Parents' Guide to

It's OK to Be Smart

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Entertaining science-based videos inspire curiosity.

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Hanson's ability to condense a broad scope of information and present it in an engaging and entertaining manner makes these videos a lot of fun to watch. The episode titles play on viewers' natural curiosity (who wouldn't want to know more about a 20-million-year-old spider???), and Hanson delivers thorough but succinct lessons that are easy for even novice scientists to grasp.

It's OK to Be Smart has some great knowledge to impart on just about any age, but the directions in which the content veers can be unpredictable. Though there's nothing strictly mature about any of the topics broached, related topics invite mention of subjects like sex and physical attraction. With some thoughtful selection, these videos can be a fun watch for families.

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