Andy's Baby Animals

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Gentle baby animal docu-series for preschoolers is cute.

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Educational Value

Offers information about different animals and their babies, ranging from the correct terms for different species of baby animals to developmental behaviors. 

Positive Messages

Baby animals have a lot in common with human babies when they are growing up. Animals should be respected and protected. 

Positive Role Models

Andy Day is enthusiastic about wild animals and other creatures. 

Violence & Scariness

Predatory concerns are noted, but not highlighted. 

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Andy’s Baby Animals is a docuseries geared towards preschoolers. It features lots of baby animals learning how to walk, swim, eat, and other skills they need to survive in the wild. While there is some discussion about protecting babies from predators, the overall show is mild and family-friendly. 

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What's the story?

ANDY’S BABY ANIMALS is a docuseries that features baby animals learning how to survive in the wild. Hosted by Andy Day, it follows animals like elephant calves, ducklings, and polar bear cubs as they learn how to walk, swim, climb, and fly. It also shows the way they play with each other, and how the adults in the species go about teaching, feeding, and protecting them. Throughout it all, Andy explains what is happening, and offers his own source of humor.

Is it any good?

This gentle, but fun, series showcases how different species of baby animals learn skills as they grow and develop. Because it's geared towards preschoolers, host Andy Day enthusiastically defines and describes things in using basic terms that are easy to follow. Meanwhile, the skills that the animals are learning highlighted in ways that parallel the kinds of things that young viewers may also be learning, like swimming, or following their parents' instructions. But the beautiful visuals of the baby animals in action, and some of the animals’ entertaining antics, also makes Andy’s Baby Animals appealing to animal lovers of all ages. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way baby animals grow up. Do they learn and develop the same way as humans? 

  • What is your favorite animal featured on Andy’s Baby Animals? Why? 

  • Often documentaries about animals make them seem as if they have personalities, much like humans. But do they really? What do you think?

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