A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Loving and protecting coastal habitats, marine life, the ocean, etc. The importance of imagination and being able to come up with solutions on your own are also common lessons. Storytelling is used as a teaching tool.
Respecting and loving history, culture, tradition, and nature is important. Respect for elders is also important.
Positive Role Models
Guillermina is younger than Candelario but is the leader of the two. Both grandparents are present, but Grandfather Faustino is more prominently featured.
Violence & Scariness
Protecting the oceans and marine life from danger is important. Made-up adventures include pirates, etc., but nothing scary.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Guillermina and Candelario is a Colombian animated series (available subtitled or dubbed in English) aimed at preschoolers. The characters and some of the stories are specific to the Colombian culture, but it offers fun, universal lessons about protecting coastal habitats and the ocean, listening to elders, and using your imagination for fun and for problem-solving that will appeal to young kids around the world.
Is It Any Good?
This colorful preschool-oriented series is designed to teach children about respecting nature and protecting marine and coastal habitats. But the show, which is considered groundbreaking in Colombia because it features children of Afro-Colombian descent from a culturally distinctive part of the country, also highlights the importance of having an imagination and using critical-thinking skills when problem-solving.
At the heart of Guillermina and Candelario is the love of and respect for elders. It underscores how valuable the narratives and traditions they pass down are, and how they contribute to children's lives today. While the stories they tell are sometimes ethnocentric in nature, they all contain universal lessons that kids from all cultures can benefit from. No doubt that children will find them very entertaining.
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