Harry the Bunny

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Friendly bunny's adventures have teaching points for kids.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

Many of Harry's stories involve him learning basic developmental skills such as counting and identifying letters, shapes, and colors. Others show him learning something new about his world, such as how music makes him feel or what he sees in his backyard.

Positive Messages

Harry's curiosity leads him to preschooler-size discoveries, and he's always excited to learn new things. He's also good at solving his own problems and finding the fun in every moment. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Harry knows that curiosity, asking questions, and experiencing new things is the only way to learn and grow. He's good at expressing his feelings, which helps kids relate to him.

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The series is accompanied by a website with activities and games for preschoolers, as well as some plush replicas of Harry.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Harry the Bunny is a preschool series about a 3-year-old bunny who loves to explore and learn new things. Through his play, kids are introduced to prereading skills such as counting, letter identification, and colors, as well as basic social skills and the value of self-expression. Because each episode comprises multiple three-minute stories, it's easy to limit kids' screen time and still allow them to enjoy Harry's pleasant adventures.

User Reviews

Parent Written bysueryan10 December 6, 2013

good snippets

This is a great 3 minute show for my toddler. He asks for it after every nap when he has a snack. It is great to replicate what Harry presents ( vegetables, san... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old October 15, 2014

Entertained

My little cousin enjoys this show, as soon as you put it on for him he is so focused on it. It is his favorite show, he learned a couple of words from it. Very... Continue reading

What's the story?

For HARRY THE BUNNY, each new day is an opportunity to discover something new to share with his viewers. From his colorful bedroom to the "wilds" of his backyard, there's always plenty to do and learn when Harry's around. Sometimes his adventures incorporate skills such as counting and recognizing letters; other times kids learn about emotions and social skills.

Is it any good?

Although TV geared toward toddlers and young preschoolers can have its drawbacks (and its opponents), this series chalks up a win with its unique format. Harry the Bunny strings together multiple three-minute stories in each 30-minute episode. This does two things parents are sure to love: It makes it easy to keep screen time to a minimum (provided that parents are monitoring closely enough to turn it off when it's time), and it trims excess content in favor of what's essential to the story's theme, allowing kids to focus on that theme from beginning to end without distraction.

The flip side for parents is that there's not much to dress up the fairly monotonous progression of the monologue stories, which makes it a tad mind-numbing for the adult crowd. Happily, though, there's a lot of value to what Harry has to say, and, even though a lot of it likely repeats what they hear from you, there's a good chance that this friendly bunny's kid-friendly presentation will strike a new chord with your tots. What's more, because his adventures stay close to home, they're easily replicated by parents and kids in their own environments.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the thrill of discovery. What did Harry the Bunny learn today? Did he teach you something new? What's fun about learning new things? 

  • Which skills make Harry's job easier today? Did he use numbers? Letters? How do you use similar skills in your everyday life? 

  • Parents and kids can embark on their own discovery adventures around the home. Take a shapes walk, play "I Spy," or sort household objects by the sounds their names start with. Tie these discoveries to what Harry learns.

  • How does Harry the Bunny promote curiosity? Why is this an important character strength?

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