Parents' Guide to

The Magic School Bus

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

A fun, frantic, and educational ride for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 6+
Very educational The older versions is better as it contains more subjects for kids

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

Educational for ages

I’m guessing the newer reviews that say it’s inappropriate must be talking about the new tv series, they used to have these tv shows in school.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (31):

There's lots of fun and learning along the way, though at times the pace is so fast that it can be easy to miss some of the educational value. Some of the effects used in the animation can be pretty strange, too -- the sight of a group of mussels with the heads of children, each wearing a jet pack, isn't something you see every day, but it will keep kids and parents entertained.

The Magic School Bus series strictly follows the formula of the book series created by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. From dinosaurs to beehives, kids get an inside peek into the inner workings, history, and function on a wide range of topics.

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