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By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.

TV PBS Educational 1999
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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Wrong TV Rating

Zoom is actually rated TV-Y7. This page says TV-Y. But this is nothing new because I've seen this issue on this site before. Foster's Home also says TV-Y (it is TV-Y7 actually)
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

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.

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