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Great vocabulary building elements as well as introductions to different global locations and cultures. Lots of pro-social lessons too, about treating others with respect, being helpful, kind, and honest.
The show incorporates people of various races and abilities, and cultural and physical differences are treated respectfully.
Positive Role Models
Franny's motivation for going on her magical journeys is always to help the customers who come into her grandfather's shop and she is intrepid and bold in her quest to do good. Her positive, supportive, and playful relationship with her grandfather is lovely to watch; and Grandpa Fantootsie's presence bookends each of her adventures, bringing the young viewer back down to earth comfortingly.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Franny's Feet exposes viewers to racial and cultural differences around the world and even thoughtfully touches on disabilities. Helping others is a central theme, and Franny and her new friends talk openly about their feelings. The show combines vocabulary development and global learning with age-appropriate storytelling.
Is It Any Good?
This show offers kids wonderful storytelling and encourages cultural awareness, emotional expression, recycling, and experiencing new things. As Franny would say, Franny's Feet is a "fran-tastic" choice for kid TV.
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