Nick Jr Sunscreen Song

Ages: 2 - 5Producer: Nickelodeon Rating: TV Y - All Children

Setting instructions to music has long been a staple of teaching kids how to complete simple tasks.  Applying sunscreen gets that same musical treatment in this short music video offered by Nick Jr.

This video packs a lot into a 90-second song.  A diverse cast of live-action kids (including one using a wheelchair) bops along to the beat against a colorful animated background. Popular animated characters from Nick Jr shows – including Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, and Bubble Guppies – help out, dancing and chiming in as lyrics explain the importance of using sunscreen; instructions for applying it; and a reminder that sunscreen is necessary in both hot and cold weather.

Every parent knows the frustration of rubbing slippery lotion on a squirming kid who just wants to go out and play.  Nick Jr.’s tuneful little tutorial may be the key to making sunscreen “cool” for young kids.


Gina Catanzarite ©2020 Parents’ Choice

Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 14 Emmy® awards, 37 Emmy® nominations, a Matrix award, 3 Golden Quill awards, 2 Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.