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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Learning is the primary goal of LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy. Educational concepts like number recognition, counting, estimation, and addition are reinforced through fun songs and a storyline that is easy to understand for a young audience. There is also a nod to the importance of dental hygiene.
While displaying their interest in learning new things, Tad and Lily also prioritize helping their new friends to a solve problem. Emotional intelligence, and the importance of empathy and understanding, is also highlighted in the show.
Positive Role Models
Lily and Tad are great role models as they prioritize helping others, using active listening skills, and making new friends while learning more about numbers and counting in the deep blue sea. Edison is a positive role model, as he shares his knowledge in an understandable way.
Violence & Scariness
Animals are captured in nets and held in cages as part of collection, which may upset some young viewers. There are also three "sad sharks" that attempt to be "tough and scary."
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Products & Purchases
LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy is part of LeapFrog’s line of Learning Path products, which is promoted in the introduction and on the DVD packaging. Scout, Tad, and Lily are well-known LeapFrog characters, which may encourage viewers to purchase products.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that LeapFrog: Numbers Ahoy promotes math learning with beloved LeapFrog characters Scout, Tad, and Lily. The siblings and their dog rely on their "Fairy Bug," Edison, to travel through the deep blue sea and expand their math knowledge. As the main characters interact with their new underwater friends, they learn about concepts such as number recognition, counting to 20, sorting, and estimation. All of the skills are connected to fun songs to reinforce learning.
Is It Any Good?
This show emphasizes important math skills for young learners that defines the LeapFrog brand. Leapfrog: Numbers Ahoy is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about numbers, counting, and estimation. These skills are complimented by themes of helpfulness and problem solving, as well as new vocabulary. The show's inclusion of singing and silliness is fun, and helps children enjoy the process of learning through active engagement. All the learning concepts are developmentally appropriate, and the brightly colored animation draws viewers into the show.
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