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The competitors share baking tips and techniques as they make cakes, bread, biscuits, and more. The judges often share the history of the pastries the competitors are asked to make. Children are exposed to both complex and simple, traditional British baked goods.
You can do anything you put your mind to. Having baking skills and practicing your technique can lead to fun rewards. Competition can be friendly. It's important to persevere when things go wrong.
Positive Role Models
All the competitors are positive role models because they are participating in a high-stakes competition. The children are vulnerable and honest about their emotions as they bake pastries that are judged by professionals, in front of a large group.
The hosts and junior bakers are diverse. They come from various places around Great Britain, and are different ages, races, and religions. All their unique skills are celebrated.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Great British Baking Show Juniors (formerly known as Junior Baking Show in the U.S.) is a reality baking competition for young competitors. The show is a spin-off of the international hit The Great British Baking Show. Judged by a diverse pair of professional bakers and hosted by a comedian, the show has a great balance of seriousness and fun. Eight junior bakers, who are slowly eliminated throughout the season, engage in two rounds of competition during each 45-minute episode. Everyone is aiming to win a cash prize. The series is well-paced, educational, and full of English charm. Viewers can learn quite a few baking tips and tricks while watching.
Is It Any Good?
The show is as sweet as the baked goods the competitors create. The Great British Baking Show Juniors is a fun and lighthearted show that the whole family, particularly fans of The Great British Baking Show, will enjoy. Themes include friendly competition, the fun of baking, and the importance of working hard to perfect your skills. Viewers will take away baking tips that may inspire an at-home baking experience. Children are encouraged to express themselves through baking and put their creativity to great use.
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