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The Fixies

By Natascha Crandall, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Little creatures teach STEM subjects in a fun way for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 4+

Communication to solve problems and use common sense.

For long, one of the best kid`s series of the last decades. It is focus on STEM and solving problems as a team, as a family, being among brothers or with parents as should be for kids. Congrat! to the creators keep going with this kind of content.
age 6+

Nice stem but really bad sexism

Definitely sexism. Notice the only ones waving the sexism aside are harping on other people's reviews. Sorry, the sexism definitely exists and it's more than just portraying "the norm" for some families. Example, the reputation of the woman scientist all hinges on how well she dresses the man scientist and she literally faints when the iron gets ruined (which... in my occupation thats not my focus in the lab and shouldn't be anyone's, sorry). And no, that the mom is a dentist makes the comment about the kitchen being her office even worse. The episode about the doll explains girls play with dolls because they're inherently predisposed to and have the job of being mothers via cooking and cleaning and doing the laundry. Hockey is explicitly stated to be a boys game multiple times that girls just don't enjoy. Blondness is deemed "beauty" and it never gets addressed that's not necessarily the case. That's not even addressing the lack of diversity. The stem aspects are great and was happy to see my son watching something with such a technical aspect but then quickly became disappointed. I'll stick to Storybots I think until he's a bit older.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (2 ):

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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