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A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Aphmau is a gaming channel that also includes personal vignettes about channel star Jessica Bravura's life. Bravura started the channel with a group of friends as a Minecraft roleplay channel and often includes friends, Dan and Jason, who play games with her. Over time, it's developed into more of a variety show in which she shares vignettes of her family's life (she's a mom of two), the typical YouTube "challenges," anime, and new games other than Minecraft. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that our reviewers watch between 1-2 hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others and we do our best to capture the overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choices for their families.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
Aphmau is sweet and nice, but not all that interesting or thought-provoking. There are a lot more "hey you guys!" and "oooh cute!" and "oh my gosh!" comments than there are insightful or substantive comments or creative ideas. For kids who like gaming and slice of life vlogs, Aphmau definitely hits a sweet spot. But for everyone else, there's not a lot here beyond the typical watch-a-YouTuber-play-games and "I got a kitten!" videos.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Aphmau combines anime with gaming and personal vignettes about her life in her YouTube channel. Which aspect of this channel does your kid like best?
If your kid likes to watch Jessica Bravura play games -- and you're wondering why -- check this out: Why Does My Teen Like To Watch People Play Game On YouTube?