Parents' Guide to

Kid Stew

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.

TV PBS Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Quality Show for Kids...adults will love it too!

This show has a lively, entertaining and talented cast. They teach you about different countries, various forms of art, music, literature, and fun facts. My grandchildren and I enjoy this show very much!

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This lively series attempts the seemingly impossible in trying to attract the pre-teen crowd with a show about (gulp!) books and reading. Imagine their surprise when they tune in and discover what fun Kid Stew has in store for them, from comic sketches to gross-out news reports about giraffes using their inordinately long tongues to clean out their noses, to cheesy lip-synced videos. The humor is relevant, and the cast, while amateurish, is a delight to watch in action.

Even though literacy is the show's stated goal, Kid Stew takes a very broad approach to inspiring viewers' interest rather than hitting them over the head with (what else?) a book. Some segments relate directly to literary works of various reading levels, but most simply show the excitement of learning and exploring new things, which can be tied to books in so many different ways. If your pre-teen gets jazzed about a topic or two from Kid Stew, it's a great opportunity to seek books that will help broaden his knowledge.

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