Octonauts

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 3+

Educational and positive models

This is my favorite kids show! My daughter learns so much about the ocean and creatures. She also sees positive role models, both male and female, working together. It has lots is positive messages throughout about facing fears and solving problems. It also is not an annoying show. One I actually enjoy watching with her and I even learn something sometimes.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Beautiful, Fun, and Educational

We started watching Octonauts when our little one was 2. He’s now 3.5 and still loves it. The show gives great examples of bravery and friendship, they always use their words first (saying like, “excuse me shark, please leave that fish alone “) and that there are no truly “bad” guys (for example, a hungry shark chasing a fish wouldn’tbe treated as a villain, but just hungry so they’ll give him a “fish biscuit “ cracker instead). It’s gentle with mild scariness worked through by bravery, friendship, and by learning about the things they’re scared of. Visually it’s a beautiful show, and we have learned so much about ecology and sea creatures!! I recommend the show to everyone.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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