Parents' Guide to

Hip Hop Harry

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Rapping bear's tunes help preschoolers learn.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Fun and energetic!

My 3 year old daughter enjoys this show much more than she enjoys any other. I would say it is good, educational, and fun to watch! It is kid friendly, good to watch with family, and educational for your child.
age 2+

My 3 year old and I Love it!

My 3 year old Daughter and I, myself, love Hip Hop Harry! She loves to Dance with them! The best part it is its Very Positive and Educational!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

Music and dance are popular themes in many children's TV shows, from The Wiggles to Hi-5. Hip Hop Harry does a nice job of integrating the music into the show's content, using specific situations to support different areas of development. For example, the kids are split into teams for a dance contest. They face social challenges (what if I win and my sister loses?). Also, they're working hard as they practice -- earning musical reminders to drink lots of water, warm up before activities, and rest when necessary.

Hip Hop Harry features a multi-racial cast of kid dancers and actors. They all look squeaky clean and face their challenges with a level of calmness that any parent will see right through -- but preschoolers will fall for it and be genuinely interested in how the problems are solved. And with all the dancing in each episode, it shouldn't be too hard to get kids to turn off the TV afterward and start moving around.

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