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Parents' Guide to

Ada Twist, Scientist

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Fun series sparks preschoolers' interest in science.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+

Gay couples

Great messages. There are some real science and fictional science. Be aware, there are gay couples in this show. A male gay couple is getting married in S4 E11
age 2+

Awesome at diverse representation!

My 3 year old daughter loves this show (and so do I!). So much diverse representation, including LGBTQ+, racial diversity, and differently abled persons. Full of science and creativity.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (1 ):

As you would expect from something from the creative minds of Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, We the People) and the Obamas' Higher Ground production company, there's a lot to like about this show. Ada Twist, Scientist transforms the popular book into a 3-D world, and fleshes out the charming characters and their personalities. By approaching relatable preschool problems through the scientific method, Ada Twist helps to make nebulous STEM concepts concrete for young kids. Every episode also features video field trips with real-life scientists related to the theme. After Ada, Iggy, and Rosie learn about the science of baking, a real-life chef explains the science of baking powder; after they build a machine to take care of plants, a robotics engineer shares his plant care robot. Preschoolers will enjoy this fun series, and learn a ton along the way. Grown-ups be warned: Don't be surprised if your tiny scientists start building contraptions or performing messy experiments like their on-screen examples. But who knows? They might make some great discoveries along the way.

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