Zoom

TV review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

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

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byThe JP Show May 25, 2009
Adult Written byDejavu April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old July 26, 2013

Friendly show

I like the seven friends named, Zoe, Jared, Keiko, Pablo, Alissa, David, and Lynese. It's so educational and I watched it on YouTube and suitible for 5 - 1... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMaya13 August 9, 2012

Perfect for kids 4-12

I used to watch this when I was 4. I say 4-12 after that it gets boring.

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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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