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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Deer Squad is a kid’s animated series that highlights the importance of working together, problem solving, and doing the right thing. Fantasy lasers and cars that turn into aircrafts and other types of moving machines are used to save the city from harm. Some of the cast members practice martial arts, but there’s no physical fighting. The overall series is appropriate for young children, and features positive lessons that they can easily grasp.
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What's the story?
DEER SQUAD is an animated series featuring four deer who use their Planet Powers to help the humans and animals of Platinum City. Kai, Lola, Bobbi, and Rammy live in Central Forest, where they live, train, and engage in all sorts of fun activities. But when the annoying Sir Steel and his assistant Scratch wreak havoc, they each summon their special powers and work together to bring things back to normal.
Is it any good?
This colorful superhero series, which originates from China, features a squad of deer that are sweet and friendly, and unafraid of using their power. Each member of the squad, along with Sir Steel, represent one of the five Wu Xing elements (metal, sun, water, earth, and wood), making the idea of balance both important and necessary. These cultural nuances also underscores the fact that the problems we face are temporary, and that peaceful living can be restored after we figure out how to solve them.
The show offers lots of small lessons throughout each episode that young children can easily grasp. This includes things like the importance of wearing sun block, the value of practice, and the importance of being willing to help someone in need, even if you’re having a bad moment when they ask for it. These messages are reinforced in different ways throughout each installment. As a result, kids who tune in to watch these wholesome and committed superheroes will have fun while learning some solid life lessons.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about some of the lessons the series offers. Why is it important to practice things, even if we don’t want to? How does helping each other make us better problem solvers? What happens when we try to get what we want without thinking about others?
What is Wu Xing? How do the producers of Deer Squad incorporate it into the series? Why do you think they did this?
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