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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Videos presented by experts from museums, libraries, zoos, arts foundations, other groups teach viewers about a range of subjects. Videos are engaging and encourage hands-on learning through projects kids can replicate at home, physical movement, music appreciation, literacy skills, etc. Rarely presentations include minor content inconsistencies like spelling mistakes (e.g., "rain forest" and "rainforest" in the same read-aloud segment).
Videos are creative and educational, and make learning fun with the variety of ways that the content is presented. Content teaches subjects ranging from science to creative movement, always with enthusiasm and at learning level appropriate for grade-school students.
Positive Role Models
Presenters are enthusiastic about what they're teaching and encourage viewers' interest. They ask questions, challenge kids' comprehension skills, inspire them to try new things (e.g., through performing arts, crafting activities).
Products & Purchases
Partnering organizations get some visibility through their involvement in the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Camp TV compiles educational videos presented by representatives from libraries, zoos, arts groups, parks, performance companies, and museums. The videos are packaged as a virtual day camp experience for kids, with a "counselor" ushering viewers from one topic to the next. The instructors present content in areas like science, art, and literacy on a grade-school learning level, actively engaging audience members by asking questions that challenge listening comprehension, retention, and critical thinking. This series offers unique learning opportunities from presenters with different kinds of teaching styles and subject matter. Kids (and even some parents) will learn a lot from this well-rounded series.
Is It Any Good?
Created out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, this educational series brings thoughtful, well-rounded educational content to kids. Each video is hosted by a different expert or professional in their respective field, so there's a lot of enthusiasm for the different subjects. While the quality of instruction varies a bit from one video and teacher to the next, Camp TV has something to offer just about any child's interest.
All of the presenters are very good at engaging the viewers, either by encouraging them to practice what they're learning as they go or by asking questions for kids to ponder later. Just like at in-person camp, there's always learning going on in a virtually hands-on way. Camp TV is a nicely packaged virtual educational experience that kids will enjoy watching and parents will feel good about letting them do so.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.