Education, Kids

Kids Thinking with Annedroids

August 2, 2014

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Most of you know that when my kids ask for some screen time, I suggest (and sometimes beg) that they choose the most educational options. While on our third week of visiting family in Chicago, my oldest jumped at the chance for some downtime on my laptop to check out this Annedroids series I kept telling him about!

Annedroids is a science based-action adventure series that follows eleven-old genius and kid-scientist Anne, who has invented and built her own amazing androids, and her friends and kid assistants Nick and Shania. Together the kid trio make amazing scientific discoveries while undertaking the biggest experiment of all: growing up. I immediately noticed that Anne was the rock star, and I thought, “girl power!” Because I have three boys, I really appreciate when girls and women play the role of what is traditionally given to boys and men.

My son Diego, who is seven, didn’t even notice who was playing the lead scientist role because the show was so engaging! Annedroids, like all of Amazon’s children’s programs, is designed to develop creative thinking in children and has been tested to ensure they achieve this goal. Diego quickly asked to view the next episode and then the next…After watching three episodes with me, I asked him to get ready for our next Chicago tourist stop. Throughout the day, he continued to ask me about the science experiments Anne and her team created. I can tell he can’t wait to get back to New Jersey to try a few things on his own! That’s exactly what I want when my kids view something on TV or my laptop: I want them to enjoy their downtime with something witty, funny and smart like Annedroids!

Annedroids is Amazon Studios’ third original kids series, is aimed at children ages 4-7 and just made its debut on July 25th on Prime Instant Video. Have you had a chance to view Annedroids with your kids? Let me know if you do!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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