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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Smart, funny series teaches kid-friendly science concepts.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 7+

Change Imperial measurement to Metric Measurement

Unfortunately, it still is showing measurements under the old imperial measurement, like inches and miles. It would be great if they showed the new measurement like of centimeter and Kilometer etc. Being a science show I would have thought this would be up to date. Otherwise, it is a great show.
age 8+

Educational Program

Brainchild is a fun and educational show which my kids enjoyed. I would recommend it for ages 8 and up. There were times they made it appear as though someone was swear but later showed the man was just babbling. They always explain at the end if you don't understand what is going on. They make a good point of explaining both sides positive and negative in the "Motivation" episode. With any show use your discretion and when in doubt view before you allow your child to watch. If I do run across anything that does not aline to my morals/values I always sit down with my kids to discuss it. Again I do suggest viewing before hand because episodes like "Dream" does go into the five things most dreamed about. This included a boy in the nude blurred out in class also in this episode they had people painted and shaped like animals as a form of artwork. Overall my kids and myself both enjoyed this show and I really wish they would bring it back.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Learning science has never been as fun as it is in this smart show. This cleverly designed series is a treasure trove of wisdom for kids. Its target audience is early tweens, but there's nothing stopping kids as young as 6 or 7 from enjoying Brainchild's truly welcome and thorough blend of entertainment and education. They may not understand all of it -- especially if they're not solid independent readers yet, as some supporting content like definitions of new vocabulary is written on the screen -- but what they do absorb may spark science-related interest to be cultivated.

With topics that alternate between tangible and intangible scientific concepts and content that entertains as much as it teaches, Brainchild is one of those rare shows that's truly family friendly. Tune in with your kids, and you'll likely learn a little bit about a lot of things along with them. This isn't a thorough educational resource, but it's a smart, engaging series that shows science to be fun.

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