Andy's Wild Workouts

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Lively animal-themed exercises for kids to move and learn.

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Educational Value

It uses imitation as a way of encouraging children to exercise. Bits of information about animal habitats and movements are offered. 

Positive Messages

Exercise is good for you and can be fun when you imitate animals. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Andy’s Wild Workouts features popular British host Andy Day encouraging viewers to get up and move like different animals. It may seem a little silly, but it offers a creative way of motivating young children to exercise, and teaches them a few things about the animals they are imitating. 

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What's the story?

ANDY’S WILD WORKOUTS features host Andy Day as he encourages kids to get up and move while learning about animals. Before embarking on an animal adventure, Andy moves and stretches different parts of his body. Once he’s warmed up and ready to go, he travels to the ocean, or the beach, or even the desert, and observes how animals move around in their natural habitats. He then moves his body and imitates the way they move. Throughout it all, Andy invites the viewers to join along with him. 

Is it any good?

It’s a little wacky, but this dynamic series serves as a creative way of getting children to be more active while simultaneously teaching them about animals living in some interesting locations. The movements are child friendly, and Andy encourages them to perform them the best way they can. Meanwhile, he uses the opportunity to show some different animal habitats, including the rainforest, the mountains, and deep in the ocean. To get into the spirit of things, he even wears a few animal costumes. Granted, it’s hard not to laugh, but that's part of the fun, and overall Andy’s Wild Workouts is a positive and constructive kid-friendly show. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different ways animals move. How are an animal’s movement connected to the things they have to do to survive in the wild?

  • What are some of your favorite moves from Andy’s Wild Workout? Did you like swimming like a shark? Crawl like a turtle? What about flapping your arms like a bird’s wings? How do you feel after you were finished exercising with Andy?

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