A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is a great introduction to the diversity of animal species, both wild and domesticated. Kids learn basic facts about many different kinds of animals, including where they live, what special attributes they have, and what their young look like.
Exposes kids to different animal species from all over the world, presenting them in groups that emphasize physical or behavioral similarities. In a single episode, viewers can be inspired by diversity, entertained by funny antics, and amazed by feats of strength and adaptation.
Positive Role Models
The narrator's commentary helps viewers better understand the animals' behavior and draws comparisons between behaviors presented within a single episode.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zoofari is a funny clip-based series about animals. It's geared toward young kids but, like lots of animal-based shows, makes for fun family viewing. Episodes present groups of creatures by shared characteristics or behavior -- those that fly, great dancers, big and little animals, babies, etc. -- with narration that teaches basic facts about the subjects in comical ways. There's not a ton of heavy learning here, but what's presented is enough to inspire kids' curiosity about the animal kingdom in general, as well as specific species, so families can build on the basics together.
Is It Any Good?
This fun series plants the seeds of curiosity about animal behavior and diversity rather than overwhelming its audience with volumes of knowledge. Using a clip-based format that caters to the short attention span of young kids, Zoofari exposes them to small amounts of facts about many different kinds of animals in basic classifications of shared traits, kind of like a primer in a young reader's library.
By pairing that with lighthearted narration and putting silly voices to many of the animals on-screen, the show makes the act of learning about the natural world an intriguing one. Even though its content is best suited for kids, Zoofari makes for fun family viewing as well, and parents and kids can build on what they learn in the show with books, series on related topics, or even field trips to a zoo or an animal park.
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