A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In" "Wide Load Vacay" Frank and Charlie are opposites in look and personality. "Alpha Bodies" goes through the letters of the alphabet. Susie provides healthy tips and tidbits of information when making her snacks.
Opposites attract. Everyone has an important role to play. It's good to try new things.
Positive Role Models
Susie tries new things and cleans up her messes. Her mom is helpful and supportive.
In "Alpha Bodies" a diverse group of kids bends their bodies into the letters of the alphabet. There are kids of varying racial backgrounds and genders, as well as a girl in a wheelchair.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cartoonito Shorts is a series of very short videos that air during the Cartoonito block of preschool programming on Cartoon Network, as well as on HBO Max. The shorts are a mash-up of quick animated and live-action shows. Cartoonito prides itself on celebrating the preschool experience and the uniqueness of little kids. As such, the shorts pique the curiosity and creativity of young viewers while inspiring giggles.
Is It Any Good?
Young viewers will get a kick out of these preschool shorts, but adults shouldn't expect much depth. Cartoonito Shorts are fillers that offer laughs and little bits of educational content here and there. But there's not much cohesion, like Disney Junior's similar Ready for Preschool shorts. Unless young viewers are really invested in the shows, watching them back to back makes for a random viewing experience.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.