Parents' Guide to

Caillou Let's Pretend

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Repetitive pretend games don't leave much to imagination.

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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

This movie was a disappointment

I was excited to watch it, but it wasn’t a good movie. The animation is low-quality, the characters are all unlikeable, and it feels rushed. It is completely bland from the start to the finish. The only part I liked in the movie was the song about French Fries. I wanted to like this, but it’s just disappointing and boring.
age 7+

Disappointing movie

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The three activity options give kids a range of choices to explore, but each game becomes repetitive pretty quickly. Grandma's kitchen is good for a few laughs as kids experiment with adding the wrong ingredients, whether intentionally or by accident, to create something that doesn't look so good. Grandma has a disturbing habit of touching her hair frequently while she cooks, which doesn't set a very good example for hygiene, and every dish is prepared the same way: in a mixing bowl, stirred together from a yellow liquid batter, no matter if it's spaghetti and meatballs or a fruit salad. In the sea activity, kids have to listen to Caillou's verbal cues, almost like in a quiz.

The activities don't offer much depth, though they do get a bit more challenging. Although it's a great choice for Caillou fans, kids may prefer apps that offer more depth in any of the activities -- cooking, dinosaurs, or ocean creatures -- or an app that opens up more options for creativity.

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