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Zerby Derby

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Problem-solving remote-control cars are positive, fun.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Problem solving and science with trucks

Great show with an easy pace, relatable challenges, and terrific modeling of trial and error. The vehicles are perfect for my truck obsessed kid and they have distinct personalities and are supportive of each other. They are remote controlled cars, trucks, boats, and helicopters. The moving eyes and voice over give them personality. The show really shines with its problem solving (how to get across a lake, how to lift a heavy object etc). Great step by step logical ideas are tested out by the characters until they hit on the solution - try try again! Basic science and physics concepts are embedded here. And finally, as a parent who has never successfully driven a remote control car - the makers have some impressive skills!

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This positive and educational kids' series teaches the importance of trying to find solutions to problems big and small. It also demonstrates how working with friends and having a good attitude can make a difference in the ability to resolve whatever obstacle you're faced with.

Unlike a lot of kids' shows, there's no singing or musical numbers (which some may consider a blessing), but the characters' mantra of "Try, try again" is an important takeaway kids can easily remember. This, combined with the simplicity of the series, makes it a great learning tool.

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