Parents' Guide to

RAD Lands

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids grow, cook, and learn about sustainable, healthy foods.

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The elevator pitch for this show could be "It's a mashup between Captain Planet and Yo Gabba Gabba! with a twist of Master Chef Junior" -- and that's not far off. Educational without being dry, the show's at its strongest when it shows real kids interacting in and with nature, explaining what they like about growing and eating foods. Seeing them get excited about learning new cooking techniques is also entertaining, and the "Snack Challenge" segment helps them show off their creativity. Some of the standalone animated bits are great, like the story of photosynthesis re-imagined as a Greek myth.

The weakest part (which is unfortunately ongoing) is the "Cultivators" cartoon, about a band of friends who fight to save the galaxy's plants and animals from an evil corporation desperate to market their highly processed "NuFood". The animation in these segments is stiff, the characters one-note, and the storylines corny. Still, the overall tone of the show is upbeat and engaging, and kids will learn a lot. It may even inspire them to start a windowsill herb garden of their own, or at least try a new fruit or vegetable.

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