Parents' Guide to

Craig of the Creek

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Adventure, affirming messages stand out in appealing series.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 7+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

A pleasant show of African American Family life that is not political or divisive.

Craig has a very decent family with great values. They do show some of the reality of African American Family life that people of other ethnicities can embrace and identify. Craig has other friends of other races and ethnicities. Two of his best friends are white and he relates to them as a leader that cares about them. Craig and his friends are also very creative and will edify with good but crazy entertainment scenes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (25):

This series has a throwback quality about it that's really appealing in a time of device overload. For Craig and his friends, the creek is a mecca, a place where anything can happen and they can be anyone they want. Imagination and creativity rule the day, and the hassles of real life get checked at the entrance. It's a place where being tagged as "it" can ruin your life, until you and your friends craft an ingenious solution to an age-old problem like the endless game of tag.

Craig of the Creek touches on some issues that could strike a chord with kids, like abrasive sibling relationships and a child's view of a parent's long work hours. The stories usually don't address these weightier issues directly, but their presence does help explain why the kids so readily embrace the freedom and opportunity they find at the creek.

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