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Bear Grylls: Survival School

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kid-focused survivalist adventure teaches valuable lessons.

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This installment of the Bear Grylls franchise promotes the value of spending time in the outdoors, and doing so responsibly, to a generation of kids who aren't often encouraged to do so. It also promotes positive values like team leadership, problem-solving, perseverance, and courage, all of which are designed to make them stronger, more independent individuals.

There's some whining and tears as the kids struggle to face their fears, and at times frayed nerves and exhaustion lead to some bickering. Meanwhile, the overall series serves as a promotional vehicle for Grylls. But overall, Bear Grylls: Survival School contains very empowering messages that young folks can benefit from. They may even be inspired to check out the great outdoors.

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