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Annedroids

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    I have been an educator for over fifteen years and I can’t even begin to tell you how important exposing kids to a STEM curriculum centered around science, technology, engineering, and math is to their academic development.  This is why the teacher in me loves the new Emmy nominated Annedroids on Amazon.  Season three airs June 24th on Amazon Prime Video and features characters that encompass what a female role model should be.  It is through the trial and error of using science and technology that the main character builds androids with some help from her friends.

    As I previewed Season 3, I immediately fell in love with the show’s protagonist, Anne.  She is a genius who uses her skills as a tween scientist to invent and bring to life these androids while her besties Nick and Shania lend a helping hand.  It is easy to see how close they are to one another when they unite with their android friends to make sure that the junkyard is not infiltrated and that PAL is not kidnapped.  It’s no easy feat since PAL is very inquisitive and loves asking lots of questions.  That simply would not do since it is Anne’s most remarkable android invention.

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     Since this is a live-action adventure series, we really enjoyed watching Anne and her friends make some awesome scientific discoveries, while at the same time struggling with the growing pains of becoming a teen.  The best part is that these three friends can really be themselves when they are together.  Anne doesn’t have to worry about showing her brainy side as a tween genius, Shania doesn’t have to hide her eccentricity around these neighbors, and Nick loves working together with both his friends.  

    Annedroids features photo-real CGI android characters in a gritty live action world.  It’s a series that highlights science, technology, engineering and math and does it all from the point of view of an 11-year old girl.  Anne loves getting her hands dirty to make things, breaking things apart to see how they work, and mixing things together to see that happens.  She takes every stereotype of a typical tween girl and shatters it into a million pieces!

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    Amazon Prime members can tune in to watch Season 3 on June 24 and you can learn more about Annedroids and review previous seasons on Amazon Prime as well.  We certainly will be binge watching past episodes as soon as school officially ends here in New York City next week!

Let’s Discuss:  Why do you think programming that breaks down barriers and sparks discussion is so important to watch with your own children?

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  1. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I will have to check this out for my kids on our Amazon Prime. Love the STEM curriculum it introduces!

  2. I love this! Thank you for introducing me to this show! I can’t wait to get started on seasons 1 and 2. Now to answer your question: I believe it is important to watch WITH your child so you can be there when they have questions or, when the program goes in a direction that you aren’t in agreement with or or think your child is ready to hear. I remember my daughter hearing about racism in a cartoon at four. I didn’t want her to know that it existed when she was four, I wanted her to make friends with all kinds of people. She asked what it was, and I felt like I had to tell her. She was sad and I didn’t think that was necessary for a cartoon to go there at this age.

  3. I need to just put this show on the TV sometime rather than let the boys pick. As someone who trained in the hardcore sciences in college and now teaches her kids at home, I am all for anything that helps them get excited about STEM subjects.

  4. christina aliperti says:

    I love the discussion that this sparks because too much entertainment for kids is just the kid sitting there watching something. I love that this makes them actually think.

  5. I LOVE entertainment that incorporates STEM. It makes me feel better about letting my kiddos watch it!

  6. I’ve never seen or heard of this show before. It sounds like a show my niece might have enjoyed when she was younger.

  7. Breaking those stereo types that were around when I was young–girls were not good in science or math and should not seek out professions in those disciplines is one of the best things I’ve heard in ages!! Everyone with kids should make it a point to watch this series and get there kids to watch it too.

  8. This is such a popular show with kids, isn’t it? I love that it empowers girls too!

  9. We live in a world where barriers are being torn down, but not everyone is happy about it. Whether it’s transgender issues or just girl power, the world is changing, and it’s important to help our kids to understand that that’s a good thing.

  10. I don’t have kids but I remember my parents often initiated discussions with us around the programs that we were watching. I think it helped us learn to think critically about what we were consuming and form our own opinions.

  11. Sounds like an interesting show! Maybe it will still be around when my kids get older.

  12. Oops didn’t finish before hitting enter… I think its important for this type of program because if the parent is there they can answer any questions the child might have sparking more interest or helping with any confusion.

  13. I love how stem kids to really explore new areas of learning. I have two children who love STEM focused curriculum.

  14. This looks like a good family movie. Honestly I cannot answer your question. I can’t say if it was important, but I know I like the family time we spend together and we experience something like this together so we’d have some conversation topic for it later.

  15. Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    I think having this kind of programming gives kids the opportunity to ask questions and understand the world a bit better! Just my opinion.

  16. I think that learning starts at home. If we teach our children not to stereotype and to accept people for who they are when at home, then senseless violence like what happened in Orlando might be avoided. That’s why these videos are so important.

  17. Jeanine says:

    I think it’s so important to watch programs that break down barriers and open discussion because its great to get kids talking and thinking. Most of the time programs on tv are full of nothing, and leave little to the imagination. We will have to check this out.

  18. This is awesome. I love that there is such a big focus on the STEM subjects. It’s great when kids can be excited about them.

  19. I think watching shows like Annedroids with your kids is important so YOU are there to answer their questions or to engage them to think a little further with the different questions and ideas that are sparked from watching the show.

  20. I think the whole android platform is very healthy for getting kids inspired to learn about STEM.
    I really think the future looks bright in this area.

  21. Love the sound of this program. I look forward to seeing it one day. I think it’s great to have shows that spark curiosity and I love it when sometimes a show or a news item prompts meaningful conversation with my kids. There are often talking points that shows can prompt. I look for those and frankly my kids naturally will find them on their own too and then ask me hard questions. That’s all good because it keeps our relationship strong.

  22. Megan McCoig says:

    I have almost been close to switching this on and giving it a go. I will do so now as you’ve given a fab review 🙂

  23. I think it is important to bring things up like this often because it makes it the norm. I have actually seen this show. I like it. 🙂

  24. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ooooooo now this is something my daughter would love!!! She’s all into this type of stuff!

  25. I need to take a look at this! We just got the Amazon fire stick so it’ll be easy for us to watch on our TV!

  26. Oh wow I love how they look at the idea of female identity and being targeted at a teen audience will make them more understanding of gender identity issues.

  27. We try to keep most of our kids’ TV time educational. I think that when used the right way, this kind of programming can inspire kids in every day life. They may get ideas for play or it may inspire their future career.

  28. I’ve never heard of Annedroids, but it looks like something I would have loved as a kid! It’s important that this stuff is introduced in the home, not just at the schools!

  29. From a mom whose son was on a robotics team for years and is now a mentor we strongly support anything STEM.

  30. This reminds of the time we made electricity as a fun science project at home. I hadn’t heard of this show before but going to check it out. Summer is out and I’d must rather he watch shows like that than all those annoying Youtube unboxing and gaming walkthrough videos.

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