Parents' Guide to

The Electric Company

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

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

TV PBS Educational 2009
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age 4+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 5+
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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:

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If you have fond memories of the original series from your own childhood, this great remake offers an opportunity to sit down with your kids and share some common ground. Since the show revives a few of the '70s series' classic sketches (remember those word-building silhouettes?), it's a fun way to revisit a part of your past while you connect with your kids and help reinforce their learning in a unique way.

English class has never been as fun as it is with The Electric Company at the helm. With lessons woven into humorous, kid-friendly storylines, upbeat music inspired by a variety of genres, and graphics that bring words and their letter components to life onscreen, the show gives kids multi-dimensional instruction that builds on traditional education. Brisk transitions between segments and a varied cast of characters and animated clips maintain kids' interest and entertain so well that they might not even realize the show's true intentions.

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