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Sid the Science Kid: Sid the Movie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Series-inspired movie caters to preschoolers' curiosity.

Movie NR 2013 75 minutes
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age 4+

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age 4+


I'm giving this 60-minute "movie" 3 stars instead of 2 because it's totally harmless - no violence or sex or shameless product placements. But this has got to be one of the most aimless films I have ever seen. I love the regular Sid the Science Kid show. This...just meanders. I thought it would at least be educational, but it's only marginally so. My 4- and 6-year-olds, zonked out from a week of school and in need of some decompression time, thought this special was fine. I was more than glad to erase it from the DVR afterwards.
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Kids are sure to be inspired by Sid's enthusiasm for learning, giving families a great incentive to build on their kids' interest with some explorations of their own. Already preschoolers' ambassador for science exploration, Sid now stars in his own feature-length movie, which has ample time for the characters to explore a variety of scientific disciplines. From astronomy to simple machines, there's something new and wondrous to discover around every corner in this museum, and the movie does a good job of incorporating and demonstrating scientific vocabulary like "hypothesis," "fulcrum," and "probability" in a way that doesn't detract from kids' enjoyment of the overall story.

Since the advent of his TV show, Sid has caught some flak for being, well, a little grating in his delivery, and there's no departure from his characteristic exuberance in this movie. What's more, there's a lot more of him to go around in this 75-minute feature than there is in his regular TV format, which might contribute to the movie seeming to plod along at times. Kids won't notice these issues, of course, and the wealth of inspiring educational content more than makes up for it from a kid's point of view, but parents might not experience the same joy in sharing this movie with their kids the way they might some of The Jim Henson Company's other offerings.

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