I was provided with a complimentary review copy of Liberty’s Kids to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
Liberty’s Kids is now out on DVD and available for purchase on Amazon. We got a copy to review and share our thoughts with you and I was really impressed with this series! This set includes 40 episodes and check out some of the voice talent: Whoopi Goldberg, Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Warren Buffett, Liam Neeson and more! I love that I can recognize some of the voices during the shows.
Check out this Liberty’s Kids trailer!
So what did we think of Liberty’s Kids?
I really liked the series, even for myself as an adult. I had terrible history teachers in high school, (sorry Mr. Sawyer, I learned nothing from you) and wasn’t required to take it in college. Now that I’m older, and especially having a husband who is a bit of a history buff and knows a lot, I wish I knew more. So though I know how and when and why America gained her freedom from England, there were a lot of details that I totally missed and I learned a lot watching some of these episodes.
The kids learned a lot, too, though I think my 4yo. son is definitely on the young side to absorb much. My daughter is nearly 8 and she took in a lot more and asked some great questions while we were watching together. Slavery is discussed in the show, which is something that’s maybe a little hard to talk about with kids. I liked the way it was presented and discussed and it gave me a good ‘in’ to carry on a conversation with my daughter about it, so I thought that was an added bonus I wasn’t expecting.
My kids were both a little startled by some of the battle scenes, but that’s part of history and though this is a cartoon it’s based on fact. So we had to chat about that, too.
Overall we all learned a lot and I love that it’s presented in a way that uses personal stories of the characters to keep kids engaged and interested. It definitely doesn’t feel like a history lesson! The reviews on Amazon are outstanding. Everyone from adults like me to young kids, teachers, and homeschooling families love this series. I really like that you can get the entire collection in one set and work your way through it. This is going to be a great resource for us as the kids go through school and start learning more about American history.
You can read more about the series on Amazon (check out some of the reviews while you’re there!) and order if you’d like to have this set for your family!