TV review by
Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Quirky history lessons sure to entertain tweens.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Teaches kids interesting, relevant lessons about history.

Violence & Scariness

Any violence is in a historical context, such as world wars or other real-life conflicts.

Sexy Stuff

Mild potty talk, such as "pain in the butt."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that they can feel safe letting tweens watch this show; each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of an infant and 7-year-old Written byMommaZ November 28, 2010

Find it - it is great, fun and EDUCATIONAL

This was a favorite of myself and my 7 year old. I am VERY upset Discovery Kids left the air (about the only channel I would let him watch regularly) in favor... Continue reading
Parent of a 10-year-old Written byesterbethe1 October 9, 2010
my 10 year loves it and is very sad to see discovery kids channel come to an end so she won't be able to see time blazers anymore.
Kid, 8 years old October 10, 2010
I Love it bring it back. Get rid of the hub. As they say " If its not broken don't fix it "!!!
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2009

The first Timeblazers review by Film Friend

I love it because it's funny and shows people social studies on TV!

What's the story?

Discovery Kids' TIMEBLAZERS takes viewers on a trip back in time to see what life was like centuries ago. The program is hosted by Shakira (Jasmine Richards), a smart 13-year-old who narrates while historians Sam (Mike Ackerman) and Jen (Heidi Leigh) illustrate why the world works the way it does.

Is it any good?

In one episode devoted to fashion trends, for example, the cast first shows viewers how the skirt evolved from what was worn in the 1800s to the minis of today, then visits British troops from 200 years ago to teach viewers how military uniforms have changed over time. Other episodes have shown how carrier pigeons and smoke signals preceded text messaging and how home security started with the caveman. Young viewers will get a kick out of the goofy hijinks Sam uses to illustrate Shakira's history lessons.

There's little about Timeblazers with which to find fault. Kids will enjoy seeing their peers onscreen, and parents will breathe easy knowing their kids aren't watching fluff.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Parents and kids might have fun looking at everyday things like clothes and computers and talking about where they got their start.

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