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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It teaches specific lessons about things that happen in nature, including animal behaviors and natural wonders. It also teaches the importance of being mindful, and how to be so.
The series presents pro-environmental themes. It also encourages people to be calm, present, respectful when in a nature environment.
Positive Role Models
Scout is a gentle teacher. The Gumboot Kids are curious and happy.
Violence & Scariness
Animals are sometimes shown feeding small insects and other things to their young, but there’s no blood or trauma.
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Products & Purchases
The Scout & The Gumboot Kids franchise sells books and other products featuring characters from the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scout & The Gumboot Kids is a preschool series that teaches simple lessons about nature and being mindful. There are some images of animals feeding their young bugs and other things, but there's nothing really frightening to worry about. Its colorful combination of live-action and animation will draw kids in, but parents also might enjoy watching along and join them in some of the mindfulness exercises being taught. The show's product line includes related books and other items.
Is It Any Good?
Each episode of this lovely series combines live action with animation to produce a colorful and engaging nature program from which preschoolers can easily learn. Each mystery requires kids to be curious about the outdoors, and to think critically about what they find. It also encourages them to be gentle and respectful towards these natural environments. But what makes the show truly unique is the effort it makes to teach children how to stop, breathe, relax, and mentally focus on where they are and the wonders around them. Overall, Scout & The Gumboot Kids is a fun and gentle program that offers lots of great lessons about nature, and about living in the moment.
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