A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that JingleKids is a popular Russian animated series about kids and animals who live in a magical world enjoying their day-to-day hobbies. There are lots of little mishaps during the friends' adventures, but no one really gets hurt. On occasion crude weapons (like fake guns) are pulled, but nothing ever happens as a result. There are also some slight cultural nuances visible while the characters interact, but this doesn't have an impact on the overall stories or the positive ways they socialize with each other. Ultimately, it's more entertaining than educational, but appropriate for kids.
What's the story?
JINGLEKIDS is a Russian children's animated series about a group of children and creatures living together in a wonderland. The series, which is dubbed into English, features Trouble, a furry creature who is well-intentioned but somehow manages to create chaos for his friends as they pursue their individual interests in baking, painting, studying math and science, and other hobbies. But despite the mix-ups, they always remain friends.
Is it any good?
This imaginative and beautifully animated series, which is extremely popular in Russia, offers a colorful cast of characters who live in a magical world enjoying their day-to-day hobbies. Much of the entertainment comes from the mishaps unintentionally created by Trouble and his furry counterparts, which often seems to have a domino effect on the rest of the gang.
But friendship is also a major theme here, and while there are moments of frustration, everything is always forgiven in the end. Despite some minor cultural differences in the way the characters sometimes behave, JingleKids offers some universal entertainment that kids will enjoy.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about magical worlds. Kids: What kinds of things would you like have happen in an imaginary world? What kind of friends would you have?
What universal messages does JingleKids send about friends and friendship? Do you think you could be friends with someone (or something) like Trouble? Why?
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