Parents' Guide to

Alma's Way

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet show celebrates Puerto Rican culture, problem solving.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

One of the best modern shows ever

For something made after the mid 2000s, it is extremely creative and fun. Alma is realistic and definitely not one-dimensional or pointless. She is a good role model because she takes time to think what she did and the fact her family is Hispanic is not only for diversity points, but she is also her own person aside from that. We definitely need more people like Alma in our world. Also, the background music is some of the most refreshing and lively stuff I have ever heard, especially because most modern music is bland compared to the early 2000s and earlier.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
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age 3+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a vibrant series full of bright colors and music preschoolers will love. It's excellent at presenting each episode's social-emotional lesson in a simple and repetitive way that makes it easy for kids to understand. Alma's slow and considered decision making will help kids learn perspective taking and concrete problem solving skills, as well as helping to solidify their sense of right and wrong. Alma is a great role model, but she also makes mistakes, which will be very relatable to preschoolers.

There are many well developed characters that show the diversity of Puerto Rican American people in their interests, personalities, and physical appearances. The show explicitly talks about different aspects of Puerto Rican culture like food, music, and dance, and also highlights parts of other Latino cultures as well. The English-language version includes a lot of Spanish phrases, and the show also can be watched entirely in Spanish. Puerto Rican American kids will love seeing parts of their family and heritage reflected on screen, and kids from other backgrounds will learn about cultural traditions they may not be familiar with. The show's background music is super fun, drawing from traditional Puerto Rican styles like Plena, Bomba, and salsa along with other Latino genres such as Cuban son and Colombian cumbia.

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