The Bottom Line: Fun and educational show with catchy tunes
Stanley is a show about a young boy and his family. This includes his dog, cat, goldfish, older brother and both parents. When no grown ups are around the family animals can talk. The goldfish is full of information. Stanley has a "great big book of everything". Which includes a catchy theme song. It is like an interactive animal encyclopedia since Stanley can jump into the book to learn and interact with the animals (or sometimes let them out of the book).
Stanley is a fun little boy who loves animals and learning about them. Him and his friends have many adventures in the great big book of everything. They also do typical child things, play games, soccer, get upset, go to school, etc. Every episode ends up learning about certain animals they end up looking up in the great big book of everything. The animal knowledge they learn is not "basic" things like "dogs have fur". They learn all kinds of things about animals, things I didn't even know and I am sure most grown ups could learn from.
The show also features little life lessons such as not crossing the street withut a grown up, responsibility, procrastination, etc. They are taught through typical child interactions and experiences Stanley has.
All in all I still like Zobomafoo as a kids animal show but Stanley is still good. It isn't an anoying kids show and it teaches beyond the basic ABCs and 123s everyone pushes way too much. My 9 year old even still enjoys the show because she also loves animals. Will they amaze you with what they pick up from the show? Yes! Will it be something that helps them in daily life? Well the life lessons might but not sure how a lot of the animal info would but it's still fun knowledge.
Type of Program: Educational Program Quality: Thought-provoking, original material Best Suited For: 3 to 5 Years