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Hello, Jack!: The Kindness Show

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Sunny show helps preschoolers practice kindness.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

One of our favorites

The whole family loves this show. I have 7 & 2 year old boys. I also enjoy it. It’s not overstimulating & doesn’t have show concerning topics. Think modern day mr. rogers. Highly recommend!
age 2+

Mr. Rogers’s vibes! Give it a shot.

Excellent little show in the vein of Mr. Rogers. My 4.5 yo likes it and so do I. Only one episode in, but it has lots of potential to address pressing topics by creating more active listening participants.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's tempting compare this show to Mister Rogers Neighborhood, but while Jack McBrayer is an adorable national treasure, he doesn't have the kid connection that came so naturally to Fred Rogers (yet). Hello Jack! is a mashup between Mister Rogers, Sesame Street, and The Fresh Beat Band, with a focus on kindness and other social-emotional learning. Kids will love the friendly Jack, precious Olivia, sweet-singing Bebe, and the rest of the residents of Clover Grove. The music (by band OK Go) is fun, and the colorful world is super visually appealing. The show may feel a bit slow and repetitive to adults, but this allows the main social-emotional message to be repeated for maximum kid comprehension. Each episode gives kids a concrete example of a way they can show kindness to someone, so grown-ups shouldn't be surprised if they get roped into their kids' kindness missions after they watch the episode. Maybe that's not such a bad thing; couldn't we all use a little more kindness in our lives?

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