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Parents need to know that Jungle Junction will capture preschoolers’ attention with its colorful, friendly characters and imaginative setting. Kids will relate to the troubles that the friends face and will pick up good ideas as they watch the characters work through the problems in a way that suits everybody. Communication and friendship are always emphasized, and the series incorporates important pre-reading skills like interpreting signs and pictures, following directions, and counting.
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JUNGLE JUNCTION is a place like no other, where colorful animals on wheels speed through the forest on soaring roads that float among the trees. It’s here that Zooter (voiced by Janet James), Ellyvan (Billy West), Dozer (Keith Wickham), and their friends head off for adventures that teach them about friendship and respect for their environment. When troubles arise, the friends rely on their communication and problem-solving skills to smooth things over and get back on track.
Is it any good?
With its delightful cast of critters zipping around their jungle home at preschooler-like speed, Disney combines two surefire kid-pleasers -- animals and vehicles -- into one in this fast-paced show. Their adventures are the stuff of youngsters’ imaginations, so kids are sure to enjoy tagging along for the ride.
With trademark Disney expertise, Jungle Junction also weaves excellent lessons into its storylines, encouraging kids to retain directions, follow road signs, and practice skills like counting. To top it off, each story raises issues that kids will relate to and gives them a chance to see effective communication and problem-solving in action.
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Families can talk about solving problems like the characters do in Jungle Junction. Kids: What kinds of problems have you faced with your own friends? How did the situation make you feel? What did you do to fix the problem?
Kids: What kinds of characters do you like to imagine when you play? How do they look? How do they get around? How do they sound? Do you have names for them?
Kids: How does this show compare to some of your other favorites? Did you enjoy answering the characters’ questions? What did you learn from this show?
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