A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
English and Spanish vocabulary skills.
It's important to be patient (with your own language skills as well as with your friends).
Positive Role Models
El Perro can be a bit much but his energy is infectious, and he loves to share information. El Gato is patient with his friend.
They are animated animals, but both creatures are bilingual and have accents.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that El Perro Y El Gato is an animated series in both English and Spanish that can help kids work on their language skills. It's pretty fast-paced and gets right into lots of dialogue, so kids should have a good handle on reading as well as solid listening skills to keep up. El Perro, a peppy dog, speaks English, while El Gato, a chill cat, translates into Spanish, while the translated words appear on screen.
Is It Any Good?
They're cute, they're funny, and they just might help kids (and adults!) expand their Spanish-language skills. The simple, bright animation of this series helps bring focus to the words being taught, which aren't always basic. For example, melocotone (peach), estampilla (stamp), and primavera (spring) and cartulina (cardboard) are just a few of the words translated. That said, kids who already have started working on their language skills in school can definitely benefit from this fun series; it's enjoyable enough for repeat viewings that may help cement vocabulary as well.
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