A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Bing Bunny and his friends do a wonderful job of exploring and explaining the world around them. Young viewers will be exposed to developmentally appropriate social and emotional skills such as relationship building, social awareness, and self-awareness through the show's storylines. Vocubualrly words such as, statue, fireworks, and dress-up, are integrated into the show's dialog. A developmentally appropriate recap of events is done at the end of each show, to ensure the viewer's understanding.
The series highlights the importance of learning through play and exploration. The show’s themes are inspired by different things to do each day, and how we interact with the world around us.
Positive Role Models
Every character models positive qualities, including curiosity, compassion, and a sense of humor. Olders characters guide the younger characters through decision making and solving problems, while validating their feelings and encouraging independence. Bing Bunny is friendly, kind, and eager to learn. Diverse family structures are portrayed in the show, as Bing lives with his caregiver, Flop, instead of a parent. A character with sensory sensitivities is included in the cast.
While the cast includes animals of various colors, shapes, and sizes - there are no human characters, and the voice-over cast lacks racially diversity. The show does highlight the importance of friendship and being kind to everyone. Sensory sensitives and diverse family structures are portrayed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bing is a preschool series inspired by author Ted Dewan's beloved book series. This British animated show follows the life of a young bunny named Bing and his friends as they navigate the word around them and learn through play and exploration. The show provides developmentally approriate social and emotional lessons to viewers, and highlights the importance of curiosity as we interact with our enviornment. This is a sweet and gentle viewing option for preschoolers.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of the original book series will not be disappointed by this sweet and fun adaption. Bing is a whimsical and fun world to enter, as Bing Bunny and all of his friends come to life in this engaging preschool show. The show's curriculum teaches foundational social and emotional learning skills to viewers, while emphasizing friendship and learning about people, places, and things in your environment. The CGI animation and bright color pallette make for an alluring viewing experience for young audiences. The delightful and innocent nature of the show makes for a pleasurable co-viewing experience for caregivers. Learning and fun are encouraged in each epsiode: "it's a Bing thing"!
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