This is a really wild show. My nine-year-old daughter loves it. It's kind of a cross between "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "Sesame Street," except that it leans more towards third to, I'd say, seventh graders. One half-hour show contains a few little episodes, each one with unique ways of teaching a child new words, spelling, history facts, etc.; each one is done in a combination of animation (stop-action, not cartoon-style), live action, and puppetry. The ideas are very clever, and each one is a novelty in expressing ways of teaching children without resorting to a "teachy" style. It's very hard to explain this show, two of my daughter's favorite skits are "The Revolting Slob" and "Mugshots," to give you an idea. The busy-ness of the skits tend to wear thin for an adult after awhile, I find the teaching methods very, very good but the over-abundance of "things" going on on screen to be kind of distracting after a short time.
I would recommend this show to any parent who wants their child to learn something from a show that doesn't talk down to kids. The innovation is very refreshing.
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