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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
George and Martha illustrate what it takes to make a great friendship.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that despite being part of HBO's preschool programming block, this series is better suited for slightly older kids. It's all about celebrating friendship: In every episode, the main characters are faced with a little issue in their friendship that's always settled with compassion and compromise.
Is It Any Good?
George and Martha will no doubt bring a smile and a giggle to a child's day. The characters' earnest attempts to be a good friend sometimes backfire, but watching George and Martha mend their messes is a lot of fun. The educational content isn't strong, but the show does illustrate many different pro-social elements that even older children can benefit from. The only potential negative aspect is that George and Martha are sometimes laughed at because of the trouble they get into (like getting stuck in a door) due to their size.
Overall, George and Martha is a strong choice for kids. While it's not necessarily a preschool program, children 4 and up will certainly love these silly, endearing beasts. As long as parents explain that laughing at someone's size can be hurtful, this show will both entertain kids and reinforce what it means to be a good friend.
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