Parents' Guide to

Lyla in the Loop

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Funny, inventive animated show spotlights creative thinking.

Lyla in the Loop poster: Lyla stands in front of her apartment building next to Stu, wearing a yellow hoodie while smiling.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Needs Work

I really wanted to like this show. We waited in anticipation. We find the show dry and lacking. Also, the children, parents, and pets make messes in each episode that we have seen and do not clean them up. They make messes in their neighborhood, their community, at businesses, and at their neighbors' apartments and leave the messes. It is not funny, only disrespectful and irresponsible. There isn't much flow. The show is choppy. We appreciate the characters, which resemble our family, and the well drawn animation. I like some ideas expressed on the game night episode. I do not like to leave negative reviews. My hope is that some positive work can be added to the show to make it better, more up to PBS standards. Thank you.
age 3+

PBS doing what they do best, but sadly not much more.

This show has a great focus on engineering, its characters are adorable, and it’s always nice to see parents on a PBS Kids show consistently trying their best. However, its appeal is limited. There are a lot of opportunities for relatable, resolvable conflicts between characters that the show is afraid to use, and thus, for older kids it can get kinda boring. If you want your kid to learn how to think like an engineer and become better adapted to using AI tools, this show will help your kid come a long way, but if you want to get personal value out of the show the way you can with Bluey, you’re out of luck.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Creator Dave Peth (Odd Squad and Peg + Cat) and head writer Fracaswell Hyman (Little Bill and Gullah Gullah Island) have created magic with this show. Lyla in the Loop is a fun-filled watch for the whole family, jam-packed with learning opportunities. The show portrays positive role models and prioritizes representation. STEM, creativity, and critical thinking skills are highlighted throughout the show, encouraging viewers to user their own problem-solving skills.

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