Hi-5 House is an Australian children's television program, a spin-off of the original Hi-5 series, which originally debuted in 1999. The series stars the internationally popular children's musical group Hi-5 and holds strong educational values while entertaining through music. Hi-5 House was filmed in Singapore and later Malaysia, the original series having only ever been filmed in Australia. The series debuted on Nick Jr. Australia on 4 November 2013 before making international premieres. The third series and final series premiered on Netflix in March 2016.
The Nine Network renewed its partnership in with the Hi-5 franchise in October 2016 and announced its plans to revive the original Hi-5 with a new cast in 2017.
The program remains similar to the format of the original, providing children with education through music and movement. Hi-5 House caters to a wide range of children's learning styles, displayed through a variety of segments within the program. Child-development experts work with writers on every script. Each show is built around a simple theme like colours, music, animals, or numbers. Each show is then divided into segments that teach the concept in different ways. Music is seen as the method of joining the segments of the program together as well as highlighting the concepts and themes of each program. In Hi-5 House, each of the traditional segments were adapted to take place in a room of the "Hi-5 House", to replicate a child's immediate learning surroundings.
- Stevie Nicholson (Series 1 - 3)
- Dayen Zheng (Series 1 - 3)
- Mary Lascaris (Series 1 - 3)
- Ainsley Melham (Series 1 - 3)
- Tanika Anderson (Series 2 - 3)
- Lauren Brant (Series 1)
Each presenter hosts an education-centric segment of the show. At times, they're assisted by their co-presenters to display social skills and group problem solving skills. In Hi-5 House, each of the traditional segments take place in a room of the house, to replicate a child's immediate learning surroundings.
- Hosted by Mary Lascaris (Series 1 - 3)
- Set in the Backyard
This segment encourages body co-ordination skill development through dancing, hopping, jumping and stepping.
- Hosted by Ainsley Melham (Series 1 - 3)
- Set in the Music Room
This musical segment looks at concepts such as beat, rhythm, pitch and melody using pianos, guitars, bells and other instruments to his aid.
Puzzles and Patterns
- Hosted by Dayen Zheng (Series 1 - 3)
- Set in the Kitchen
This segment focuses on logical thinking and mathematics looking at numbers, puzzles, patterns and problem solving. This segment also features Jup-Jup, an alien puppet who is not seen by Dayen, but constantly plays tricks on her.
Shapes in Space
- Hosted by Stevie Nicholson (Series 1 - 3)
- Set in the Rumpus Room
This segment explores shape, colour, texture and pattern using various kinds of learning aids including coloured boxes, balls and play-dough.
- Hosted by Lauren Brant (Series 1) and Tanika Anderson (Series 2 - 3)
- Set in the Bedroom
This segment looks at language and sounds with the help of her puppet friend Chatterbox ("Chats").
- Hosted by Chatterbox
- Set in Chats' Box
A segment first introduced in Hi-5 House, which explores the world inside Chats' box and focuses on English-learning and language. This segment also features bookworms Aristotle and Horace, and Tinka, a toy robot whom Chats teaches to speak.
- Set in the Backyard
This penultimate segment in all episodes includes all five presenters, who join together to present a story. This segment is to promote social skills and group problem solving.
Episodes and Series
Hi-5 House has five weekly themes, with each theme lasting five episodes. Each block features a Song of the Week relating to the theme, and in each episode, the cast explain the topic and what they will explore in the episode. The two songs are not the re-makes are Underwater Discovery and Living in a Rainbow from Hi-5 House Series 3.
- Series 1 (2013)
|Number||Episodes||Song of the Week|
|1||Explore My Space||Come On In!|
|2||Things I Love at Home|
|3||Where I Come From|
|4||Inside and Outside|
|5||Pets at Home|
|6||Move Your Body||Move Your Body|
|7||Sports and Games|
|10||Learn Something New!|
|11||Magic and Fantasy||Grab Your Dream|
|13||If I Could Be Anything|
|16||Australian Animals||So Many Animals|
|17||Caring for Animals|
|21||Brave and Strong||Dance With The Dinosaurs|
- Series 2 (2014)
|Number||Episode||Song of the Week|
|1||Amazing Jungle||It's Our Planet|
|5||Super Eco Champions|
|7||World Wide web|
|8||Gadgets and Gizmos|
|11||Fun with Friends||Give Five|
|13||All Kinds of Families|
|14||My Family Traditions|
|16||Parties||It's A Party|
|19||Celebrations Around the World|
|20||You and Me|
|23||Silly Is Good|
|25||Imaginary Friends and Places|
- Series 3 (2016)
|Number||Episode||Song of the Week|
|1||Animals Homes||Animal Dance|
|4||Wonders of the World|
|5||Stars and Space|
|6||Superheroes - Special Powers||Action Hero|
|7||Local Heroes - Community|
|11||Daring||The Best Things In Life Are Free|
|12||Trying New Things|
|13||Making Your Own Fun|
|14||Things to Do|
|15||Hi-5 Fun Park|
|16||Transport||Sounds Of The City]]||17||Jobs|
|18||Fun in the City|
|19||Cities from the Past|
|22||When Am I a Team Player?|
|25||Cooperation and Communication|
|Nick Jr. originals|
|1980s premieres||Pinwheel (reruns) • Eureeka's Castle|
|1990s premieres||Allegra's Window • Gullah Gullah Island • Blue's Clues • Binyah Binyah! • Little Bill|
|2000s premieres||Oobi (shorts) • Dora the Explorer • Oswald • Whoopi's Littleburg (specials) • Blue's Room • LazyTown • The Backyardigans • Go, Diego, Go! • Jack's Big Music Show • Wonder Pets! • The Upside Down Show • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan • The Fresh Beat Band|
|2010s premieres||Team Umizoomi • Bubble Guppies • Wallykazam! • Dora and Friends: Into the City! • Blaze and the Monster Machines • Fresh Beat Band of Spies • Shimmer and Shine • Nella the Princess Knight • Sunny Day • Zoofari • Butterbean's Café • Blue's Clues & You!|
|2020s premieres||Santiago of the Seas • Baby Shark's Big Show! • Noggin Knows • The Tiny Chef Show|
|See also||List of Nick Jr. original programming|