Nickelodeon just made lots of little-‘uns — and likely their harried parents — smile. The kid-focused cable net today ordered new seasons of three of its top programs for preschoolers: Blaze and the Monster Machines, PAW Patrol and Shimmer and ShineThe renewals add to its half-dozen new preschooler-targeted series set to bow in the next two years.

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In the 20-episode Season 4 of Blaze and the Monster Machines, monster truck Blaze and his 8-year-old driver AJ will continue to execute epic rescues to save his friends and Axle City.  Nick said the series is the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in every episode.

 

In the fourth season of PAW Patrol (26 episodes, produced by Spin Master Entertainment), pups Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Everest, Tracker and Skye will be called on to participate in Mission PAW rescues in the kingdom of Barkingburg, located an Air Patroller ride away from Adventure Bay. PAW Patrol features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem solving.

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Season 3 of Shimmer and Shine (20 episodes) will follow the twin genies-in-training as they travel beyond the Rainbow Waterfalls in Zahramay Falls, where new worlds and fantastical experiences await.  Shimmer and Shine features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles.