Reading Rainbow

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Encouraging kids to read, one book at a time.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 4+
For 4-9 year olds. WHY DO I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!

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age 4+
Reading rainbow is wonderful for everyone in the family!

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