Zoom

Common Sense Media says

Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The cast is diverse, and their message is all about learning and sharing ideas.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fun, fast-paced show is hosted by a multi-racial cast of seven. The premise is to introduce viewer-generated ideas for many different kinds of projects, all of which are easily reproducible at home.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

ZOOM is the show that encourages kids to \"turn off the TV and do it!\" It features games, science, food, theatre, and just about anything else you can imagine. Taped guest segments showcase groups of kids doing good works all over the country, from working with the elderly to sending packages to soldiers overseas.

Is it any good?

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Zoom reflects the myriad interests of middle-elementary kids. Fun and enlightening at the same time, everything in the series is presented by a cheerful and talented multi-racial cast. Tapes guest segments include a deaf boy explaining his life and dreams to viewers, and a French girl discussing her love of singing.

The show's science experiments are fun and practical, including testing for skin sensitivity and sense perception. All of the materials and procedures are clearly explained so kids can try them at home, and the cast encourages viewers to send their results and ideas in. It's fun and clever, and a cut above typical TV fare.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the projects featured on the show. Which ones are the most appealing? Do you have any ideas for new projects to submit? Parents and kids are encouraged to do the projects together and send their results into the show.

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About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byKeds43@aol.com April 9, 2008
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I miss it!!!!!!!

This was an awesome show, i miss it sooooooo much! Fannee Doolee rox!
Teen, 14 years old Written bywii April 9, 2008
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i liked it a lot but i hated the theme song
Adult Written byvalerie1299 April 9, 2008
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educational!

My son is always wanting to do the experiments after the show. He loves it!

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