Programming for children�s television requires a rather different approach to adult programming and presenting. So In Focus spoke to Eugenie du Toit, executive producer at Yo.TV! to get the low-down on just what the approach should be and what the future of kids� television is in SA.

�You always walk a fine line between what is cool and what is age inappropriate,� says Du Toit, adding that programme selection is a slow and careful process, needing to always be mindful of the balance between wants and needs.

Children content handlers should make sure there is always edutainment - a mix of education and entertainment - in the programming. She says kids� television carries with it a far bigger responsibility than adult television �as you are forging mindsets. You have to make education entertaining and filter out the nonsense. It�s immoral to make kids television without education thrown in the mix.�

Programming for children�s television requires a rather different approach to adult programming and presenting. So In Focus spoke to Eugenie du Toit, executive producer at Yo.TV! to get the low-down on just what the approach should be and what the future of kids� television is in SA.

�You always walk a fine line between what is cool and what is age inappropriate,� says Du Toit, adding that programme selection is a slow and careful process, needing to always be mindful of the balance between wants and needs.

Children content handlers should make sure there is always edutainment - a mix of education and entertainment - in the programming. She says kids� television carries with it a far bigger responsibility than adult television �as you are forging mindsets. You have to make education entertaining and filter out the nonsense. It�s immoral to make kids television without education thrown in the mix.�