As a mom and a blogger for All Ages of Geek, running Geek Mom World, I am always thrilled to hear about new shows coming out on PBS Kids. That’s why I was ecstatic when I first heard about the upcoming PBS Kids show, “Work it Out Wombats“. Not only is the show visually adorable, but it also teaches valuable STEM concepts in a way that is easy for kids to understand.
Not many shows have focused heavily on STEM and when they do it’s either boring concepts or always focused on stereotypical tech characters. “Work it Out Wombats” has a special knack for STEM which is why I decided to give it a review on All Ages of Geek’s Geek Mom World!
STEM Done Right in “Work it Out Wombats”
The show follows a team of problem-solving Wombats who use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solve challenges and save the day. The Wombats are relatable, funny, and charming characters that are easy for kids to connect with and learn from. I even loved learning more about them over on their Twitter account from their character sheets!
PBS Kids, Pipeline Studio and GBH Kids along with all the writers and cast, have done an excellent job of making the STEM concepts accessible to young children and incorporating physical activity into the show to promote healthy habits. The show also aims to inspire children from underrepresented communities to pursue STEM fields, which is something that I truly appreciate.
I am particularly excited about the work of Mercedes Brazier-Thurman, Shemeka Foster, Sofia Geck, Cheyenne “Casper” Lynn, and Dejen Tesfagiorgis, who are all scriptwriting fellows on the show. These writers bring a wealth of experience and talent to the table, and I know that their contributions will make “Work it Out Wombats” an even more engaging and inspiring show.
“Work it Out Wombats” Compared to “Busytown”
As a mom who loves introducing my kids to new and exciting worlds (thanks to my TTRPG background) I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between “Work it Out Wombats” and the beloved classic “Busytown” by Richard Scarry. Both take place in bustling, vibrant communities where the characters all work together to solve problems and have fun. The Wombats’ Treeborhood is filled with diverse characters, each with their own unique skills and passions, just like the residents of Busytown. And just like how “Busytown” taught my kids important lessons about teamwork and problem-solving, I know that “Work it Out Wombats” will do the same for them but with STEM lessons on top of it all. I can’t wait for my boys to join in on the fun lessons in Treeborhood.
From the trailer and preview episode of “Work it Out Wombats” the show’s pacing is perfect for kids. The humor is also spot-on, and the education is great for both kids and parents who are also learning STEM. The show is the perfect example of edutainment, education meets entertainment!
One thing I love about PBS Kids is their commitment to providing high-quality educational content for children. So, parents and caregivers, mark your calendars for the premiere of “Work it Out Wombats” on PBS Kids and get ready for an adventure in Treeborhood. This show is going to be a huge hit and I can’t wait to see it take over the hearts of families everywhere.
A STEM-based Kids Show Coming from All Ages of Geek
I am so excited to share that in 2023, All Ages of Geek and Stec Studio are in preproduction of a new series called “Galaxy-Boy Delivery”! This show (which I was lucky enough to be an early-access reviewer of) is sure to be a hit with its focus on STEM. It’s not just entertainment, but a valuable resource for parents and caregivers who want to provide their children with engaging and educational content. I’m counting down the days until the premiere and I know my boys are too!