A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Simple social-emotional lessons and an introduction to real-world scenarios that may be new for young kisd.
Positive messages about it being okay to feel negative emotions, what to do when you make a mistake, and trying new things.
Positive Role Models
All of the kid characters try to do the right thing, help other people, and be a good friends. All of the adult characters validate kids' emotions and help teach them emotional coping skills.
Cast of characters includes kids of different racial backgrounds, including a Latina friend who speaks Spanish with her parents, a Black friend, and an Asian friend. Kids' identities and cultures are not explicitly discussed. Good gender representations that counter stereotypes, like a female firefighter parent and a dad who likes baking with his son.
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Products & Purchases
There are lots of CoComelon related products.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that CoComelon Lane is a more traditional preschool TV version of the hit singalong series CoComelon. Instead of an hour-long episode with only music videos, the 23-minute episodes have dialogue and a plot (but still plenty of nursery rhymes). There's no iffy content, and so the show is appropriate for the youngest viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Grown-ups who lament their child's love of the original's marathon-length music videos will be relieved to find this spin-off. CoComelon Lane has the same characters and music that young kids love, but with actual plots. The dialogue makes it easier for very young kids to learn from the content, explaining concepts in simple language that young preschoolers can understand.
The show clocks in at 23-minutes, making it less likely for young kids to fall into a CoComelon trance. However, there are 3 different stories in those 23 minute episodes, and the short run time of each story makes it hard for young kid viewers to absorb the social-emotional concepts. CoComelon Lane is great for kids who are fans of CoComelon, but there are other preschool shows (like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood or Sesame Street) that teach these social-emotional lessons more effectively.
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