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Gina D's Kids Club

This kids' club fails to impress.

What parents need to know

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Gina D teaches kids about self esteem, friendship, reading, and math through songs.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this unimpressive, curriculum-based preschool program aims to teach kids social skills, language arts, and math through dances, silly songs, and colorful skits.

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What's the story?

Hosted by mild, friendly Gina D, GINA D'S KIDS CLUB revolves around a group of magical friends who live together in a small town. Combining live-action skits with puppetry and 3D animation, Gina D and her friends Pierre, TV Ted, and Simon Wannabe sing and dance their way through lessons about friendship, self development, self esteem, and even math and reading. They also speak directly to viewers, inviting them to join in.

Is it any good?

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While the show is based on a wholesome educational curriculum, Gina D and her friends can be quite silly and off the wall. Despite all of its action and the dazzle of its colorful special effects, the series lacks that special something that would make it stand out among other preschool programs. The characters in particular aren't very likable (the baker lady is actually a gruff man in an old-fashioned homemaker outfit), and the puppets are poorly done.

Some have said that Gina D is likely to take the place of Mr. Rogers. But there's really no comparison. Gina D's Kids Club may keep your child's interest, but its overly sappy content and zany characters may have you changing the channel. The recipe for success is there, but the ingredients -- the acting, the sets, the puppet design -- could be a lot better.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the show's various social lessons, including how to be a good listener, the importance of being patient, believing in yourself, and learning how to be a good friend. Questions like these -- Why is it important to share? How can people express themselves kindly when we they're hurt? Why is it important to consider others' feelings? -- are good discussion-starters.

TV details

Premiere date:June 7, 2003
Cast:Austin Blay, Gina Mouery, Tim Trombitas
Network:Syndicated
Genre:Educational
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Friendship, Music and sing-along, Puppets
TV rating:TV-Y

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Parent Written byParent Review April 19, 2014

Wonderful Show for Infants and Toddlers

I think this is a refreshing and fun show that teaches many basic concepts that kids need to know for their language development; such as shapes, letters, colors, and animals. It also speaks about manners, going to the doctor, making friends, and sings learning songs. I like it because my infant absolutely loves to watch, dance, and participate with the show. I do wish it would specifically speak about God, rather than only speak of the morals in the bible. I understand that she may be trying to reach people that may not want to hear the word of God, but even Veggietales includes the name of Jesus. I think she could have included some word somehow. I don't know. Otherwise I really enjoy the show and so does my son!!!
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Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

Not High-Quality

This show is harmless content-wise, but not a great learning experience for young children. The characters are wierd and annoying. They are not true to life. Nothing about the program really makes it different or better than other shows. It is alright and entertaining to young children, but not a high-quality viewing or learning experience.
Parent Written byEli's momo January 26, 2013

Great message and music for kids of any age

These programs holds my one year old's attention for the full episodes. He will watch the first few minutes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse but then loses interest. He is fully captivated by the songs and talking.
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