The Electric Company

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Excellent update of '70s classic makes English lessons fun.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 5+
For 5-14 year olds. HEY YOU GUYS!!!! This awesome show teaches you the fun of math and language arts, for kids of all ages. The plot is just so quirkey enough to catch the eyes of the kids and the adults around them. No one is gonna turn this show away. Their website: http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/

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age 2+

Brilliant way to ruin my childhood.

This is not a good version of The Electric Company. It feels like it is only for kids, but offers NOTHING for the whole family. Also, there are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too many bright colors, the acting is horrible, and the music is annoying. I just HATE this, and I can't believe people like this.

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