Parents' Guide to

The Makery

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Imaginative make-and-do series educates through play.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

This show brings out your creativity!

My 5 year old, who is on the spectrum, LOVES this show. I love it, too. The crafts are really unique, and we love Brooke! It's a bit quirky, but in a super great way! Please make more episodes!!!!!
age 3+

Meh

The wooden host makes random crafts and playful food. The information/directions are not not full enough for kids to actually follow along. If you want your kids to make the crafts, you'll need to watch the episode beforehand and do a lot of prep. There's not much educational value, and despite what the Common Sense take says, Brooke's crafts don't help her solve any problems, because there aren't any problems--there's really nothing that happens... It's just...meh.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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.

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