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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Charming series strikes perfect balance between life, tech.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Almost 5 stars

this has a lot going for it, lots of teamwork, the language etc. is a bit more fast paced so it suits kids 4 years and older. It probably could have a few more teachings hidden in there. I loved Octonauts which is so full of knowledge and positivity, that I've been struggling to find something to follow on from this where I can truly feel great about the kids watching it. This remains on my allowed list but I feel it could have been a bit less ditsy to appeal to kids and instead have a bit more knowledge and oomph. I've not found anything better though, so I guess I should have given it 5 stars...

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Seems to remaind me of a another character

The show is great, and the the character reminds me of a character from a Disney, due to being appearently the sametype (adorable young girl, and also similar that they enjoy being outside. First review, ehhhhh.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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This exuberant star is an excellent role model for kids, and the show's focus on STEM concepts presents math and science topics in a really fun way. Dot. doesn't shy away from showing its star with modern devices such as tablets and robots; rather it embraces the almost mandatory role these tools and the technology play in today's educational environment. The fact that Dot is such a careful user is a big plus as well, reminding kids that for all its benefits, technology can only go so far. There's still a lot it can't do, especially when compared to human relationships and hands-on experiences with the natural world.

To this end, every episode winds up with Dot speaking directly to viewers about her need to unplug and happily disconnecting to play with her dog or spend quality time with her family. Surrounded by worthwhile STEM content, it's this emphasis on setting limits and creating a healthy balance between digital endeavors and real-life experiences that really stands out in this exceptional series.

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