A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that FUNnel Vision is a family vlog channel starring four kids -- Lexi, Michael, Chase, and Shawn -- and their dad (mom makes sporadic appearances). The kids star in skits, food challenges, travel vlogs, and music videos. Quite a few videos have a promotional slant, whether it's a family vacation to the new Legoland resort or the toddler's trip through the toy aisles of Walmart. This prolific YouTube family also created the channels Skylander Boy and Girl, DohMuchFun, and FGTeeV.
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What's the story?
FUNNELVISION's videos include the typical YouTube-style gross food challenges (Smoothie Challenge), travel vlogs (Legoland Hotel Grand Opening + Dragon Scare Cam! (Best Day Ever w/Amusement Park Fun!)) and comedy skits, including at-home fun, special holidays, and animal adventures.
Is it any good?
There's some cute stuff on this family's light, fun YouTube channel. FUNnel Vision is mostly entertainment, with some promotional stuff sprinkled into many of the videos, especially the travel vlogs. The dad is the most outrageous character of the family, while the kids are generally just fun-loving, active kids. That said, some of the skits portray the kids with gender stereotypes, and they often appear highly motivated by stuff and hyped-up experiences.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the differences between this family's on-screen antics and the ways your family has fun. Does fun have to be YouTube-worthy to be fun?
Families can talk about how to identify advertising and consumerism in media. What is sponsored content? How can you tell?
What FUNnel Vision skits are your kid's favorites? Encourage kids to come up with some skits on their own based on similar, but manageable, themes.
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