Astroblast

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Charming animals teach kids about positive relationships.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 5 reviews

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Educational Value

There's always a positive message about healthy relationships and being a good friend. Some segments touch on concepts that might be unfamiliar to kids, defining new words such as "camouflage" and "gravity" and illustrating their meaning in the story.  

Positive Messages

Kids see the Astroblast crew navigate relatable friendship troubles such as feeling jealous of another person's talents, being a sore loser, and competing for a new friend's attention. Negative behavior always leads to a positive lesson that benefits everyone. Traits such as honesty, loyalty, patience, and a willingness to embrace other people's differences help solve problems. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Each story shows one or more of the characters making bad decisions that hurt his or her relationships with friends, but the gentle guidance of another peer, and the offender's willingness to admit mistakes, solve the problem. All the friends are curious, helpful, and eager to experience new things. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Astroblast is an engaging preschool series with excellent messages about friendship and embracing differences. All the characters are kind, welcoming, and curious, and each has a unique personality that brings valuable qualities to the group. Of course, the mix also causes some disagreements that must be discussed and resolved, which usually takes the cool head and sympathetic ear of a friend to accomplish. This helps show kids that all relationships have ups and downs and that effective communication is the key to resolving the little troubles that are bound to arise, even between the best of friends. 

User Reviews

Adult Written byJeremiah G. May 12, 2017

Astroblastfan678

This show is so hilarious and my brothers and sisters loved it sooooo much! And when the characters are shocked. They at black as their eyes pop out! That crake... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byJeremiahGary July 10, 2017

A funny and educational series for preschoolers

I really like this show. My preschoolers will defenitly wanna watch this. and they loved it! The Animation is Awesome, The Music is incredible, The theme song w... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byJeremiah-gary May 13, 2017

The Best show for Little Kids

This show is Very Awesome for Little Kids. And Comet and his friends learn about Cooperation, Honesty, Friendship And more! But in some senses. The Astroblast t... Continue reading

What's the story?

ASTROBLAST is set in a lively space station with a crew of kindly animal astronauts who spend their days playing, learning, and exploring what it means to be good friends. Through their adventures, Comet (voiced by Vinnie Penna), Radar (Joe Gaudet), Halley (Gigi Abraham), Sputnik (Veronica Taylor), Jet, and Sal (John Taylor) discover that life is better when you're surrounded by people who care about you, but that doesn't mean that things always go as planned. Fortunately for them, when troubles crop up, there's always a friend on hand to help sort out your feelings and get things back on track. 

Is it any good?

This charming cast of critters will make fast fans out of young viewers who can relate to their relationship stumbling blocks. Each story sees one of the friends making a poor behavioral choice that makes life difficult for the others until another pal helps set him or her straight. True to life, it's not always a quick process, and sometimes there are hurt feelings involved, but the learning process is a great way to help illustrate the cause and effect of similar scenarios to your kids.

With six very distinct personalities among the main characters and a rotating cast of visitors to the clubhouse-inspired space station, every kid will find someone with whom he or she can identify, and that makes the stories' messages more tangible to its preschool audience. Astroblast could have done more to incorporate more extensive fact-based science content, given its setting in space, but it certainly hits the mark in presenting healthy, supportive friendships and excellent examples of conflict resolution. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes the characters good friends. In what ways do their different personalities create troubles in their relationships? What does the fact that they always manage to resolve those issues say about their friendship? 

  • Kids: Which character is your favorite? Do you identify with him or her for a particular reason? Would you respond differently to circumstances similar to what he or she faced in the story? 

  • To whom do your kids turn when they need to talk about a problem or concern? How does it feel when you hurt a friend's feelings? Does it affect your own self-image? Is it possible to make up for something like that? Why is it important to try?

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