Chip and Potato

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Sweet friendship helps young pup face new experiences.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 2+

Teaches kids to keep secrets with adults

So not only does this show teach that it's okay to lie and keep secrets from your parents, but it gets even worse. In one of the episodes the neighbors are moving, and chip goes to say goodbye and ends up saying something along the lines of "if I tell you something you have to promise you won't tell anyone" she might even say "you have to promise you wont tell my parents", I can't quite remember. Then she tells the neighbor about her secret snuggly potato mouse. That was the moment I decided my child would no longer watch this show. After weeks of her crying over it I finally have won her over and she will now say "Chip & potato yucky show" Because it is. Also, chip seems super entitled and bratty. There was an episode where she got chicken poxs and after coming back to school she was really rude about her friend making another friend when she was gone. I could really go on and on and on about this show. Seriously don't let your kids watch it.
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age 4+

Why would you teach kids it’s okay to keep secrets?

This is a sweet show that teaches a lot of good things. However, Chip keeps Potato a secret from almost everyone. We shouldn’t teach our children to keep secrets from their family. That’s what abusers do. Kids need to know that they can share anything with their families and be accepted.
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