A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series exposes kids to topics of outer space, including vocabulary such as "gravity" and "plasma," and incorporates prereading skills such as color identification.
Everyone on the Callisto team has a job to do, and it's through their teamwork that problems are solved. A sibling relationship has some realistic pitfalls (arguing, irritating each other), but most often Miles and Loretta are helpful, considerate, and appreciative with each other. The fact that Captain Callisto is Miles' mom challenges traditional gender roles. Family is a source of strength for all.
Positive Role Models
Miles is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to help on his family's missions. Loretta is a whip-smart problem solver who's a great sister to Miles, and their parents set good examples with their work ethic.
Violence & Scariness
Some mild peril and suspense, as when the family must race the clock to rescue a friend in space before his ship crashes, but no injuries or lasting danger.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Miles from Tomorrowland sparks preschoolers' curiosity about outer space through the characters' exciting intergalactic adventures. Miles and his family travel the universe on missions to explore new places and to help other space-dwellers, so teamwork and problem-solving are common themes, and Miles and his sister play valuable roles in the adventures. There are moments of suspense when characters appear to be in danger, but they're quickly -- and happily -- resolved. This series is brimming with model behavior, from Miles' eagerness to help to his mom's can-do attitude, as well as some epic family road trips that are fun to watch.
Is It Any Good?
Brimming with adventures too big to be confined to Earth, this series encourages kids to look to the sky with a new sense of wonder, and that's just what the show's creators had in mind when they developed its STEM-based, NASA-approved content. With science and technology experts consulting behind the scenes and Disney working its typical magic in designing Miles from Tomorrowland 's visual appeal, it's hard to go wrong with this preschool-targeted show.
But inspiring curiosity about the final frontier is only part of the story, and parents will like the show's hearty messages about family camaraderie even better. The Callistos are a fun bunch, especially at play, but their relationships are marked by the occasional dose of reality as well. Miles and Loretta aren't always the best of friends, but they prove their worth to each other when needed. Juxtaposed against big adventures are more low-key scenes of the family sharing a meal and planning their day. These simpler moments serve to remind kids that, although adventures on a grand scale are great, coming home to loved ones is a joy as well.
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