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Becoming You

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet family-friendly child development docuseries.

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This sweet series reveals how humans go from immobile, helpless babies who don't understanding that they are individual people, to five year olds who have a sense of self-identity. It showcases the natural developmental stages kids go through while highlighting what is learned behavior and what is innate in all of us. Issues like gender fluidity, understanding social norms, and the different ways that children assess their place in the world are also addressed.

Becoming You is beautifully produced and family friendly. But each episode is organized by theme, rather than developmental stage, so many of the children's growth experiences are only briefly mentioned, never to be seen again. As a result, you're left wanting to know more about some of them, while forgetting about the longer featured stories altogether. Some viewers might find this tiresome, but if you're interested in learning what makes us who we are at an early age, it's definitely worth your time.

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