Based upon animal creation stories from all over the African continent, Tinga Tinga Tales brings to life fantastical tales - through stories and music - of how your child's favourite animals came to be the way they are today. Ever wonder why Flamingo stands on one leg, or why Lion roars? Tinga Tinga Tales may just have the answer.
Our hero Monkey and his friends Elephant, Tortoise, Tickbird, Hippo and Lion will take your child on a unique safari of adventure and storytelling.
There is nothing more important than community and friendship in Tinga Tinga. There are good animals and bad animals, grumpy animals and patient animals, water animals and land animals, tall animals, short animals, loud animals and shy animals - but they all have their role to play.
The animation in Tinga Tinga Tales was made in Kenya, based on Tingatinga art from Tanzania, and draws upon the inspiring talent of East African artists and musicians.
The educational value of the show
Tinga Tinga Tales helps children to:
- Appreciate cultural diversity.
- Increase levels of creativity and imagination.
- Explore different cultures in ways that they can understand.
- Understand the basics of literacy through storytelling.