Parents' Guide to

Bear in the Big Blue House

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cooperate and share with Bear! Great for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

One of my top favorite shows as a kid!

This show is amazing for children! I used to watch this show back in the late 90s during lunch with my dad (I was about 7-9 years old when I watched it). The characters are very cool & unique. Now that I have my own son we watch it together, and he loves it! The shows makes you feel welcome and safe. It’s just all around fun & they actually teach children about different feelings & helps children understand how to handle these feelings. Like worry or anger. We all know children don’t really know how to deal with their emotions yet so what a great way to help introduce them to their feelings.
age 3+

In Terms of Today, I Feel it's Very Underrated.

In my opinion, it's one of the best kid shows of all time. In fact, Bear is my favorite muppet. It's funny, it's original, it looks great, it's educational, it teaches wonderful lessons, it has lovable characters, it has great songs, it has a great score, and it's nostalgic. I'm glad it lasted as long as it did. I wish Disney would rerun it on its channel.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (30 ):

This isn't the best show for kids who need action, but nonetheless, it's a great choice to help 3- and 4-year olds settle down and rest while learning more about friendship. Bear in the Big Blue House may lose its attraction for some older preschoolers who are less interested in its slow-moving plots, songs, and simple humor. It's no surprise that Bear and the other colorful puppets on the show were created by Jim Henson Home Entertainment. Younger preschoolers will laugh, sing, and learn a bit more about working with others thanks to the soft, cuddly puppets' wacky personalities. This show is clearly for younger preschoolers who want to learn more about playing cooperatively with friends.

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