A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It also teaches basic math and science concepts.
The show encourages curiosity, love of learning, and exploring one's surroundings. Additional themes include communication and compassion.
Positive Role Models
George is blessed with good-natured curiosity, but it often leads to trouble. (In fact, in real life, some of his choices are potentially dangerous.) On the plus side, he's forced to solve his own problems and learn important lessons in the process. He learns and demonstrates self-control and empathy.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that George's curiosity is contagious and will probably encourage preschoolers who watch Curious George to explore their surrounding in similar ways. That's great, but it also means that little ones need to be cautioned about certain things George does that may actually be dangerous in real life (even though they're treated with humor on the show). A little parental guidance should steer them in the right direction.
Is It Any Good?
Witty and clever,
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