By Natascha Crandall,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Grocery store-set series educates through play, discovery.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In every episode, the characters on this show ask a question and then work together to embark on an adventure and discover the answer for themselves. These questions arise out of playful moments between the characters and Kemy leads the way to find an answer to these questions. At the end of each episode, the group sees Kemy’s grandfather in the store and tell him what they did that day. Through this interaction, the question is recapped and the day's lesson is summarized and reinforced.
Viewers will see the characters play and have fun together, and ultimately find the answer to the question they were seeking. These questions often relate to food, as their home-base setting is the produce section of a grocery store. Major themes include curiosity and teamwork.
Positive Role Models
The characters all have positive dispositions, but Kemy stands out as the true leader of the bunch. She's usually front and center as they discover something interesting about the world. The others are equally engaging and have their own points of view. While they don't always agree, they're open to others' ideas and try them before deciding whether they work or not.
Products & Purchases
This property has a number of apps, toys, books, and so on that are very popular in Asia. The likelihood of children wanting the toys or products associated with this show are high. But the show doesn't necessarily promote products (meaning none of the characters wears the products or plays with the games).
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kemy is a preschool-aged animated series about a group of animal friends who play in the grocery store together. Kids watching can learn simple nature facts, such as where milk comes from, why some tomatoes are green, and so on. The show is engaging and entertaining and does a fantastic job of teaching children about things in the world around them.
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What's the Story?
KEMY is a show about a group of friends who play in the grocery store together. Their interactions naturally lead to a question that one of the characters has, and they work together to find out the answer. In the process they discover things they never knew before, such as where milk comes from, why tomatoes are green, and how some animals blend in with their environments to make it easier for them to hide.
Is It Any Good?
This animated show is visually appealing for young ones but also contains content appropriate for an older preschool group. The characters in Kemy use their imaginations and work together to explore and discover answers to their various questions. Story content is simple for young children to understand yet engaging enough for parents to be entertained as well.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the different things they see in the Kemy grocery store that are similar and dissimilar to their own. They can discuss the fact that the secondary characters are typically vending machines or shelves and how none of them seems to be as intelligent as the main characters, possibly suggesting that junk food does not make you as smart.
Kids: Ella the elevator takes the characters anywhere in their imaginations that they would like to go. Where would you want Ella the Elevator to take you? What would you do there? Whom would you take with you? What would you discover?
How do the characters in Kemy demonstrate curiosity and teamwork? Why are these important character strengths?
- Premiere date: January 1, 2014
- Network: YouTube
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship, Great Girl Role Models
- Character Strengths: Curiosity, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-G
- Last updated: January 19, 2018
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