Connie the Cow

 
This curious little cow will charm preschoolers.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Connie is always eager to help her fellow animals solve their problems.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this captivating series inspires children to be curious and explore their surroundings. It also teaches basic scientific concepts and helps young viewers develop their observation skills by describing and comparing animals, plants, and other things found in nature.

What's the story?

Noggin's delightful animated series CONNIE THE COW follows the daily adventures of a sweet little cow who lives on a farm with her nurturing parents, Mollie and Bill. Connie is ever so curious about the world around her and spends much of her time exploring nature and talking to the other animals she encounters about her questions and discoveries. Connie's always eager to help others, and she always learns something valuable during each adventure -- either about nature (such as the purpose of an animal's tail) or proper behavior (such as the importance of telling the truth).

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Connie herself is infinitely likable, with her insatiable curiosity and cheerful disposition. She and her friends show a zest for life that's contagious -- they make something as simple as jumping into a cool pond on a hot day seem like a full-body treatment at a luxurious spa. And their way of expressing joy is irresistibly cute -- Patch the puppy, for example, turns upside down and wiggles his toes when he's happy, while Connie jumps straight up in the air as her feet fly in all directions. As she goes through her day, Connie is usually presented with a challenge or dilemma that she must solve -- whether it's learning how to count so she can play hide-and-seek, or helping two butterflies learn how to tell a rainstorm is coming.

If viewers aren't immediately drawn in by Connie and her friends' charming accents, they'll surely be captivated by the cartoon's pastiche of vibrant colors and dazzling, imaginative designs that adorn the animals and insects. There's so much to look at in every scene, whether it's a wonderfully weird, patterned bug crawling up a tree or the gorgeously artistic scenery. The tasks at the end of each segment involve colorful depictions of animals, plants, and insects, which gets kids excited to learn about nature. Overall, the show gets straight A's for visual entertainment and educational value and for inspiring preschoolers to be curious about all the wonderful things that surround them.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about each episode and what children learned from it. What did Connie set out to do at the beginning of the episode? What problem or challenge did she encounter? How did she solve it? What did she learn during the episode? What kind of task did Connie ask you to help her with? What did you learn from it?

TV details

Cast:Josep Viciana
Network:Nick Jr.
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Horses and farm animals
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
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Teen, 17 years old Written byHorace Williams March 24, 2015
age 2+
 

So many preschool memories.

I LOVED Connie the Cow as a kid, and it's still amazing. Charming, educational, and nostalgic. I want Noggin back. Nick Jr f*cking sucks a**.
Parent Written byAjkjj November 14, 2012
age 3+
 

Please come back to TV!

My little children like this show. It's so cute!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byTeenagain October 22, 2012
age 18+
 

Inappropriate, put it on Adult Swim

There's nudity, strong language and drinking.
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