A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In each story, Bali learns something new, whether it's the importance of following directions or the value of hard work.
Each story has a prominent message that reinforces self-confidence and perseverance. In one, Bali is inspired to continue practicing soccer even though he's discouraged by how he plays now, for instance. His frustrations reflect those that preschoolers will understand, such as not wanting to share or feeling inferior to a friend. Strong messages about family bonds. Both of Bali's parents work, and they share duties around the house and in childcare.
Positive Role Models
Bali is open-minded and eager to learn from those who know more than he does. He finds small ways to work toward his goals each day. His parents are his biggest supporters, and he's an excellent big brother to his young sister.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bali is a preschool series inspired by a French book series. Kids will enjoy seeing Bali cope with issues they likely know well, from overcoming fear to learning to persevere at something difficult. Bali has many role models, including his parents and a variety of people who appear in his daydreams, who help keep him on the right track. What's so impressive about Bali is that he's always eager to listen to what they have to say and to learn from their experiences. This gentle series has positive messages, wonderful stories, and endearing characters, making it a great choice for watching with your preschooler.
Is It Any Good?
Bali's zest for life and willingness to learn new things from would-be mentors make him an excellent role model for preschoolers. Even when he's frustrated about his own situation, he never lets that interfere with an opportunity to learn. As a result, he learns valuable lessons, accumulates knowledge, and, more importantly, builds strong self-esteem.
Surrounding Bali is a vital support system that includes affectionate parents, an adoring sister, faithful friends, and a kindly grandmother, all of whom play a role in helping shape Bali's appealing personality. Life isn't perfect, even for this darling pup, but his experiences remind kids that even when the matter at hand seems bleak, there's always a way to set things right and keep moving forward.
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