A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lots of baking knowledge; also social-emotional skills are put in the forefront.
Show emphasizes it's okay to make mistakes, perseverance, and the value of trying hard to achieve a goal.
Positive Role Models
Kids are all very kind competitors, open about their emotions, and persevere even when things don't go as planned.
Hosts, judges, and contestants are racially diverse. Contestants talk about their cultural backgrounds, and both boys and girls display counter-stereotypical behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief mentions of Disney storylines that revolve around love.
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Products & Purchases
Many verbal and visual references to Disney shows and movies throughout.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Disney's Magic Bake-Off is a kids baking competition show where all culinary challenges are inspired by the House of Mouse. The Disney tie-ins are quite prevalent -- each episode's baking challenge focuses on a Disney TV show or movie and the property's characters are referenced frequently. Otherwise, the show is sugary sweet with great kid baker role models, and perfect whole-family viewing.
Is It Any Good?
Kids who love baking shows, Disney, or both, will adore this show. It's super positive and emphasizes the kid contestants' efforts. The kids are completely charming -- from a teenage boy who started a Boys Who Bake club in his hometown to sisters who want to take over their parents' Hawaiian-Asian restaurant when they grow up. The young chefs are quite impressive, but they're definitely still learning too. There's decent culinary teaching throughout, with the show taking time to explain baking techniques. The only slight bummer in the show is the Video Challenges, mini-challenges that include time-lapse videos made by production partner Tastemade. The challenges slow the show down a bit, making it longer than it needs to be. Otherwise, this show is great for getting kids excited to be in the kitchen as well as showing them great examples of perseverance.
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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.