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I'm looking for new television shows to preview for my 6 year old. He is not interested in pure non-fiction, but loves fiction that incorporates non-fiction (ala Dinosaur Train and Magic School Bus). He is ready for a deeper level of information than either DT or MSB provides.<br><br>
We are pretty anti-violence in our programming choices for him, but something that introduced some real history might be acceptable.<br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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I'll check it out. It looks like too much reality and not enough storytelling for him, but maybe not.
 

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I am in the same boat as you I like looking at reviews from <a href="http://www.commonsensemedia.org" target="_blank">www.commonsensemedia.org</a> they have it sorted by age and give descriptions about things you may or may not want your kids to see. We love discovery kids!
 

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Liberty's Kids <a href="http://www.tv.com/libertys-kids/show/6584/summary.html" target="_blank">on PBS and DVD</a> is a good show and aimed at 7-12 year olds. It is based on historical facts of Revolutionary America, but it is in story format.<br><br>
The characters are fun and the info seemed accurate, it has been a few years since I watched it---but the kids I worked with (in the schools) enjoyed it. Our library has the DVDs-- it is sequential, but you could watch them out of order.
 

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My 6yo son likes Cyberchase and Zula patrol, but his favorite shows are pure non-fiction. He'll walk away if a show isn't "realistic enough." He likes Henry's amazing animals too, but we don't get that anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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