Parents' Guide to

Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun show will get kids curious about critters.

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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Unusual behavior

Jarod talks way too fast and jumps around and seems like he is on a stimulant. I didn’t like the way he talked about male animal body parts “it could knock his you know what’s off”. Totally inappropriate! He makes no sense and acts like a loose cannon. Viewer beware!!!
age 3+

This show is like pretty much the same as other animal kids shows. It resembles Animal Atlas but with a host whom even if you are adult you will find it funny to watch. Most kids I have seen love this show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Animal Exploration is steeped in kid-friendly educational material. Miller and the other experts often exchange interesting facts -- some of which are also displayed in pop-ups on the screen -- that are sure to stick with kids long after they turn off the TV. Each episode also has a central theme that groups critters of all shapes and sizes by some shared trait ("Camo, Ammo, and Other Amazing Skills," for example). Viewers will be surprised to find similarities among seemingly unrelated creatures like insects and large mammals, and they'll start looking at the animals they see in a different way because of it. (Who knew that a butterfly's speed could give a cheetah a run for its money?)

This fun series also works well for kids thanks to its fast pace and Miller's obvious excitement over the animals he meets; his giddy enthusiasm will encourage kids' own interest in the subject matter. Miller also isn't afraid to connect with his young audience via a bit of silliness; in one segment, for instance, he hung from a branch next to a two-toed sloth to see how long he could last in the animal's lifelong position.

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