Harry the Bunny

Common Sense Media says

Friendly bunny's adventures have teaching points for kids.

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What parents need to know

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

Harry knows that 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.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

Although the idea of TV geared toward toddlers and young preschoolers has its drawbacks (and its opponents), Harry the Bunny chalks up a win with its unique format that 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.

Families can talk 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.

TV details

Network:Netflix
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Great boy role models, Numbers and letters
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Parent Written bysueryan10 December 6, 2013
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LEARNING

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, sand box, crayons).
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old October 15, 2014
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2
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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 educational.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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