Collection of short preschool videos is funny but random.
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What 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.
Entertainment and some education for very young kids.
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What's the Story?
CARTOONITO SHORTS features a few different shows. The "Wide Load Vacay" shorts are about Frank and Charlie, two houses on a moving truck with wildly different personalities, who pass the time on their journey with activities like I Spy and dance parties. In "Alpha Bodies" a diverse group of kids bends their bodies into the shapes of the letters of the alphabet, though one stubborn letter keeps getting ahead of the game. In "The Beepers", a group of random objects of various colors and shapes create cool music and sound effects with their actions and reactions to each other. Snacks with Susie is like a cooking show for preschoolers where young Susie prepares unique snacks with the help of her mom.
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.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about Susie's recipes in Cartoonito Shorts. What snack do you want to try? Why? How does Susie show us that it's cool to try new things?
How do The Beepers create cool music? What does this teach you about working together?
Work together to create letters with your body like the kids in "Alpha Bodies." Which one is your favorite letter to make? Which one is the hardest to make?
- Premiere date: January 1, 2021
- Networks: Cartoon Network, HBO Max
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Adventures, Friendship, Numbers and Letters, Robots
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: May 18, 2022
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