Parents' Guide to

Bonehead Detectives of the Paleoworld

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Smart teens check out dinos' real world.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Bonehead Detectives is a gr8 and fun way to educate your child!

age 12+

BONEHEADS - A WORK YOU MIGHT DIG

THIS SHOW IS RIGHT ON FOR THE KID THAT HAS DEVELOPING INTERESTS IN THE ANCIENT... IT IS NOT BAD FOR COLLEGE LEVEL INFO! THE HOSTS ARE AMUSING AND BECOME THE SUBJECT AS THEY ARE GOOD ACTORS AND SEEM TO BE EDUCATED. SERIOUSLY THEY MAKE A GOOD - BETTER PRESENTATION

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's a lot of learning to be had in this show. The segments are short enough to hold a younger viewer's attention but long enough to transmit some real meaty information, largely because each episode covers a fairly narrow topic -- such as how to find dinosaur tracks, how to use math to figure out how fast a dinosaur could run, or the regular feature Sam's Wacky Timeline, which shows when the events that are being covered happened.

Unfortunately, this tight focus is also the show's downfall. While well done and fun to watch, Bonehead Detectives isn't likely to appeal to kids who aren't interested in dinosaurs. It's just too specific.

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