No kid is more curious about the world than Kaya, the self-‐styled sleuth and heroine of the animated and interactive children’s series Bug Detective. With the help of her magical
‘MagGlass” Kaya can shrink to help bugs solve problems in the Bug World.
But she’s not alone. Every good detective needs a partner and Betty, her tech-‐savvy and blogging neighbour fits the bill. As a computer whiz and inventor of gadgets, Betty is Kaya’s ‘real world’ support. When Kaya shrinks in size and is transported into Bug World, her research along with Kaya’s ‘on the scene’ observations spark the ideas that that help solve the mystery.
In every episode Kaya encounters a different insect. Whether it’s helping an ant find its way home, or a spider who can’t spin a web, Kaya and Betty put their problem-‐solving skills to work to resolve the problem and in the process reveal something fascinating about each insect they encounter.
And at the end of the day the things they’ve learned are online on Betty’s blog and interactive site.
Driven by imagination, exploration and a few laughs, Bug Detective is a strong narrative adventure that combines children’s natural curiosity with developmental themes such as friendship, teamwork and communication to educate, celebrate and empower kids to find out more and learn about our natural environment.