dirtgirlworld

Common Sense Media says

Field trip to the farm teaches tots about green living.

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Educational value

Kids learn about alternative energy, green living, caring for the Earth, and sustainable living in an age-appropriate way. 

Positive messages

The series exposes preschoolers to the wonders of nature and the outdoors. Each episode applies the day’s theme to different living things, showing how and what a variety of animals and plants eat, for instance.

Positive role models

Dirtgirl and her friends thrive on sustainable living, demonstrating how they use natural sources of energy (scrapboy powers his TV with a bicycle, for instance) and recycle everything they can. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this preschool series encourages kids’ curiosity about nature and promotes eco-friendly actions like recycling and gardening. This vibrant, dynamic series will capture the interest of the future generation of environmentalists and give them a head start on green living ideals.

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DIRTGIRLWORLD is an Australian preschool series that encourages kids to get outside and explore nature. In each episode, viewers spend part of the day on the farm and surrounding area with dirtgirl (voiced by Maree Lowes), who shows them how the humans, animals, insects, and even plants enjoy a symbiotic life and thrive on nature’s resources.  

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Dirtgirlworld introduces preschoolers to eco-friendly concepts like sustainable living and recycling in a kid-friendly way that will get youngsters’ gears turning about environmentalism. Dirtgirl and her friends – including the alternative energy-buff scrapboy – not only show kids the basics of green living, they also make it look fun.

Don’t be surprised if your little fans get the bug to start digging in the dirt or powering household appliances by pedal power, but if living green isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it too much. With this age group, it’s easy enough to take eco-friendly baby steps like planting an herb garden or powering down the TV for a night, and who knows? Maybe these will blossom into projects the whole family can enjoy together.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can discuss the environment. How do our daily activities put stress on the environment? Can you see the effects on the land, air, or water? What small steps can we take to help protect nature? 

  • Kids: In what ways does dirtgirl’s daily routine on the farm differ from yours? Where do her meals come from? What does she do with her trash? How does she coexist with the animals, insects, and plants around her?

  • Kids: Have you ever picked your food from a garden? Would you like to? What would you grow in a garden? Where could you put one? Families can discuss different gardening options that exist in their area and possibly start one of their own. 

TV details

Cast:Gibson Nolte, Krew Boylan, Maree Lowes
Network:Sprout
Genre:Kids' Animation
TV rating:NR

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Parent of a 3 year old Written byJoeH May 17, 2010
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3
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Great for kids to explore the outdoors...ages 3+, I would say.

Best show I've seen for kids both as entertainment and as a fun guide to the natural world. In this day of saving the globe, dirtgirlworld fills a tremendous need for our youngsters. Also encourages them to get outside and explore. Only small nit is sometimes the Aussie accent is hard to make out, but this is minor.

Parent of a 2 year old Written byNghilang May 21, 2010
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9
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for my kid

love it

What other families should know
Too much swearing
Educational value
Parent of a 4, 9, and 12 year old Written byDimitriak May 13, 2010
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4
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fun series - great songs

I love the music in this series, its a lot of fun and your kids will be singing along long after the credits have rolled.
The series is educational but done in a fun way so kids wont realise that they are actually learning something.

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