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Parents' Guide to

Clifford the Big Red Dog

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.

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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 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Great show, lesbian couple

I absolutely loved everything about this show until they started to show alternative families. A lesbian couple is shown at a dinner party - not addressed verbally, you just see the two moms of one of Emily's friends come out of the house together for the party and then the show ends. We have not continued watching the series so I am not sure if they have made this couple more prominent in the show or not.
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Lovable, loyal Clifford still easily wins over viewers more than 50 years after he made his entrance in children's books. He's everything a child could hope for in a BFF; he's gentle, empathetic, and up for just about anything his gregarious person suggests. What's more, he's an equal partner in it all now that he can talk with Emily Elizabeth, which allows them to share their thoughts and ideas in real time.

Clifford's adventures remain a solid go-to for screen time of substance. There's always an obvious lesson to be learned or a skill to be practiced at a pace that's just right for preschoolers. Conflict exists in mild and manageable ways that usher in opportunities to practice being a good friend and citizen and reinforce messages of kindness. Above all, the stories in Clifford the Big Red Dog demonstrate the value of imaginative play.

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