A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Gina D teaches kids about self esteem, friendship, reading, and math through songs.
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.
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.
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