A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series has lots of take-away lessons about being a good friend and a responsible person, and it sometimes incorporates some basic pre-reading skills like shapes, colors, and the meaning of symbols like arrows.
The tot-friendly stories explore social skills and character strengths like taking turns, being patient, being curious, helping others, and being a good sport. Kids see how Timmy must identify the trouble he's causing and figure out a way to fix it so that he and his classmates can coexist.
Positive Role Models
Timmy makes a lot of mistakes, but once he realizes how his actions affect others, he tries his best to fix things. Teachers and friends are always willing to give him another chance, and they all celebrate when he's learned his lesson and changed his behavior.
Violence & Scariness
Some very mild slapstick tumbles and falls, but no injuries.
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Products & Purchases
The series is tied to a product line that includes toys, books, and games for preschoolers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Timmy Time is a cute animated series that's a surefire winner for both preschoolers and parents. Created by the team behind Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time centers on a mischievous young lamb who's always looking for ways to fix the trouble he's gotten into with his friends and teachers at nursery school. From the engaging animation to the show's dialogue-free format, this one is perfect for preschoolers because it packs each 10-minute story with important social lessons about responsibility, good sportsmanship, and fair play.
Is It Any Good?
Every aspect of this series is perfectly suited for its young audience, from the bright animation to the episodes' brief 10-minute length. Even the absence of dialogue serves preschoolers well, since they learn to recognize the characters' gestures and facial expressions as indications of their emotions instead of relying solely on words.
Fans of Aardman Animations' hit series Shaun the Sheep may recognize young Timmy as the baby lamb who gets pulled into the fray of the herd's antics in that series. Now Timmy is at least partially grown up and off to school, where he doesn't miss a beat getting into troubles like cutting in line, shirking on classroom duties, and hiding his classmates' things -- all very relatable themes for Timmy Time's preschool audience. Kids will see how these actions affect his friends and teachers and will benefit from watching how Timmy learns to consider others' feelings.
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