Rob the Robot

TV review by
Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Energetic preschool series teaches simple concepts in space.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about basic concepts like music, pets, and dental hygiene. 

Positive Messages

Rob and his friends support each other, working as a team to find answers to their questions. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Rob's friend group is kind and they help each other out, and the people (and aliens) they meet on other planets are always informative and willing to share their knowledge. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rob the Robot is an animated preschool series featuring a curious robot and his friends. Each episode revolves around Rob and his crew finding a problem, or mission, that needs solving, and visiting a different planet that will help them figure out what to do. Exploring planets (there's a music planet, a book planet, and even a monkey planet, for example) and learning about the concepts each one has to offer, Rob and his friends come to a solution. It's a sweet, high-energy show that gently teaches simple concepts, problem-solving, and social-emotional lessons. 

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What's the story?

Each short episode revolves around a mission that kid robot ROB THE ROBOT and his buddies Ema, TK, and Orbit need to solve. After identifying their mission, they then "pick a planet," with the help of their robot friend Mission Control. Choosing a planet that will help them reach their goal, Rob and his crew explore the world around them, learning about whatever the particular planet has to offer (planet themes include music, animals, books, fairies, etc.). The end of each episode recaps how the team made it to "mission accomplished," sharing the lessons they learned with Mission Control before he sends them back to their home planet. 

Is it any good?

Space-loving kids will enjoy the adventures of Rob and his friends, and there's a lot of learning potential in each episode. Rob the Robot can be pretty funny, too; on a quest to find the Tooth Fairy, the bots end up meeting the unfortunate Toothpaste Fairy, but learn a bit about dental hygiene in the meantime. Young kids will like the countdown that happens before the crew blasts off to visit a new planet, and while the show is pretty fast-paced, it's still gentle enough that more sensitive preschoolers can handle it. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about robots. What's different about robots? Are they like humans? Do you think robots could ever advance to be as humanlike as Rob the Robot? 

  • Families can also talk about solving problems. How does the team work together to explore planets and find the answers they're looking for? 

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