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Earth to Luna

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Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The show's science-based curriculum introduces preschoolers to everything from colors and blending to the light refraction that makes stars appear to twinkle. Each topic is presented with age-appropriate detail that breaks down complicated concepts in ways that young kids can understand with ease. Kids also learn the value of asking questions. 

Positive messages

Luna introduces kids to the excitement of discovery as she runs experiments to answer her multitude of science questions. Viewers see that curiosity and exploration are not only great ways to learn new things but also a lot of fun. 

Positive role models

Luna takes initiative in identifying the mysteries she'd like to solve and in designing ways to do so. She often turns to adults for guidance, and, rather than giving her the answers, they suggest methods by which she can come by them herself. Her imagination plays a big role in the process as well, and she's always happy to have her little brother tag along for the experience. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Earth to Luna encourages kids to think critically about how things work in the natural world. Its science-based curriculum introduces concepts such as astronomy, motion, and light refraction in simple ways that preschoolers will understand through basic experiments and imaginative plots that put the characters in the middle of the action. Luna's curiosity (she's forever asking, "Why?") is presented in a positive light intended to show kids that asking questions is the only way to learn the answers. Need another reason to like it? Luna's sweet affection for her younger brother is a great example of symbiotic sibling relationships. 

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What's the story?

EARTH TO LUNA is a preschool series centered on 6-year-old Luna, who's super excited about anything and everything having to do with science. From the most distant planet to the brilliant colors around her, Luna makes it her goal to learn all she can about how things work in the natural world, turning it into her very own laboratory where she runs experiments to discover the answers to her many questions. And she's not alone in her explorations; her younger brother, Jupiter, and their pet ferret, Clive, hop aboard on the far-flung adventures of Luna's making.

Is it any good?

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Preschoolers will love bubbly, twirly Luna and her fun adventures that are often set to song. Tagging along with her takes them to the furthest corners of the solar system and below the depths of Earth's surface, plus all kinds of places in between. Really, what's not to like about that? Even if the show's curriculum is an afterthought to them, kids will still get good vibes from the characters' quest for knowledge and the positive interpersonal relationships at play throughout each story.

But Earth to Luna's STEM-based content is what will really stand out to parents, who may even learn a thing or two themselves if they watch with their preschoolers. Complex concepts are condensed to the very basics and presented in creative ways that even this young age group can understand, and the stories' simple experiments can be replicated for more hands-on learning at home. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about making discoveries. Kids: Do you like to learn new things? How does doing so inspire even more questions and curiosity? What are your favorite things to learn about? 

  • What questions do your kids have about the things they see and hear around them? What resources can you use to find answers? Are there experts you can ask or experiments you can run related to the subject?

  • Are any of the characters in the show good role models? If so, what makes them so? Whom do your kids consider examples of good behavior? 

TV details

Premiere date:August 16, 2014
Network:Sprout
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Brothers and sisters, Great girl role models, Science and nature, Space and aliens
Character strengths:Curiosity
TV rating:TV-Y

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Parent of a 3 and 6 year old Written bykikomis September 13, 2014

That's a wonderfull science show!

Luna really encourages children to observe, research and draw your own conclusions! It's so cute!
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Parent Written byVRCrowe April 11, 2015

Has potential

They waste a lot of time with repetitive lyrics and dance numbers that don't contribute to the theme, but you do learn and it's nice to see a science based cartoon on again. The characters are decent to eachother, respectful to adults and not whiney. It seems to encourage independent observation and research.
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Adult Written byvbfall December 27, 2015

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