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Chuggington: Tales From the Rails

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cheerful series shows that hard work can be fun.

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Cheerful, bouncy, and busy, the trains of Chuggington model good behavior in a fun show. Kids who are train fans are going to love Chuggington: Tales from the Rails. Remniscent of Thomas the Tank Engine, but with way less creepy facial features, this show focuses on working together for the good of the group. It's got enough zip to keep active kids interested, and it's got good lessons about friendship for preschoolers. Girls don't get lost here either -- there are strong female characters who have good ideas in this show.

Parents may be relieved to find the musical numbers to be pretty catchy -- the production quality is surprisingly good. Kids will enjoy the adventures and tasks the trains are asked to fulfill. With lessons about teamwork and the value of mistakes, there are enough positive messages to keep everyone happy.

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