Parents' Guide to

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 26 parent reviews

age 3+

Very adorable but bad commercials

First I would like to preface that this show is very cute and my son learns a lot from it. I would like to express concern about commercials on YouTube. I’m not sure how advertisements work but I don’t appreciate the fact that there are commercials for scary adult movies in the middle of the show. Why can’t these commercials be geared for kids so I don’t have to worry about leaving the room? It’s really unacceptable and makes me upset that I now have a terrified 4 year old right before bed.
age 6+

Racist and sexist agenda in a kids show

There are better shows for STEM. This is a Russian produced show that reflects a racist and sexist agenda. This is not the best Russia has to offer. For example the episode on beauty only features white examples as it talks about physical beauty and creators of beauty. It’s a very simple thing for a kids show to feature variety of examples of characters exemplifying beauty or contributing to beauty. The storyline was about trying to impress a boy with looks to be chosen as most beautiful. In the end a blonde character wins and to underscore the point the characters remark how being blonde is best. This storyline is almost laughably bad in terms of sexism and racism. Not all of the episodes are like this so viewer beware and screen the episodes beforehand, or talk about it with your children along with exposing them to other content. The messaging is hard to ignore and it very slickly packaged in a cute kids show so you will need to beware of that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26 ):
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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