Tab Time

TV review by
Randa Awada, Common Sense Media
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Engaging preschool show is both educational and sensitive.

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Educational Value

The episodes are rich with educational content both relating to the episode theme (e.g. How Things Grow) as well as social and emotional learning tidbits scattered throughout. Some segments include visits to a science lab and speaking with an expert.

Positive Messages

The show is full of positive messages that build confidence and encourage individual differences. Ms. Tab leads with respect and kindness in all her interactions. 

Positive Role Models

Main character Ms. Tab is an excellent role model for how kids should approach learning, doing things like asking critical questions and expressing and naming her feelings. And she's just the tip of the iceberg among the many positive characters featured in Tab Time. 

Diverse Representations

It's refreshing to see a Black woman leading the cast of this show, and Brown also brings on a number of "super cool expert" guest stars that primarily provide diverse representation within the Black community, but also include Asian-American guests. The kids featured on the show are also from diverse backgrounds. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tab Time is a mixed live action and animation preschool show on Youtube Originals. Starring Tabitha Brown, episodes include a variety of segments that keep children engaged, including imagination adventures, cooking, storytelling, songs, craft time with kid guests. The show will likely spark preschoolers' curiosity in new interests and inspire questions. Brown builds confidence by encouraging individuality. The show also features a diverse and talented selection of celebrity guests. 

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Adult Written byFourquet January 20, 2022

The best show for kids & the whole family!

My daughter loved it so much she can’t stop watching it! Tab you are the best!

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What's the story?

The show explores themes like growing, family, friendship, and music, and highlights social and emotional skills throughout. Host Tabitha Brown (an actress and social media influencer) draws on her expertise in cooking, storytelling, and motivational speaking in this preschool series. The series also features lots of celebrity guests, from The Good Place's Manny Jacinto to actress and singer Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha). 

Is it any good?

Tabitha Brown's warm and inviting personality comes through each segment of this preschool series. She meets the show's kids at their level, listens and learns with curiosity and kindness, solidifying herself as a highly effective role model for viewers to do the same. Segments with guests feel genuine and unscripted, and combined with the unpredictable places we visit in our "imagination," the show does succeed in capturing both children and parents' attention. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about things that grow. All living things grow... plants, animals, and people! What do plants need to grow? When was a time you felt like you were growing? 

  • Which of Ms. Tab's friends do you like the best? Why? What did you learn from DJ Krafty, or Starla the Spatula? 

  • Feelings are a big part of this show. Ms. Tab tells us that whatever you're feeling is the right feeling, because that's how you're feeling. Can you name what you're feeling? Do you ever feel more than one feeling at a time, like nervous and excited?

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