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Some segments teach viewers skills through DIY projects and simple recipes.
Strong themes of individuality in this girl-dominated show. Tweens share their interests with viewers, connecting with other people through travel and shared hobbies and encouraging creativity through segments about crafting and self-expression. Featured celebrities sometimes hail from hobbies or professions that are traditionally male-dominated, like competitive skateboarding.
Positive Role Models
Spencer, Tehya, and Sarah are confident and outgoing, excited to meet people and have new adventures. Their experiences remind viewers that it's rewarding to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things.
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The series is hosted by Annie LeBlanc of the YouTube channel Bratayley. Guests' work, such as Luna Blaise's in Fresh Off the Boat, gets mention.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We Are Savvy is a girl-centered Canadian series that's only available with a paid subscription to YouTube Red. The show's magazine format includes segments about the cast's hobbies and personalities, interviews with teen celebrities, craft projects and simple snack recipes, and human interest stories related to travel. Strong messages about being yourself and embracing diversity are geared toward female viewers especially. This is a lively and interesting series to watch, and tweens will learn a few things in the crafting and kitchen segments especially, but its most valuable takeaway are the cast members' subtle examples of positive self-esteem.
Is It Any Good?
This YouTube Red series is heavy on messages about girl power, as most of its core cast, extended cast, and guests are of the female persuasion. As they share their interests and thoughts with their viewers, kids are reminded that friendship can overcome many differences and that being unique is something to celebrate. YouTuber Annie LeBlanc plays a minor role in the show, mostly introducing the cast's activities at the start of an episode.
We Are Savvy is a mostly scripted series with a very natural feel, and its format is a pleasant change of pace from traditional sitcoms and reality TV. Viewers also get to see the cast interact with stars they may know of, or perhaps some who will inspire interest in a new pastime they might not otherwise have considered (like skateboarding?). Work in some DIY skills and always positive messages about self-esteem, and this series is a decent offering for tweens.
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