Gina D's Kids Club

TV review by
Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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This kids' club fails to impress.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

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

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
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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, color... Continue reading
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 inter... Continue reading
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. No... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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.

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