Parents' Guide to

Bug Diaries

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Friendly characters' adventures delight in books adaptation.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

Great to see families like mine represented

Being from a two mom family we were excited to find this show! We didn’t even know worm had two moms until my daughter told me. It’s great our kids get to see our family represented in media.

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age 3+


I’m so tired of the traditional family structures portrayed dn shows and movies. It’s old news. I was so relieved that worm has 2 moms. It’s so simple... and subtle if you’re not a bigot looking to hate anything different, but it makes such a difference. Not everyone has heterosexual parents. Every family is different and kids need to know this before they go out in the world.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1):

Three of Doreen Cronin's most beloved book characters team up to star in this fun series that lets preschoolers see the world from the unique perspectives of three different bugs. Their adventures may be micro-sized, but kids will relate to the challenges and emotions they face as a group and individually. As they put their heads together to explore and experience their world, they deliver adventures filled with humor, friendship, and the thrills of discovery, all while reminding kids that there's much to be learned from seeing the world from another person's (or bug's) point of view.

As in the books that inspired Bug Diaries, Fly, Worm, and Spider often take to their journals to chronicle the events of their day. This small practice speaks volumes to the value of self-expression and personal reflection, and even though the show's target audience is pre-writers, families can use the concept to launch conversations that encourage kids to do the same.

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