Parents' Guide to

Treehouse Detectives

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple mysteries teach preschoolers about natural world.

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

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 2+

My Great Grandson really gets into the one especially the lost egg and the ghost chasers its about a lizard skin that is floating in the air.

He has learned a lot from this one and phonic on Youtube. He watches word party he has learned from the all and has memorized saying on tree house the hole session of it. He get so excited. He went to no talking at 2 to now almost 3 and is smarter than we know. He learned all the alphabet, numbers and now is reading from the programs we left the words on them as they say it. He will be 3 shortly. So Yes these programs all help develop them in different ways just put things on they cant get things showing up you dont want. I use YouTube kids and block things from it.
age 3+

Very Good Version of the Detective Team Show

The conceit is just like many other kids' shows where the team of friends is alerted to some sort of mystery and they work to solve it, but this one is very well-executed. Great animation and pacing for preschoolers. The characters are all friendly and helpful to one another, and the problems/mysteries are not at all scary or dire. The team often uses natural science to solve the problems, so there's an educational component, too. Good, solid fare for preschool age kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (13 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This sweet series appeals to preschoolers' sense of curiosity and illustrates the value of asking questions, suggesting answers, and learning from the process of solving mysteries. Those that present themselves to Toby and Teri are relatable to the experiences of the Treehouse Detectives' viewers: What attracts bees? Why do bodies of water look like they change colors? Why is flight easy for some creatures and hard for others? These simple queries inspire fun, friendly, and educational adventures for the show's characters and, by association, for the kids who watch.

Most prominent among the characters' many positive attributes is a persistent can-do attitude about every puzzle they face. Never do they get discouraged, even when their theories are proven incorrect or their ideas don't pan out. Instead they learn from the experiences, regroup, and try again, always with the confidence that eventually they will find the answer in the end.

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