A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Every story has a lesson or learning point of some kind, courtesy of Claude's insatiable curiosity about his new surroundings. The joy of imaginative play and learning through doing are common themes.
Claude's curiosity opens doors to learning new things and having fun adventures. The narrative style encourages viewers to ponder the same questions the characters do, which draws them into the stories. Positive examples of friendship and problem-solving.
Positive Role Models
Claude has three parental figures in his life: his mom, his dad, and his grandmother. All are excellent role models and make time for him in their busy schedules, and they help him find answers to his many questions.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fun with Claude is a charming animated series about a young polar bear who learns new things by observing the goings on around his home. Each discovery leads him on a quest for answers to his queries: How do packages arrive at his door? What animal makes that odd sound? Why do we recycle? By following clues and asking lots of questions, Claude discovers there's much to learn about the world around him, and his experiences encourage preschoolers to do the same in their homes and communities.
Is It Any Good?
This show's cuddly star is only a preschooler himself, so his sense of wonder and enthusiasm for absorbing knowledge will ring true for young viewers. His curiosity is inspired by the small circumference of his world -- his home, his neighborhood, and the larger community -- which keeps his adventures to a manageable scale for this age group. And with topics that reflect kids' own experiences, Claude encourages them to think critically about the unknowns they encounter on a daily basis.
Something else that stands out in Fun with Claude is the prevalence of positive role models in young Claude's life. With Mom, Dad, and Grandma rotating care duties at home and his neighbors Boris and Doris always on hand to accompany him on his learning excursions, Claude benefits from a veritable village with his best interests at heart. Not only does this set a pleasant scene, it also casts a positive light on the matter of youngsters asking for help when they need it.
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