A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Offers science- and engineering-inspired lessons, and encourages imaginative and creative play. Kids can also learn problem-solving skills.
Teamwork, cooperation, friendship, and patience are themes.
Positive Role Models
Darwin and Newts are close siblings who love to learn and to help each other out.
Products & Purchases
There is a corresponding website and app that features videos and learning activities for families.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Darwin & Newts is a series from New Zealand designed to motivate preschool kids to go outside and explore. It encourages imagination and discovery, as well as creative thinking and problem-solving using basic science and engineering principles as a guide. Arts and crafts are also encouraged. The show's website and corresponding app also offer lots of resources and learning activities.
Is It Any Good?
This colorful and lively series is designed to introduce young viewers to basic science and engineering principles while encouraging them to go outdoors and have some fun. Each 11-minute installment features the siblings engaging in activities like fishing, zip-lining, and riding tricycles, all of which form part of a larger adventure full of exploration and discovery. They also encourage imaginative and creative thinking and building in order to problem-solve. Adding to the show are the cultural Maori references they occasionally offer throughout the process. Ultimately, Darwin & Newts offers an entertaining way of inspiring kids to spend some time offscreen finding other things to do.
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