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Stoopkid Stories

By Lakshmi Hutchinson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Stories of family and friendship set in Black communities.

Podcast Kids & Family Independent Average run time: 16 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Incredible for kids - and adults!

We absolutely love Stoopkid Stories and listen over and over! My 5-year-old twins are half Black and half Caucasian, growing up in a predominantly white area. My husband and I appreciate the diversity, inclusion, and life lessons Melly incorporates in the podcast…all while making it extremely interesting for our kids. They request it!
age 7+
We like that we get to follow a small group of characters through realistic world scenarios. All the stories have a good moral message and encourages respect and caring for friends and family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kids will enjoy hearing stories that they can relate to about school and friendships. Black children in particular may appreciate hearing their stories brought to life in Stoopkid Stories. The host, Melissa Victor, has a theatrical background and she tells the stories with a range of emotions and a child-friendly tone. Some of the stories, particularly those in Season 1, really stand out for tackling issues of race and class from the perspective of a child. However, while the content is appropriate for ages eight and up, sometimes the tone and language skews younger. The episodes with more basic plot lines may not offer enough drama or descriptive language to keep some older kids (or adults listening in) interested.

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