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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Snug's House is a spin-off of Sunny Side Up, the popular morning show for kids, and offers lots of the same learning opportunities for preschool-age children. It stars Carly Ciarrocchi as Carly, a young woman who spends every morning in a cozy cottage in an urban rooftop garden with her dog, Snug, and their best friend, TJ (played by Donell Smith). Kids can learn all kinds of things, from crafts to how to deal with feeling angry or frustrated in healthy ways. On occasion, kids are directed to the show's online site if they want to watch more content.
Quirky animated series has some drinking, crude humor
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Fun and spontaneity sacrificed.
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What's the Story?
SNUG'S HOUSE, an offshoot of the preschool morning series Sunny Side Up, stars Carly Ciarrocchi as Carly, a young woman who spends every morning in a cozy cottage in an urban rooftop garden with dog, Snug, and best friend, TJ (played by Donell Smith). Together they play games, do arts and crafts, sing, and dance. Musical guests like Tim and the Space Cadets join the fray, and they even get to check in on Chica, Sunny Side Up's favorite chicken, who is going to preschool.
Is It Any Good?
Like its parent show, this energetic series acts as an interactive play date by featuring 90-second segments of preschool-oriented content throughout a morning programming block. As a result, it provides a consistent place and cast of characters that children can focus on between different shows. However, unlike Sunny Side Up, the segments are prerecorded, allowing for more creative content.
It's colorful and fun, and most preschoolers will find it hard not to get caught up in some of the fun. Whether it's using your imagination to play with a spoon in a variety of ways, or having conversations about how to cope with your feelings, Snug's House offers lots of opportunities for young children to think, learn, and participate.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about some of the lessons kids can learn from this series: about friendship, about ways to have fun.
Do you recognize anyone from Sunny Side Up on Snug's House? Are they doing something different on this show?
- Premiere date: August 14, 2017
- Cast: Carly Ciarrocchi, Donell Smith
- Network: Universal Kids
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: Friendship, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models, Music and Sing-Along, Puppets
- Character Strengths: Communication, Curiosity
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: January 6, 2020
Our Editors Recommend
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Energetic A.M. fun and learning for preschoolers.
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