By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Colorful Canadian series about creativity, problem-solving.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches the importance of using one's imagination and creative play. It also offers lessons in problem-solving and inventiveness.
Using your imagination and being creative is fun, but it can also help solve problems. Friendship and teamwork are also strong themes.
Positive Role Models
The birds are good friends and work as a team. Sparky is a good friend, too.
Violence & Scariness
Sometimes part of the plot: Throwing mud and other actions that cause no pain but are cause for learning.
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The series is adapted from Chirp magazine and features all the characters from the publication.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chirp is a children's animated series adapted from a popular Canadian children's magazine. It focuses on things like using imagination, creative play, problem-solving, and inventiveness. The animal characters and colorful visuals have lots of preschool appeal, and the stories are short enough for them to focus on.
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What's the Story?
Adapted from a popular Canadian children's magazine, CHIRP is a children's animated series about three birds who use their imaginations to go on great adventures. Chirp (Jacob Ewaniuk), Tweet (Brianna D'Aguanno), and Squawk (Adrian David Lloyd) are best friends who like to play together. With the help of their imaginations, they spend their afternoons doing amazing things, like traveling back to the Ice Age to meet a mammoth, and saving the city from strange mud slinging Unipigs. It's fun, but they often find themselves in unexpected predicaments. Armed with helpful advice from Sparky the dog, the feathered friends engineer everyday items that are delivered to them by the mail squirrel into useful tools that will help them.
Is It Any Good?
This colorful preschool series teaches lessons about problem-solving, teamwork, and friendship. It also underscores the importance of being inventive when looking for ways to resolve problems, and highlights how learning new things can be both helpful and fun.
Regardless of whether viewers are familiar with the magazine, Chirp spins relatable tales that are designed to encourage imaginative play. A lot of positive and educational messages are included, but they're delivered in a way that's both entertaining and engaging.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the different ways you can use your imagination to have fun. What kinds of pretend adventures do you want to go on?
Chirp shows how you can learn while you play. What kinds of things do you learn while you are playing by yourself, or with friends? Can animals really be friends in real life? Can they learn from each other?
- Premiere date: April 20, 2015
- Cast: Jacob Ewaniuk, Brianna D’Aguanno, Adrian David Lloyd
- Network: YouTube
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Communication, Perseverance, Teamwork
- TV rating: NR
- Last updated: February 27, 2022
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