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Beat Bugs: All Together Now

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Delightful musical tale teaches about friendship, teamwork.

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age 2+

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age 2+

Great music and lessons

This is a great show for both my 2 yr old and 6 yr old. They use Beatles music to teach the kids wonderful life lessons. This is one of the few shows that I love to watch over and over with my kids so I can enjoy the music.

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The award-winning series adds this delightful movie to its repertoire, replete with fun, adventure, and more modern renditions of Beatles songs. The Beat Bugs learn all over again the value of friendship and sticking together (insert "I Want to Hold Your Hand") as they brave new challenges and learn new things. They also discover that with perseverance and patience, even the darkest times will come to an end, and Yusuf Islam's beautiful rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" is the exclamation point on the story's hopeful message. This unique pairing of classic rock songs with the animated characters continues to impress in this movie.

All Together Now offers insightful content that's in tune with kids' experiences, particularly related to Walter's emotional struggle over an incident from his past. His initial reluctance to confide in his friends, his worry over feelings of guilt, and the relief he feels when he finally makes amends are teachable moments for parents and kids and invite discussions about dealing with difficult emotions. In contrast, the animation has so much fun with the characters' diminutive size in proportion to everyday objects like a kite, a tiara, and the condiment cup and bottle cap that double as boats for the bugs that there's never a shortage of lighthearted laughs.

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