A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Brooke teaches viewers how to do creative projects. She models curiosity by using her five senses.
Curiosity inspires creativity. Creativity helps solve problems.
Positive Role Models
Brooke models positivity, curiosity, and healthy habits like hand washing before preparing foods and recycling plastic bags. She taps into her creative nature to solve problems.
Kids who range in ethnic diversity are featured in some craft segments of the show.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Makery is a preschool series on Peacock that consists of 15 minute episodes hosted by Brooke Henzell. In it, Brooke faces problems that inspire her creativity. She makes and bakes, completing cool projects that her audience can follow along with. The projects are simple enough for the youngest viewers with the help of an adult and engaging enough for school-aged kids to also participate in. With bright colors and lively music, the show encourages curiosity and problem solving.
Is It Any Good?
Peacock's preschool series has a cool concept, combining elements of hits like Blue's Clues and Gabby's Dollhouse. At The Makery, there's lively music, talking objects and puppets, diverse kids – just what little ones love and parents feel good about putting them in front of. But all of the whimsy comes from the Makery itself, while host Brooke falls a little flat in the charisma department. With a very neat look, she seems to lack the quirkiness that would be expected of someone who lives in such a creative place. Nevertheless, the crafts and activities are perfect for keeping young viewers hooked, and there are plenty of easy but original activities for parents to engage in with their children.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.