A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Each episode contains a few mini tutorials on how to create different things with Play-Doh.
There's a big emphasis on creativity and teamwork.
Positive Role Models
The teams are shown cheering each other on and taking everyone's ideas into account, especially in the creativity round.
Competing teams are made up of adults and children of a variety of ethnicities, including Black and Asian contestants. Hyland, the host, is White.
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Products & Purchases
The entire show is based on the Play-Doh product, it's mentioned and used often.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Play-Doh Squished is a friendly family competition show. It incorporates the Play-Doh brand into a variety of competitions and culminates in each team creating a large Play-Doh scene. There's a big emphasis on creativity and teamwork. The teams are shown cheering each other on and taking everyone's ideas into account, especially in the creativity round.
Is It Any Good?
It's the rare competition show that can entertain both parents and their small children. Play-Doh Squished manages the feat while also inspiring a healthy dose of creativity in its younger viewers. That's because it's everyday adults and kids, not experts, who are shown taking part in crazy challenges as well as creating some pretty amazing Play-Doh scenes. The inclusion of mini Play-Doh tutorials throughout the episodes will also have little fingers itching to create. The exaggerated set and colorful creations are a feast for the eyes, Sarah Hyland is delightful as the show's host, and it's nice to see all sorts of people working together to form teams, from friends and neighbors to "mannies" and classmates. Lastly, each episode contains numerous instances of children speaking proudly about their accomplishments alongside adults who encourage kids' input and appreciate their contributions.
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