Andy’s Top 5

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Lively host's adventures can be intense for young kids.

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Positive Messages

Curiosity and perseverance are highlighted as Andy goes on many adventures. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Andy Day is lively and entertaining, is very curious and rarely afraid. 

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Andy gets chased by prehistoric creatures and wild animals. Sometimes he’ll get picked up by a dinosaur or other creatures when he shrinks himself with the Gizmo. Andy also falls down hills, gets launched in the air, and crashes into water, but no one gets hurt.  

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Andy’s Top 5 features recaps of some of British kids' TV host Andy Day’s favorite top five things from previous episodes of his children’s series. It’s fun and kid-friendly, but it’s more goofy than totally educational. The show does contains some scenes of Day being chased by scary creatures, being launched through the air, falling down hills, and splashing into the water, which can be potentially scary for younger children. 

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What's the story?

ANDY’S TOP 5 stars British children’s show host Andy Day revisiting some of his favorite top five things from his past adventures. From his the top 5 dinosaurs he’s encountered, to his top five epic fails, each episode features Andy using the Safari Park computer to look back at some of the best, strangest, and most harrowing moments of his adventuring career. 

Is it any good?

This lively recap series shares moments from previously aired seasons of Andy’s Dinosaur AdventuresAndy’s Wild Adventures, and other series in the franchise. While some include brief scenes of friends like Kip the Cat (voiced by Harriet Carmichael), most of the scenes involve Andy looking for and observing wild animals around the world with the help of CGI and animal video footage. Some also show him getting caught up in various mishaps, like being chased or captured by creatures, sliding down hills, and falling into water. Andy’s Top 5 doesn’t offer much that's new or original, but fans of the franchise will enjoy it. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about TV hosts, like Andy Day in Andy’s Top 5. What makes a host interesting or personable? 

  • What are your top five things from Andy’s shows? Why are they your favorites?

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