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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focus is on problem solving, which requires trying new things, approaching from new perspectives, etc.
Empowerment can come from physical achievements. Teamwork and mentorship are also themes.
Positive Role Models
Kody and Mei are smart, polite, and determined. Master Li is a wise mentor.
Violence & Scariness
Danger is discussed, but nothing violent is shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kody Kapow is a lively animated series that teaches problem-solving skills by applying tenets of martial arts, including patience and perseverance. There are some discussions about a village being in danger, but there's no violence outside of some martial arts movement. Mentoring, teamwork, and determination are also common themes. Kids who like action will enjoy this mellow but fun-to-watch adventure.
Is It Any Good?
This series offers fun stories with lots of teachable moments grounded in martial arts teachings. Kody's grandfather sets the theme for each episode and also trains him to use his body effectively. Beyond the physical angle of martial arts, lessons also range from the importance of trying new things to overcoming difficulties by looking at things from various perspectives.
Kody and his friends are polite and charming, and the funny and entertaining stories are short and just the right pace for most kids' attention spans. Throughout it all, Kody Kapow demonstrates how important it is to problem-solve rather than get frustrated or give up, and it invites kids to think more critically about the situations they are facing.
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