Parents' Guide to

Uma and Devan Namaste!

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Adventures of a multigenerational Indian American family.

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It's always exciting when a new show comes along that can open up a preschooler's world view. Uma and Devan Namaste! uses the stories told by the kids' Indian-born grandparents, Dadi and Dadu, to do just that. As viewers might expect, Dadi and Dadu share their cultural traditions as well as stories about what it was like growing up in India. But the pair are more than just a device for delivering facts about India and its people; the show also uses them for comedic relief, poking fun at their bougie nature. When the family goes camping, for example, Dadu complains, "I can't believe we have to build our own hotel room." There are also storylines built around some of their insecurities about being different. The result is a show with surprisingly nuanced characters and relationships that can teach preschoolers a lot of valuable lessons.

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