A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It offers lots of information about the creatures that lived during prehistoric times in ways that is understandable to younger viewers.
Natural history is important and interesting. Women can be smart and scientific, too.
Positive Role Models
Andy Day is enthusiastic about dinosaurs, animals, history, and pretty much everything else. Jen is smart and technologically savvy, and Mrs. Pickles is a smart, firm boss who wants the museum to be accurate and well presented.
Violence & Scariness
It contains some potentially scary moments, including dinosaurs angrily reacting to Andy’s presence, getting caught in sand storms, etc. Nobody ever gets hurt.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Andy's Prehistoric Adventures is a live-action preschool-oriented series that offers natural history lessons through time travel. Host Andy works at a museum, which is an exciting place to work, especially since he's able to travel back to prehistoric times using the museum's time-traveling grandfather clock, which lets him get a first-hand look at that period's dinosaur population, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other animals and relics of the era. It's energetic and fun, but occasionally the creatures Andy comes across can be a little scary (but no one gets hurt).
Is It Any Good?
This BAFTA-nominated children's series combines live-action and CGI to offer a fun way to teach children about dinosaurs, the Ice Age, and other parts of natural history. From coming face-to-face with a carnivorous dinosaur to meeting a Neanderthal, Andy Day's trademark energy and enthusiasm for exploration and learning keeps the show's pace exciting. The cast also offers interesting information in ways that is easy to for young viewers to understand. There are some harrowing moments that might scare very young viewers, but overall, Andy's Prehistoric Adventures will appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages.
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