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Elinor Wonders Why

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Eager preschoolers' curiosity yields learning opportunities.

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age 4+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 4+

One of the best cartoons for kids to watch! Encoirages kids to be curious about the world around them. Elinor and friends work with each to figure out how things work , they encourage each other and are respecting of each others differences.
age 4+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Elinor is the quintessential preschooler: excitable, full of questions, and determined to get them answered. Happily, she's also not annoying in her persistence, so Elinor Wonders Why is a pleasant watch from start to finish. Elinor's enthusiasm reminds preschoolers that curiosity pays off and that there's no educational substitute for firsthand experience.

Elinor's other reliable resources are the adults in her community who step up to help the kids learn. This communicates two things to the show's young audience: that adults are trustworthy role models and that helpers of all kinds are important to the overall function of a community. As Elinor and her friends learn about tangible science concepts, they're also reminded of these more subtle but equally worthwhile life lessons.

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