Parents' Guide to

The Good Night Show

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Say goodnight with this evening soother.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

If this review gets an equal amount of Helped Me Decide, Had Useful Details, And Read My Mind I will literally drink apple juice

age 2+

Star ruins this show.

This show is like a roller-coaster, quality wise. Let's begin the review. So, this show has perfect color. It is not too bright, not too dark, just right. I completely respect that. Unlike The Sunny Side Up Show (which is a NIGHTMARE to endure). This show has good activities for kids, such as exercising, art, etc. It is also a good way for kids to learn to get ready for bed. The cons I have with this show are that many times it is SUPER boring and too slow paced. Also, what TRULY ruins this is Star. He is so annoying. His voice is also annoying. Not to mention, it is CREEPY to talk to stars in real life. If you talk to inanimate objects, you should get help. So overall, it's just 3 out of 5.

Is It Any Good?

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Sample show activities include games like charades, silly songs such as "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," poems about pets, stories about sharing, and -- at the end of every episode -- a good night tale. Cool crafts -- such as drawing mixed-up pets -- are fun and easy to make with the help of a "big sprout" (parents can find directions for crafts featured on The Good Night Show on Sprout's Web site). Future episodes will incorporate even more learning-based activities, including yoga and Spanish and sign language lessons. When watching The Good Night Show, expect slowly executed learning activities and games.

Even though The Good Night Show features a three-hour line-up, parents can easily monitor how much they want their kids to watch. Each "episode" from one of the featured shows is a single, commercial-free segment surrounded by opening and closing credits. That means each program runs between 5 and 10 minutes, rather than half an hour. This approach offers a good balance for kids who don't want to miss out on their favorite program and parents who don't want their kids watching too much TV. (Plus, if kids argue for "just one more" episode before going to bed, parents know that within a few short minutes, it'll be over.) Most kids will outgrow this show by the time they're 5, but the speech and overall approach are wonderfully paced for toddlers and preschoolers.

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