A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Friends and community members help to solve a problem; good lessons in behavior toward others.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a cartoon for preschoolers that teaches lessons about solving problems, working together, and recognizing the contributions that everyone makes to a community. A primary lesson in the series is for kids to see heroes are not only firefighters, but grocers, farmers, and telephone operators.
Is It Any Good?
Preschoolers will enjoy the colorful visuals and characters of Higglytown Heroes. Parents can appreciate that the show has positive role models and messages. Characters have real-life qualities and situations -- for example, Wayne and Twinkle are of color and appear to have a single mother. Eubie is being raised by his Aunt Millie and Uncle Zooter. The message? There are all different makeups of loving, happy families.
For younger preschoolers, it is a wonderful show to celebrate everyday people and what they do to make giant contributions to their world. It helps kids learn to face their problems, work with a team, and know that it's okay to ask for help.
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