Films & Television, in association with Discovery Kids.  The critically-acclaimed kids show is produced and created by award-winning producer Helena Harris ("Bananas in Pyjamas").


Network: Discovery Kids
Genre: Family
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: February 24, 2003
Finale Date: October 13, 2006
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Kids Like Us
Nine Film & Television Pty. Ltd.

showell1 says:
trying desperately to get HI5 for granddaughter who is big fan. where and how can we watch episodes?
claudia says:
My daugther loves the show were can I find movies or the show in DVD
jrm says:
Is this show not going to be broadcast on the Hub channel or any other? The best show on TV for my grandson. Please let us know what is going on.
woman40 says:
Is Hi-5 coming back on tv. I watch a great grand daughter & she loves it & I do too. Hi-5 five is entertaining & learning and most other programs for children are unfit, gross, scary & just none I can find that I want her to watch. We do not teach our kids gross nasty or mean actions & almost all of the children's programs now are like that. Please bring back Hi-5 & friends.
dash says:
where can i get Hi-5 on dvd

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