Reading Rainbow: Family Matters

1985 NR 1h 30m DVD

Reading Rainbow: Family Matters

1985 NR 1h 30m DVD
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Family's at the heart of this double dose of classic episodes from the "Reading Rainbow" children's series, hosted and narrated by LeVar Burton. Featured books in this collection include &NFi;Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies&NFi_; (written by Ann Turner and illustrated by James Graham Hale) and &NFi;The Patchwork Quilt&NFi_; (written by Valerie Flournoy and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney).
Isabel Sanford, John Sebastian, LeVar Burton, Andrew Lei
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this program, which encourages kids to read, has been on for more than 20 years. Critics at first thought it was counter-intuitive to emphasize reading books on television. But this program makes story time rich and interesting. Along with stories narrated by renowned actors, documentary-style investigations explore everything from locomotives to city markets to slavery.

Sexual Content

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Social Behavior

Compassionate curiosity with an emphasis on diversity is the bread and butter of this program.


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Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

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  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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