Chiro and Friends

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Mischievous chick's adventures teach kids valuable lessons.

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Educational Value

Some stories incorporate prereading skills such as color recognition and simple counting.

Positive Messages

Kids see Chiro and his friends learning lessons about getting along with others, practicing self-control, sharing, and exhibiting good manners. Naughty behavior always has consequences, but taking responsibility for your mistakes makes everyone happier.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Chiro has a penchant for causing trouble, whether by accident or on purpose, but he learns a lesson each time he does something wrong. His siblings and friends suffer their share of mistakes as well. Chiro's parents are patient and nurturing, and all the kids demonstrate forgiveness.

Violence & Scariness

Minor accidents -- such as when a character crashes his riding toy -- but no injuries.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Chiro and Friends teaches preschoolers about self-control, making good choices, and taking responsibility for mistakes by way of playful, block-shape animal characters and their adventures. Chiro is prone to mischief, which often gets him into trouble with his siblings, friends, and parents, but in every case he acknowledges what he's done wrong and learns a valuable lesson. Kids will enjoy the characters' antics, and parents will like that the stories emphasize the positive aspects of their behavior, even when mistakes are made. 

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Adult Written byCrashKate December 21, 2017

Sexist issues

Only managed to make it through half an episode when they explained that bows in hair are only for girls, not boys, when I had to shut it off.

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What's the story?

CHIRO AND FRIENDS centers on a curious, mischievous chick named Chiro who loves to play and explore with his siblings, Chico and Chess, and his friends Charlie, Kuri, and Ullala. Whether the day's adventures take them out into their colorful world or see them playing together at home, they always pose challenges to the youngsters. From practicing sharing to overcoming fear, Chiro and his friends discover there's always opportunity to learn and grow as they play.

Is it any good?

Chiro and Friends is enchanting to watch, thanks mostly to the unique block-shape characters and their vibrant surroundings. The stories are simple enough for kids to follow with ease, and the presence of a narrator segues from one scene to the next, keeping kids on track with the plot without excessive dialogue. The show's creators took great care in designing both the look of the characters and the intricacies of their unique personalities.

But it's the show's attentiveness to realistic concerns for its target audience that will win over parents. This isn't a place that's always sunshine and roses; these youngsters struggle with issues similar to many your kids likely encounter, such as feeling guilty over lying, being jealous of a friend, and showing selfishness with a favorite toy. The show's head-on approach to illustrating the effects of such behavior teaches clear lessons without coming across as a lecture, which bodes well for preschoolers' retention of the likable messages. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the characters' relationships. Do they always get along with each other? How are the siblings' relationships different from those among friends? Kids: Can you relate to their struggles?

  • What is the upside to making mistakes? How do they help us make better choices in the future? What lessons have your kids learned from things they've done wrong? 

  • Kids: Do you like this show's animation style? Why do you think the characters are square? Is it fun to imagine things different from how they are in the real world, as when stories show animals that talk? 

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