Parents' Guide to

Care Bears & Cousins

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Classic fuzzy crew teaches empathy, kindness, friendship.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

A great show

The show has great pacing for little kids, cute characters, and good lessons that can be learned from the show. For example, lessons on sharing and jealousy. My daughter liked that there was relatively little conflict (the "baddie" is more troublesome than bad). I wish there was more than just the 2 seasons (with 6 episodes a piece). Bonus: as a kid of the 80's I knew enough about the characters that I was able to "impress" my 3 year old. She liked that we could talk about the show together and that I knew answers to things that she wanted to know about.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

From the moment the cousins crash into Tenderheart's home and reunite with the Bears, this joyous series is an adventure of friendship and feelings and a menagerie of furry creatures. CGI does wonders for the visual appeal of these classic stuffies, and kids will be even more entranced by this version of Care-a-Lot because of the engaging animation.

Care Bears & Cousins simplifies emotions to a preschooler's level, assigning a dominant personality trait to correspond with each character's unique belly badge. This makes it easy for kids to identify how their actions relate to their emotions and to realize the same emotions in themselves. Add this to the show's themes of friendship and caring, and you have a hearty contender for kids' attention.

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