A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lots of age-appropriate learning about various STEAM subjects.
Respect for nature and teamwork are often highlighted.
Positive Role Models
The Polos are all different kinds of animals of different ages, yet all six of them manage to remain a tight group of friends and support each other.
Products & Purchases
Related Marco Polo apps are available to purchase and play.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Polos are Marco, Lily, Gorby, Willow, Chester, and Nash, a group of colorful animal friends who go on adventures together. The Polos themselves are animated, but the places they explore are photorealistic; for example, a trip to the jungle brings the crew face to face with real animals and habitats. Their travels also lead them under the water and even to space. Each episode includes songs that tie into the day's theme. This series is from the same people who created the Marco Polo series of apps for kids, which also feature cute characters and lots of learning.
Is It Any Good?
This charming series has a bright, energetic vibe without being frenetic, and kids will enjoy getting to know each Polo personality as well as learning about STEAM subjects. The musical adventures in The Polos, while brief, give kid viewers lots of info to chew on, and the songs are catchy and packed with facts about critters like cuttlefish who can camouflage themselves, or why it's important to pick up after yourself for the good of the planet.
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