A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Songs teach letters A-Z.
Fun songs create a positive attitude about learning.
Positive Role Models
Storybots are overall enthusiastic and kind, but hard to see many examples of good behavior in super short songs.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Storybots: Laugh, Learn, Sing is a music video compilation show featuring the zany educational robots of YouTube and Ask the Storybots fame. The hour-long episodes feature Storybots songs that have previously been released, and each hour focuses on a theme, like the alphabet. With no iffy content, these music videos are appropriate for the youngest viewers (though some of the jokes may land better with 5-6 year olds).
Is It Any Good?
Storybots got its start on YouTube with catchy music videos for preschoolers, and the songs themselves in Laugh, Learn, Sing are a lot of fun. This particular music video compilation series is a bit so-so; the intro videos for each music video are just rehashing content from the songs and seems like a bit of padding that kids may not appreciate. The Storybots franchise is great fun, but this particular show has a fair bit of learning 'broccoli' sprinkled in-between the fun stuff. Grown-ups will appreciate the long length of these compilations and that they're full of educational content, but kids will probably enjoy the similar, but more silly and Storybots-y Storybots Super Songs series more.
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