Adventures of Cairo
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The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Adventures of Cairo is an upbeat podcast for kids and families with a diverse cast of engaging and relatable characters. The 15-minute episodes are just the right length to tell the story and keep young listeners engaged. Kids will enjoy hearing about how Cairo Carter handles daily challenges posed by school, relationships, and growing up. His parents are strong role models who support Cairo but also encourage him to be independent and learn from mistakes. Tough issues like bullying, loss of a loved one, and stereotyping are handled in thoughtful, age-appropriate ways. Cairo learns something in each episode, whether it's how to be responsible with money or the importance of being yourself. At the same time, there is plenty of age-appropriate humor to keep things light. The hip and jazzy original music along with the immersive sound production will keep both kids and adults engaged.
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What’s It About?
In the podcast series ADVENTURES OF CAIRO, we follow the joyful day-to-day life of Cairo Jackson, a Black 7-year-old who lives in the city with his parents and older brother, Omari. Most of the episodes take place at school or at home, and Cairo is joined by a multicultural group of friends and neighbors. In each episode Cairo learns an important life lesson, like being true to yourself, understanding the value of a dollar, or sticking up for your friends. Cairo is a very friendly and good-natured kid, but like all young children he still has a lot to learn about personal responsibility and other social-emotional skills. He often gets there through learning from mistakes, taking advice from his family, and problem-solving with his friends.
Is It Any Good?
This is a well-written podcast with relatable characters and realistic situations, and it's sure to appeal to the target audience. Young listeners of Adventures of Cairo will be able to empathize with Cairo as he spends some of his field trip money on glitter slime, or when he nervously joins classmates laughing at his friend so that he doesn't get bullied himself. At the same time, they'll hear how Cairo reflects on his decisions and learns from his mistakes. The exceptional voice actors bring the characters to life, and adults listening along will be entertained as well.
Children and families seeking shows with Black lead characters and cultural representation will find a lot to love about this podcast. Cairo's family is warm and loving, and the stories portray diverse city life in a very positive light. Characters do confront stereotypes and talk about the dangers of judging people by how they speak or look. Cairo has friends of various racial and economic backgrounds. It's rare to find a podcast with this level of representation, in addition to the right amount of humor and heart.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the value of having your race or ethnicity represented in a podcast like Adventures of Cairo. Do you feel there is enough diverse representation in podcasts? Do you feel represented in your favorite podcast?
Bullying—especially in schools— is an issue for a lot of young people. Is the problem represented accurately in this podcast as well as other media? Why or why not?
Cairo was falsely accused of stealing by an adult, who later apologized. Can you think of other stories where an adult made a mistake? How did they make things right?
- Release date: February 1, 2022
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Average Run Time: 15 minutes
- Website: https://wondery.com/shows/adventures-of-cairo/
- Host: N/A
- Publishers: Wondery, ABF Creative
- Pricing structure: Free (Most episodes are free. Ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to episodes.)
- Topics: Friendship, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: June 18, 2022
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