A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Aims to teach viewers how things in their daily lives work. Characters explore items such as scales, mirrors, vacuums, thermometers, etc. Lays out the mechanics in simple, easy to understand ways with great visuals; supports a STEAM curriculum. But the show's not perfect: Main character does numerous things that should not be mimicked by viewers, such as lying to parents, playing with hairdryers, calling other characters names, and inhaling helium to change his voice, to name a few.
Main character does not consistently exhibit positive characteristics. However, the Fixies present in the episodes are more positive and offer value by working together and helping others to fix things.
Positive Role Models
The main character, Tom, isn't always a great role model as he often does things to help himself rather than others. However, some of the Fixies (Simka and Nolik) are kind and thoughtful characters. One of the Fixies, Verde, however, is a stereotypical girl and only cares about herself and her appearance.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Fixies is an animated preschool show that's visually beautiful and entertaining, and successfully teaches viewers how today's technology and machinery operate and work. The Fixies, creatures who help put things back together, are positive and offer value by working together and helping others to fix things. It's a lot of fun for preschoolers, but parents will want to be aware that sometimes the main character unintentionally models poor or dangerous behavior to viewers, and caution should be used when this is shown to younger audiences.
Is It Any Good?
This animated show is both educational and entertaining from a STEAM point of view. The Fixies are engaging and humorous, with various personalities, and their adventures clearly teach viewers how things work in a fun way. The episode storylines are also entertaining and interesting to young viewers. While the episodes support a STEAM curriculum and do a fantastic job laying out the mechanics in simple, easy-to-understand ways with great visuals, there are a few issues that pull down this show's educational value. The main character does some things that should not be mimicked by viewers, such as lying to parents, playing with hairdryers, calling other characters names, and inhaling helium to change his voice, to name a few.
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