Ava Riko Teo

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Arts & crafts-driven show inspires creativity, imagination.

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Educational Value

Creativity, imagination, art are all explored.

Positive Messages

There are many positive themes, including friendship, being helpful, teamwork, perseverance, empathy, humility, gratitude, and compassion. 

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The three animals are good friends.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ava Riko Teo is an arts and crafts-driven series that teaches preschoolers how to make simple paper crafts based on stories and characters featured on each episode. All the projects can be done alone or with the help of parents and teachers. It contains positive themes such as friendship, being helpful, using your imagination, and being creative.

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What's the story?

Based on the artwork of Mila Boutan, AVA RIKO TEO is an animated series featuring Ava the giraffe, Riko the rabbit, and Teo the bear as they go out on adventures and make new friends. From shearing sheep to trying to touch the stars, the trio discovers new things while having fun. Following each story, a song is sung that summarizes their experience. It then ends with instructions on how to use paper, scissors, glue, and other basic supplies to create some of the characters and images featured in the episode.

Is it any good?

This award-winning French series offers simple and imaginative narratives designed to encourage children's imaginations. But it uniquely combines the storytelling process with basic art lessons to help children create their own colorful scenes, cutout characters, and other images.

Ava Riko Teo, which has been translated into multiple languages, and its characters are certainly engaging. However, it is the focus on imagination and creativity that makes it really fun. Chances are that children will enjoy tuning in and might even be inspired to create pictures of their own.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about arts and crafts in Ava Riko Teo. Do you like to use scissors? Glue? Crayons? What kinds of things do you like to make? 

  • How can you use your curiosity and imagination to make interesting artwork? What kinds of fun art projects can you and your family do together?

  • How do the characters in Ava Riko Teo demonstrate compassion, humility, and empathy? What about perseverance, teamwork, and gratitude? Why are these important character strengths?

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