Andy’s Aquatic Adventures

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun, colorful aquatic animal adventures for kids.

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Educational Value

It offers some interesting details about a range of aquatic animals in a format that most small children will understand. The use of video imagery and CGI helps illustrate what is being taught. 

Positive Messages

Aquatic animals are interesting, worth learning about, and should not be interfered with unless absolutely necessary.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Andy Day is lively, friendly, and excited about animals. He also likes sharing the information with viewers. He, Jen, and Mr. Hammond always help and support each other.

Violence & Scariness

Nothing violent is shown, but details are shared about why an animal can be dangerous.

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Mating and reproductive activities are referred to as "courtships" and other innocent euphemism within an educational context. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Andy’s Aquatic Adventures is a British live-action kid’s series about aquatic animals around the world. Popular host Andy Day travels around the world in magic vehicles to see them in their natural habitats and learn more about them. Some of the animals are dangerous, but there’s nothing scary or violent featured. It’s colorful and energetic as well as educational, and a great viewing option for children who like animals. 

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What's the story?

ANDY’S AQUATIC ADVENTURES is a British live-action children’s series starring award-winning children’s TV host Andy Day going on water adventures around the world to learn more about the amazing creatures that live there. Andy is busy working at (the fictitious) Safari World with computer-savvy Jen (Puja Panchkoty) and their boss, Mr. Hammond (Adam Astill). But when he’s called upon to check up on animals who live in or near the water, he takes the Safari Mobile or the Safari Sub to reach them. He then uses his Gizmo to find ways to take a closer look. Sometimes Andy even goes diving to see what they're up to. Every trip is an adventure and teaches us something new. 

Is it any good?

This lively addition to the British franchise delivers lots of details about aquatic animals in kid-friendly ways. Andy is his usual fun, lively self, and his antics, combined with impressive wildlife video footage and CGI, create colorful learning experiences. The explanations are also simple and easy to grasp. 

Adding to the fray is the range of creatures Andy’s Aquatic Adventures looks at. Episodes teach about birds like wood ducks and chinstrap penguins, amphibians like caimans and mudskippers, mammals like weddell seals, and even venomous sea kraits. Children who enjoy learning about animals will be drawn to this series, but chances are anyone who tunes in will come away feeling like they’ve learned something new. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different animals featured on Andy’s Aquatic Adventures. Which one is your favorite? Were any of them new to you? What made it interesting?

  • If you had a chance to see any aquatic animal close up (but safely), which one would you choose to see? Would you swim underwater to see it? Go into caves? Look up in the trees? What more would you like to learn about it?

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