Parents' Guide to

Tiny World

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Amazing nature docu series will delight whole family.

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Phenomenal nature series is engaging, gorgeous, & not too scary

We are big fans of nature documentaries as a family -- we watch the PBS Nature series, we've watched all of Disney's nature docs... but Tiny World stands apart because of its cinematography. It really puts you in footsteps of some of the smallest creatures. Sometimes what these creatures go through can be a bit tense and dramatic, but generally I'd say these episodes end happily and whatever creature you're rooting for survives. My kids have pretty low conflict tolerance (4 and 8), and they love this show.
age 5+

Planet Earth Style documentary more suited for young audience

Spent the holidays watching this series. Excellent filming of tiny creatures. Some scenes might be violent of a creature preying on another creature, but nothing with blood, mostly insects and crabs losing their life.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fantastic docuseries inspires curiosity and wonder about the natural world. The entire family can learn amazing facts about small creatures (like: did you know an Australian echidna can eat 60,000 ants in 10 minutes?). The cinematography is stunningly gorgeous. Where else can you watch a spider smaller than a lentil do an elaborate and hilarious mating dance in crystal-clear detail? Each episode has numerous "how-did-they-capture-that" moments (to the point that it's easy to wonder if the producers are manipulating reality a bit). Rudd's charming narration links all the creatures' stories together with a cohesive narrative.

Kids and parents alike will love Tiny World, and it's perfect for whole-family viewing. Kids sensitive to scariness may want to skip this series (or have grown-ups armed with a quick fast-forward reflex nearby). Scary scenes include things like predators chasing prey and a baby animal getting stuck in a wildfire, and these tense moments are played up for dramatic effect. The scary things (like animals getting eaten or dying) are never actually shown, but the build up may be too much for some kids.

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