Parents' Guide to

Wild Kratts

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.

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age 5+

Based on 50 parent reviews

age 5+

Good show except for physical stereotypes...

I sit and watch this with my daughters. The show is cute and kinda informative. Perhaps I am more sensitive and I know it is a cartoon but I wish it would expand more to more body types and personalities. I saw this reflected in other reviews too. They have diverse people DOING TECH AND SCIENCE (which is great). But everyone is still the stereotypical super extroverted type with exaggerated super skinny athletic builds and tiny waists (girls). And the guys are happy go lucky doofy and dumb. If you don't think the kids (girls) pick up on this you are wrong. And It's kind of a bummer. I'm not saying promote unhealthyness or checking off woke type boxes. But maybe just baby steps toward reflecting actual reality. Great start but just mix it up a little more.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (50):
Kids say (67):

This show is the first animated venture for real-life brothers/zoologists Chris and Martin, who have entertained and educated kids in previous series such as Zoboomafoo. Their humor and rapport translate well to their animated counterparts, making Wild Kratts an adventure-filled series that's a fun choice for kids.

Parents will find plenty to like as well, as the Kratts capitalize on the opportunity to expose their captive audience to the wonders of wildlife, teaching viewers about diverse species and exposing them to scientific concepts such as adaptation, hibernation, and extinction. Each episode also includes footage of the real-life Kratts interacting with the real-life animal subject in its natural habitat, so kids can better picture how what they've learned translates to the real natural world.

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