Parents' Guide to

Catie's Amazing Machines

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Stereotype-busting STEM show has lots of fun vehicles.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Gender diversity in action

Catie is fresh and interesting. She genuinely looks like she’s having a great time with the vehicles and is a great role model.

Is It Any Good?

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This entertaining series offers preschoolers a chance to learn more about different kinds of vehicles and how they work. While the concept itself isn't particularly original, the fact that it is hosted by a woman makes it feel like it is. Despite a rising number of women in motor sports, and in the fields of science and engineering, Catie Munnings' presence still manages to create the sense that the show is, in part, meant to challenge gender stereotypes as as they relate to machines, technology, and who uses them. Adding to this are some of the host's obvious efforts to stay away from gender-specific terminology. These aren't bad things, since they serves to normalize the presence of people from all walks of life in these areas for future generations. But what also makes Catie's Amazing Machines fun is that it features enough big, fast, and sophisticated vehicles to satisfy young motor vehicle enthusiasts.

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