A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show’s format encourages kids to follow along with the storyline and call out answers to questions that the characters pose. The content includes important pre-reading skills like interpreting signs and symbols, following a map, and counting.
The characters learn to use teamwork and communication to solve problems that arise among themselves and their friends. The show encourages a respect for the environment.
Positive Role Models
All of the friends are happy to pitch in when a friend is in need, and they learn that communication is the best way to solve problems. Each character has unique attributes that suit him or her for a particular job.
Parents Need to Know
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.
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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