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This was definitely quality kids' programming
18 June 2007 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing many programs on TVO back when I was a kid, and enjoying most of them, "Join In!" being no exception. I would have only been around three years old when this show began, so I wouldn't remember back when it was first on too well, if at all (I don't even know if I ever saw it around then), but the show ran for six years, so I saw it a lot during its run, probably especially towards the end, including reruns of earlier episodes.

The three main characters were Nikki (who was eventually replaced by Kia), Jacob, and Zack. These three lived in a studio apartment together, and would work to plan stories to tell and plays to act out. Various types of trouble would often arise in the lives of the these three, and there was often a lesson to learn from it. There were also three wooden figures in the apartment, which were a wizard named Winston, a fairy godmother named Emelina, and their dog, Abra. The three humans in the apartment did not know that these wooden figures were alive! Winston was a real know-it-all who often underestimated the abilities of Abra.

"Join In!" was an educational program, as it could teach kids some very valuable lessons. It also featured a lot that made it entertaining for many of those in the audience it was aimed at. There were many stories told or acted out, as well as songs that were sung by the show's characters, and some humorous moments here and there. The living wooden figures also added to the amusement. All of this made the show a very high quality piece of kids' programming!

Unfortunately, "Join In!" doesn't appear to be widely available right now. I don't even know if there are any stations at all that currently play reruns of it, and I would say there's a good chance that there's not. Also, if you search for pages on the Internet that reference this show, you probably won't find many. The vast majority of your search results will have nothing to do with the show, I think I can guarantee you that! However, for those who watched the show in their childhood, it's something that you probably won't forget if you were really into it at the time!


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