Parents' Guide to

Albert & Junior

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Talking smart phone answers gentle preschool puzzlers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Even I’m learning

Albert had a traditional childlike look at things (It’s raining because the sky is crying). Junior explains what’s going on and even answering questions. Dinosaurs, airplanes, a fever, whales, counting, the ABCs, brushing teeth. They talk about a lot. I never learned in school why we get a fever when sick, or how airplanes work. So I kind of like the show too. I think it’s a great little cartoon that has teaching qualities.
age 3+

Pre-school animated tv show to prepare your child for school

Albert is a young 3 year old boy who has lots of questions and sounds very grown up to everyone. Albert is a 3 year old boy pre-schooler and junior is some kind of large phone or tablet. Albert loves to ask his buddy junior questions such as how do planes work, why do we go to school? And junior explains how things work or why we need them by showing out basic pictures and scenes. As toddlers or preschoolers get a little bit older they love to know everything! Albert & junior is a new tv show animated at preschoolers teaching things that your toddler or preschooler may ask you. Preschoolers and toddlers love to explore the world and ask people questions! One thing is baby first tv may have gone too far this time. The tv channel is animated at very young children under 4 years of age, Albert & junior may be the most grown up shows for little ones, and younger children may not understand until about 3 years old, the maximum age for the channel.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Slow-moving, mild, and quite charming, this show manages to introduce a few scientific concepts in a way that preschoolers will understand and relate to. Above all, it understands that three-year-olds want to know why. Why do we have to do things the way we're doing them? Why does this or that matter? The choice of subject matter is savvy and perfect for the age: answering lots of why questions, for example, why it rains, or why planes can fly but humans can't. Junior can be a bit of a scold -- we got it, Junior! Vegetables are important! -- but the animation goes on pleasant flights of fancy: "When two carrots dance the tango," Junior emotes over images of carrots having a passionate dance, "they become a glass of yummy carrot juice!" Cute. Preschoolers will think so too, and there's nothing here to alarm or scare them, making this a solid bet for curious young ones.

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