Parents' Guide to

How It's Made

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

What goes into building a skateboard? Find out.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 8+

Unhappy now

Why are your ad for other programs larger than your program that is currently showing. This just started. I don't appreciate commercials taking over almost the entire screen. I have watched some of the other programs shown on smaller side scripts. Since this started I do NOT watch the other programs!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 3+

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (20):

Curious kids and adults will learn from the show, and some segments can really broaden your perspective. For instance, the segment on hatchery chicks might encourage a discussion about where meat comes from or families' opinions about industrial versus sustainable food production. With its emphasis on facts, some might find How It's Made lacking in personality. Some segments will appeal to viewers more than others, depending on your interest or familiarity with the featured item.

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