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By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Docuseries about real kids will engage youngsters.

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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Santa spoilers

This seemed great for my kindergartener-to-be, a full santa believer. Not so the winter holiday episode, and I'm not sure how I'm going to police her not seeing the rest of that episode now. Heavy discussion of whether santa is real, other religions not believing--nothing wrong or inappropriate except for this moment for this age. I was checking here trying to see if we had problems but the show moved faster than my reading.
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Kindergarten is meant to appeal to both kids -- with its Sesame Street-esque "real kids" feel -- and to parents, offering a peek at the life of a kindergarten classroom once the doors close on Mom and Dad. Kids, especially those around kindergarten age, will find it fascinating. They want to know all about these other children.

For parents, the show is less successful. The producers refrain from creating the kind of ongoing stories and characters that are typically built into adult reality programs (even those about kids), and the result is a little boring. But it's a nice show to sit down and watch with your child, especially as he or she enters school, and it could create lots of opportunity for discussion about classrooms, kids, and teachers.

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