A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The Kratt brothers teach wonderful lessons about having fun, staying physically active, and taking care of our world.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this animal series fills several voids in children's programming. Its realistic images and informative content bridge the gap between Barney and the sophisticated material on Zoom. The animals are all this series needs to entertain young viewers, but the quick pace, physical humor, and general Kratt wackiness infuse the show with extra energy. The animal facts--names, body parts, habits--are tailored for preschoolers: they challenge young viewers without overwhelming them. Kids also hear gentle reminders about handling animals safely and treating them kindly. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Zoboo's Little Pals is perfectly designed for preschoolers; kids are naturally drawn to animals, but the focus on baby animals makes this program particularly appealing. The factual information satisfies the ever-present "Why?" question, but the show's quick pace ensures that little viewers won't be overwhelmed. The cartoons, claymation segments, and Kratt silliness also provide breaks from the natural world, broadening the video's appeal.
The video stands up to repeated viewings, too, because young viewers absorb only a few of these facts at a time. Older and younger siblings can also enjoy this program. Babies and toddlers won't follow the content, but will respond to the images. School-age kids are ready for more, but they'll still learn from the information presented. They also learn from the Kratt brothers, whose enthusiasm, physical energy, and sensitivity to the environment inspire the grade-school crowd. Little Pals is a rare find: a good video for the whole family.
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