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The wonderful world of children – We’re getting big now

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VOX has been following eleven children and their families up close since 2015. In 2022, the children will be ten and eleven years old. In a long-term project which is unique in Germany, they show us what it really means to grow up. We have been meeting up with children and parents several times a year since they were four years old, allowing them to experiment together, learn, discover the world and experience it at home in their own surroundings. The renowned developmental psychologists Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen and Prof. Dr. Moritz Daum classify what we experience at home with the families and in the experiments. Viewers become party to valuable parenting tips and insights into how a child’s psyche develops.

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The wonderful world of children

We are 4!

2017 – broadcasting start of a series that has never previously existed on German TV: Eleven children, their parents and two renowned developmental psychologists offer us an absolutely unique insight into the world of four and five year-old kids. A kindergarten is equipped with cameras for a weekend every four months, so that we can watch the children almost unnoticed as they get to know each other, explore, quarrel, make up, play and make friends.

First aired on: January 17, 2017, at 8:15 p.m. and anytime on RTL+, 90 min

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The wonderful world of children

We are 5!

A year after our successful and exciting documentary “The wonderful world of children” was aired a reunion takes place with the same kindergarten kids: This time, we follow the eleven children over the course period of six months. We are shown what enormous development potential the little ones have in them, who have changed immensely within a year. And not only that: they also remind us of our own childhood and how much parental judgment can affect a child’s life.

First aired on: Part 1 on January 9, 2018, Part 2 on January 16, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. and anytime on RTL+, 90 min

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The wonderful world of children

We are 6!

The kids are now 6 and 7 years old and think they’re pretty cool. They’re just starting their first year at school. And it’s full of challenges. This time we’re in a primary school near Cologne and we’re observing the behaviour of seven-year-olds for a full weekend. Like in the kindergarten, the classrooms are fitted out with cameras that monitor the children. In this new episode, viewers experience how the kids master starting out at school and why it helps both parents and children when the bigger kids return to school.

First aired on: Part 1 on January 23, 2019, Part 2 on January 30, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. and anytime on RTL+, 90 min

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The wonderful world of children

We’re getting big now!

This year we also have a reunion with the 12 children from VOX’s long-running documentary “We’re getting big now!”. This unique TV event will continue to be followed by the renowned developmental psychologists Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen from Heidelberg and Prof. Dr. Moritz Daum from Zurich.
In order to gain an authentic insight into the lives of eight- and nine-year-olds, a primary school in Cologne is fitted out with cameras and microphones once again. In the first episode, everything centres on the topic of “family”. We want to know: what’s the secret of a happy family and how do successfully build a family in the first place?

First aired on: Part 1 on March 2, 2020, Part 2 on February 9, 2020 at 8:15 p.m. and anytime on RTL+, 90 min

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The wonderful world of children

We’re getting big now! 11 Children during the year of coronavirus

For the 6th time in this unique documentary series from VOX, we experience the group of children made up of Abigail, Aliya, Paulina, Josephine, Linda, Mert, Matts, Sean, Tom, Victor and Eric on their journey to adulthood. In 2020, the coronavirus crisis really shakes everything up. Also the environment in which our children and their parents live. The boys and girls are now nine and ten years old and more curious and inquisitive and smarter than ever. For the first time they experience how an unknown danger, a virus, can paralyse the whole world. We ask: How do they and their families manage cope in this difficult time? Which family is crisis-proof and which sinks into chaos? What qualities do parents and children need to stand strong together?

First aired on: April 10, 2021 at 8:15 p.m. and anytime on RTL+, 90 min