Parents' Guide to

Tinga Tinga Tales

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

African folk tales feed kids' curiosity, teach good lessons.

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This beautifully animated series exposes kids to rich African culture through art, music, and timeless storytelling that will change the way they look at the world's animal inhabitants.

The intriguing tales were gathered from a range of African nations, and each one takes kids on a fantastical safari adventure to discover the reasons behind the natural world's diversity. Although the show is geared toward preschoolers, its stories and social messages won't be lost on older kids who tune in, and it will inspire them to think creatively about how the world got to be the way it is today.

Tinga Tinga Tales is a great introduction to multicultural arts and heritage, and its brief format (each story is only 15 minutes long) caters to parents who want to share quality entertainment with their kids in small doses. And since the stories also incorporate positive messages about personal and social responsibility, there will be plenty to discuss about how the animals' experiences relate to your kids' lives after the TV's turned of.

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