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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Presents learning in a fun and engaging way. Educational concepts like number recognition, counting, sorting, and addition are reinforced through fun songs and a storyline that is easy to understand for a young audience.
While learning about math, Tad and Lily help their new friends and solve problems. There are also some hints of social-emotional learning, as Edison demonstrates the importance of mediation.
Positive Role Models
Lily and Tad are great role models as they balance making new friends and helping others with their goal of learning more about numbers and counting in space. Edison displays a confidence in himself and a desire to learn.
Products & Purchases
LeapFrog: Adventure to the Moon is part of LeapFrog’s line of Learning Path products, which is promoted in the introduction and on the DVD packaging. Tad and Lily are well-known LeapFrog characters, which may encourage viewers to purchase products.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this educational show from respected toymaker LeapFrog promotes math learning with Tad and Lily. With help from their trusty insect friend, Edison, the siblings are able to travel through space and expand their math knowledge. As the main characters interact with their new Space Bug friends, they learn about concepts such as number recognition, shapes, colors, skip counting, patterns, addition, and sorting. All of the skills are connected to fun songs and jokes to reinforce learning.
Is It Any Good?
This 33-minute show emphasizes important math skills for young learners that the LeapFrog brand often includes in games and products. Leapfrog: Adventure to the Moon is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about numbers, counting, and patterns while also reinforcing helpful skills like making new friends and mindfulness. The show's inclusion of singing and comedy is fun, and helps children enjoy the journey of learning even more. All the learning concepts are developmentally appropriate, and the brightly colored animation draws viewers into the show.
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