Parents' Guide to

Bo on the Go!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Simple preschool series encourages kids to be active.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 2+

GREAT show for kids!

Bo on the Go is a bright and colorful kid's show about exercise and music. There are no underlying themes to note. The characters also encourage each other and are friendly. It is a wholesome show for young children.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

4 & 5 yo love it

I think the basic problem solving/creative thinking and my girls are actively engaged in the responses. I like that it encourages movement, as well.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (6):

Bo on the Go! sets out to bridge the gap between naturally sedentary TV-watching and kid-friendly physical activity. On this point, the show does very well, tasking viewers with numerous physical assignments from twirling their fingers to running in place, under the guise that doing so feeds Bo's power bracelets and gives her the energy to complete her quest. Within each story, Bo and Dezzy also face challenges that can only be overcome by performing certain "Animoves" inspired by a variety of critters, so kids will also be crawling like bugs and hopping like kangaroos periodically in the stories.

But the show's goals don't extend much beyond the issue of physical activity, and it feels rather shallow as a result. The stories are very repetitive, and because the emphasis is so directed at exercise, it misses opportunities to incorporate other basic preschool skills that many of its peers do. What's more, the fact that kids are encouraged to move and shake specifically to recharge Bo's energy skips over drawing clear connections between regular physical activity and your own health and well-being. The bottom line? Your kids won't sit still while they're watching Bo on the Go!, but some missed opportunities keep it from being the total package in a tots' show.

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