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JoJo & Gran Gran

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet British series celebrates grandparents, diversity.

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age 2+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+
age 2+

A way to entertain all ages without flashy agendas

I love this show! My son is only 15 months old but this show grabs his attention and we all slow down while watching. It's wonderful because it is educational for adult viewers and the little ones. We see activities and colorful characters, it's just such a healthy change of pace from what is seen on Nick Jr all of the time.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (3 ):
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This sweet and charming series explores a special relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild. Gran Gran and JoJo go on a range of daily adventures together, including going to the park, repurposing old items into fun new things, and sending newly colored pictures to Great Gran Gran (Llewella Gideon) in Saint Lucia. Throughout it all, Gran Gran gently teaches JoJo new things, like how to check the weather forecast, and how to stamp and post a letter.

The show's universal themes are inspired by the passage of time, whether it be an afternoon spent catching a bus, or the passing of the seasons. All of them will resonate with young kids. But what also makes JoJo & Gran Gran worth the watch is the way it acknowledges and celebrates the enormous role grandparents often play in children's lives. It also highlights the value of the extended family. The diverse cast, which is mostly Black and British, also sets it apart from other shows geared towards preschoolers. Overall, it's a lovely series full of valuable lessons that kids on both sides of the Atlantic will benefit from.

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