A Lot or a Little?
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Cory's experiences teach preschoolers the value of emotional honesty and of dealing with their feelings in constructive ways. As story shows Cory learning how not to resolve feelings of jealousy, it encourages viewers to consider more positive fixes for similar problems.
Strong messages about social-emotional learning, coping with difficult emotions. Positive representations of friendship and conflict resolution.
Positive Role Models
Cory admits when he is wrong, tries to make amends for hurting others' feelings. Adults help him understand why his actions were wrong and guide his decisions in setting things right.
Products & Purchases
Cory Carson is a VTech brand of toys and playsets.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Go! Go! Cory Carson: Summer Camp is a short movie from the Go! Go! Cory Carson animated series starring VTech toys of the same name. The story centers on young Cory's feelings of jealousy over his friend's unexpected attention toward a new character. Cory's unhappiness causes him to do something unkind, but he takes responsibility for his actions and learns an important lesson in the end. Themes of friendship, honesty, and emotional awareness stand out in this story just as they do in the series as a whole. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This story illustrates a valuable social-emotional message for its preschool audience. Cory's feelings will ring true for anyone who's ever been envious of another's time or attention. While he doesn't verbalize his emotions in direct ways, it's easy to infer from his actions how his feelings evolve as the story plays out. When eventually he reaches a breaking point of sorts, he makes an understandable -- if irresponsible -- decision because of his feelings.
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Summer Camp can start good conversations with kids about tough emotions like jealousy. Stories like this one help broach difficult topics by framing the trouble as the characters' while still allowing families to relate the messages to more personal experiences. As Cory sees the repercussions of his choices take shape, parents can help guide kids to consider more constructive ways to handle similar scenarios in their own lives.
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