A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Episodes teach social-emotional skills but preschoolers will focus mostly on the fun.
Stories focus on kindness and friendship. Characters make good choices and learn from mistakes.
Positive Role Models
Main character Tag is friendly and helpful, and is working on becoming more patient and learning to go slow. She's a counter-stereotypical girl dog who is a skilled mechanic and likes to drive fast (though it may be lost on preschoolers that she's a girl). All other characters in the ensemble cast are positive, pro-social examples.
Violence & Scariness
Mild scariness as the dogs drive quickly on their adventures.
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Products & Purchases
Series is based on classic kids' book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Go, Dog. Go! is a hilarious preschool TV series inspired by the children's book classic of the same name. It follows Tag Barker, a young dog who loves making friends and driving her motorcycle as fast as possible. There's mild scariness as Tag and her friends go on adventures, but the dogs themselves never seem scared or in danger. Otherwise, Tag and pals are great role models and will leave preschoolers (and their grown-ups) chuckling out loud at their antics.
Is It Any Good?
Go, Dog. Go! will tickle the funny bones of preschoolers and adults alike. It builds off some of the conceits of the original book, like Lady Lydia asking if Tag and friends like her various absurd hats and the usual reply being "I do not like that hat!". There's tons of preschooler humor, like Scooch's tractor being equipped with a squawking chicken horn and Paw Barker's doorbell store, where dogs can buy doorbells to bark at. Tag has a winning personality -- she's brave, curious, and friendly, but not perfect. Kids will adore the adventures and silliness, as well as Tag and her excellent doggy cast mates.
Grown-ups will appreciate the jokes that will mostly go over kids' heads, like Tag breaking the 4th wall to say things like, "Let's see what this puppy can do. That's a dog joke, I'm pretty proud of it." Adults will also enjoy a preschool show that seems in on the joke of its wildly absurd and unrealistic plots. Looking past all the goofiness, grown-ups can feel good about Go, Dog. Go! for its positive preschool role models and pro-social messages.
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