My kids love creating! I am impressed with their imagination to take a blank canvas and turn it into something unique that represents their personality. My kids were recently inspired by the Annedroids to create “things” out of nothing.
is Amazon Studios’ third original kids series. It can be watched on Prime Instant Video. This science based action series, created by JJ Johnson, follows three kids as they immerse themselves in the world of science. This show inspires kids to creatively think. Amazon’s goal is to inspire lifelong learners and provide children with the skills that will help them find personal and professional satisfaction in their future.
Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.
Anne and her friends’ adventures provide many opportunities to showcase the key processes of STEM, which are often not addressed well in children’s television programming. This includes processes involved with identifying problems and asking questions, making plans and creating prototypes, experimenting and testing, reflecting and revising. In particular, it is good to see that Anne and her friends learn as much from failure as success, and see the failures as opportunities to try new things.
Just as Anne uses things found in her junkyard to create new inventions, help celebrate National Recycling Week by creating your own fun experiments and projects using recyclable treasures found around your home!
While watching the new episodes of Annedroids, my kids were inspired to create their own unique projects out of scraps and recyclable materials. My kids enjoyed having the freedom to create whatever they wanted to. They were inspired to create their own city. They created buildings out of boxes, styro-foam cups, and other recyclable materials. They were excited to go through our recycling and scraps in order to find objects that would work for their creations.
I enjoyed watching their imagination take shape as they put their buildings together. They even made people out of plastic bottles! I hope that as they continue to watch the show and mature, that they will be inspired to make more creations out of what is in front of them.
Anne, the main character of Annedroids, was recently named one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014 by Common Sense media. When faced with a problem, she sees only possibilities– no amount of failure ever dampens her spirit. Where most people see junk, Anne sees possibility. I want more for my kids, especially my daughter. Girls are inspired to be princesses in most TV shows, so it is nice to see a young girl get creative and use her abilities to create something out of nothing!
I am glad that Annedroids promotes creativity and science in a tangible way for my kids to experience. You can watch these episodes on Prime Instant Video. You can read my previous review of Annedroids HERE.
How will you celebrate National Recycling Week?
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