Parents' Guide to

A Place of Our Own

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Gentle educational show for parents.

TV PBS Educational 1998
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Each episode features a creative activity meant to encourage viewers to ruminate more on the topic of the day. If the topic is healthy eating, for example, a family may demonstrate how to involve kids in cooking a meal. Another episode on encouraging scientific curiosity in kids explained how to help young ones make a nature poster.

A Place of Our Own won't win any awards for sets or costumes. The mood is low-budget and down-to-earth, with an emphasis on solid information over flash. But the show is still appealing, mostly because it provides sympathetic, sound guidance for many of parenthood's difficult questions. Incidentally, the show is connected with an information-rich Web site that's a great resource for parents looking to improve their skills.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 1998
  • Network: PBS
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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