By Emily Ashby,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Charming woodland characters model friendship, cooperation.
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Wagtail Woods friends demonstrate teamwork, cooperation. They solve problems together, enjoy each other's company. When things don't work out the first time, they show perseverance by never giving up on themselves and their friends.
Kids see Becca and her friends cooperate to solve problems, complete tasks, have fun adventures together. Becca never lacks ideas, but she learns that when it comes to getting things done, it's often easier to do so with friends than by herself. Becca and her friends are inclusive and kind, which makes their joint adventures fun for all. Other characters' negative behavior (arguing, showing off, etc.) typically yields unwanted results.
Positive Role Models
Becca's eagerness for new experiences is infectious, and her friends get caught up in the excitement. She works well with others and is a strong leader. Pedro is cautious but loyal, Russell is always ready to jump in and help out, and Sylvia is resourceful and generous with her ideas and tools.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Becca's Bunch is a preschool series about four animal friends whose shared adventures encourage cooperation, perseverance, and creative problem-solving. The show is striking because of its delightful blend of animation styles that brings the young characters to life. There's an emphasis on friendship and acceptance of everyone's unique traits. Viewers will enjoy seeing how gregarious Becca relates to her friends and how the blend of their personalities makes a fun group dynamic during their adventures. And there's much celebration over a job well done afterward.
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What's the Story?
In BECCA'S BUNCH, a spunky young bird named Becca (voiced by Noa Fe Williams) finds all kinds of adventures for herself and her pals Sylvia (Susie Power), Russell (Dylan Martin Frankel), and Pedro (Ben Stone Zelman). When your home is the bustling Wagtail Woods, there's always something new to explore or experience, and the best way to do that is with best friends who help you stick to it even when things don't go exactly right. Together this group builds things, searches for legendary creatures, and makes unforgettable discoveries around their home.
Is It Any Good?
Multiple animation styles converge to create the charming visual effect of this quaint preschool series. Becca and her friends are impossibly cute, made all the more so by their big personalities. The four main characters are very different from each other, and with Becca's gregariousness, Russell's carefree enthusiasm, Pedro's cautiousness, and Sylvia's quiet loyalty, kids are sure to relate to some and be inspired by others.
Becca's Bunch caters to the preschool audience with engaging scenarios and stories that emphasize themes about overcoming challenges and being a good friend and neighbor. As kids see Becca and her friends work together to accomplish goals, they will recognize the value of the characters' cooperation and respect for each other. It's only by sharing ideas and trying new things that these woodland creatures enjoy their memorable adventures.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how the characters' different personalities are presented in Becca's Bunch. How can you tell that the friends respect each other even though they're very different? What instances of them accommodating each other's needs or emotions do you see? Do their experiences teach you anything you can use in your relationships with friends?
Kids: Does Becca's gregarious nature resonate with you, or do you tend to be more like one of her friends? How does your personality influence how you approach new experiences? Why is it important to be open to new things? How can doing so help you discover traits like courage and perseverance that might surprise you?
Do you like this show's unique animation style? How do the props and woodland setting contribute to the stories? Do the characters' appearances enhance their personalities?
- Premiere date: September 24, 2018
- Cast: Noa Fe Williams, Susie Power, Dylan Martin Frankel
- Network: Nick Jr.
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Curiosity, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: October 26, 2022
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