Parents' Guide to

Chip and Potato

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet friendship helps young pup face new experiences.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 10+

Not Safe

The whole message of the show is to keep secrets from your parents. There's an episode where Potato (mouse) gets sick, and Chip tries to take care of her on her own without telling her parents. There's also an episode where she tells another adult that Chip is real, and that adult promises to keep it a secret from her parents. This kind of message is SO dangerous for young kids.
age 7+

Secrets and Family Dynamics

The show teaches kids to keep secrets from parents and has currently added a 2 male household, wich can be confusing to kids of a young age or that have not been exposed to that previously.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (14 ):

These BFFs remind kids that friendship can come in the most unlikely shapes and sizes, and it need not make sense to anyone else to be a powerful force in your life. As Chip spreads her wings at school and in her community, she's constantly reassured by the presence of her joyful mousy tagalong, who tucks away into a snuggly cocoon on cue to protect their secret. Potato's loyalty gives Chip a sense of security that allows her to face new challenges with courage and determination.

Even though their relationship is Chip and Potato's main focus, Chip's support system also includes her parents and her doting brother, Spud (Chance Hurstfield), plus the many new acquaintances she makes. This sense of community is a focus of the stories that remind kids of the value of trying new things and asking for help when it's needed, as well as the growing self-confidence that comes of succeeding in new endeavors.

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