A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches preschoolers, young kids about joy of exploration, wonders of diverse natural world. Bubu and siblings enjoy experiencing new things, always voice questions they have so they can better understand. Their adventures introduce kids to characteristics of living things and scientific truths (otters are sea mammals, crickets chirp at night, the water cycle) in organic, age-appropriate ways through the owls' experiences.
Bubu and her siblings are enthusiastic explorers who love learning about world around them. They ask questions about what they don't know, try new things to learn by doing, all driven by curiosity and sense of wonder for nature. In addition to their discoveries, their adventures teach them important lessons about patience, determination, problem-solving.
Positive Role Models
Bubu, Bonie, and Biel are curious, eager to learn. They make new friends quickly, are respectful and kind. Their parents set clear rules to keep the little owls safe; they obey most of the time. When they do go astray, they are honest about missteps, allow parents to help them identify what they learned.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bubu and the Little Owls teaches kids about nature and its inhabitants by way of three exceedingly curious and adorable owl siblings. As Bubu and her brother and sister set out from their tree home to explore, they encounter other living things and learn about concepts like the water cycle from them. Their adventures encourage kids to be curious and ask questions, as that is how they learn themselves. In addition to the science-based knowledge the show imparts, the characters' experiences also promote attributes like determination, patience, and teamwork.
Is It Any Good?
Between Bubu's zeal for adventure and Biel's somewhat more cautious approach to the concept, there's a character somewhere in these sweet stories that will resonate with young kids' feelings on big adventures. Bubu jumps into new experiences with both feet, eager to go and impossible to slow down. Even though her brother and sister aren't quite so gung-ho about it all, the three of them find a lot to entertain -- and educate -- them once they're off meeting new friends and trying new things.
It's hard to overstate this show's charm. Its three tiny adventurers are as cute as can be, and their supportive and encouraging parents give them a solid foundation from which to launch their curiosity-driven learning. Simple knowledge about nature and its living things bolsters the characters' cute cavorting, and the owlets' parents help them reinforce what they learned about themselves and the world around them at the end of each show. With music, humor, and constant reminders of the value of being curious and asking questions, Bubu and the Little Owls is an excellent pick for the preschool set.
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