A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
As the characters visit different points on the globe, kids learn about notable landmarks, topography, language, and culture. The show encourages respect for diversity and a desire to learn about the people and places of the world.
Kids see the characters solve problems through teamwork and creativity. The show celebrates diversity and introduces kids to many different cultures and places in the world.
Positive Role Models
Jett and his Super Wings friends are friendly, resourceful, curious, and always eager to help. They enjoy learning about the various places they visit and the customs of the people there.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Super Wings exposes preschoolers to the world's geographical and cultural diversity through the adventures of a friendly and helpful airplane named Jett. Kids will learn about the landmarks, language, and customs of each new setting in age-appropriate ways as Jett makes new friends, and there are strong messages about teamwork in how all the characters work together to solve problems. This delightful show is an excellent introduction to the concepts of diversity and world customs.
Is It Any Good?
With Jett at the controls, the world is a kid's classroom in this charming series that introduces them to the planet's cultural diversity. At each stop, viewers learn about how the local people live, dress, eat, and play, all through the characters' interactions within the story. It's such a natural learning experience that kids won't even realize they're absorbing a wealth of cultural knowledge just by watching. Even geographical references are made in a way that this age group can understand with ease, thanks to simple illustrations of recognizable landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and so on) on a globe.
The characters' experiences also teach kids about working together and thinking creatively to solve problems. Sometimes that's achieved by Jett and his new friends alone, but more often it requires the help of one or more of his Super Wings friends, which reminds kids that even the most capable of us needs assistance at some point.
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