Parents' Guide to

The Baby-Sitters Club

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Books-inspired show is dated but still has merit for kids.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+


Perfect for fans of "Liv & Maddie" looking for a slight change. My sister and I watch it every weekend. You don't need to have read the books. Let's go, Babysitter's Club!

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Great messages
Great role models

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This '90s-set series is a far cry from the glitzy tween-geared shows of today, and, although it's probably a hard sell for kids because of its, um, vintage feel, its wholesome messages are, in some ways, a welcome change from some of what's out there today. These tweens aren't interested in fashion trends, celebrities, or texting; theirs is a world of slumber parties, ice cream feasts, and making a difference in their community. What's more, they're not immune to the pull of the opposite sex, but, on the whole, their interest in boys is driven more by friendship than it is by more suggestive motivations.

There's always something to be discussed at the end of each Baby-Sitters Club episode, and kids would be hard-pressed to miss the great things the show has to say about the power of friendship and the beauty of individuality. Taken a bit farther, yours will see mature examples of basic business smarts in how the girls run their business, allocate funds, and relate to their customers, both big and small. This characters show a lot of examples of responsible caretaking and creative problem-solving, both in dealing with the kids in their charge and, more often, with each other's needs.

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