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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's curriculum applies STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to everyday problems and highlights creative and critical thinking.
Teamwork is an important part of problem-solving skills. Be clear and specific when sharing information, so everyone can understand you. Have fun and be curious about the world around you. Never stop thinking of new ideas.
Positive Role Models
Lyla is curious about the world around her and how things work. She relies on teamwork and problem-solving skills to find answers and solutions. She choosed to preserve even when things are difficult or confusing. The Loop family is a close-knit group that cares about their local community.
Lyla and her family live in a diverse, welcoming community. The show highlights some of her family's Jamaican heritage. Lyla's best friend, Everett's family is from Vietnam. The show's characters showcase beautiful, natural hairstyles. One of the show's creators is also Black and the voice cast is diverse and representative of its characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lyla in the Loop is a funny, inventive animated series about Lyla (voiced by Liyou Abere), a 7-year-old Black girl who lives with her parents, older twin sisters, and younger brother in a diverse community. She's the middle child of her close-knit family and loves finding solutions to problems. The show's curriculum emphasizes STEM skills, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking. Lyla's upbeat and quirky nature, paired with its introduction to basic coding and multi-step problem-solving skills (and very little iffy content), make this show an enjoyable watch for children from pre-K to early elementary.
Is It Any Good?
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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