A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series offers lessons about using your hands to carefully but effectively cut, glue, paint, draw, etc. It also teaches about shapes, using your imagination, and looking at basic items lying around as materials that can be repurposed and reused.
Using your imagination and your hands to make things is a main theme. So is recycling and repurposing things in order to make things.
Positive Role Models
Mister Maker is fun, energetic, friendly, and magical. His friends are nice, too.
Products & Purchases
The Mister Maker franchise includes lots of art making sets, as well as a webpage where one can get project ideas. These are not advertised in the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mister Maker Comes To Town, a spinoff of the popular series Mister Maker, is a fun arts and crafts focused series for preschoolers. The host positively interacts with a diverse group of kids, while reinforcing lots of skills and concepts that are important for preschoolers to learn. Adults may want to check it out for some crafting ideas, and may even want to do some projects with the kids in their lives.
Is It Any Good?
The energetic and colorful series uses The Mister Maker formula of live-action, puppetry, and magical moments to show young children how they can use seemingly ordinary things into extraordinary creations. From using random plastic pieces, glue, and string to create letters of the alphabet, to showing folks how to make drums out of rubber gloves and cans in under two minutes, it invites viewers to look at every day items as potential crafting and building materials. Like its parent series, it also offers quick (but clear) lessons about shapes, letters, colors, numbers, counting, and other things crucial to a preschooler's development. Overall, Mister Maker Comes To Town is a great show for teaching children how to work with their hands to be artists and builders, while being imaginative and creative throughout the process.
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