Jungle Junction

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Colorful friends teach preschoolers about solving problems.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 4 reviews

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Educational Value

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. 

Positive Messages

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 & Representations

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.

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What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 year old Written byma2emjae January 15, 2010

Great show for the little ones

I watch everything that my child does. I have watched many of these episodes with her and have noting but positive things to say. She loves all of the character... Continue reading
Parent of a 1 and 4 year old Written bypaularae February 10, 2011

Silly Characters who Learn Important Lessons

Has a good balance of silliness and fun with a positive message.
Kid, 10 years old June 1, 2011
Kid, 10 years old February 4, 2014
OK! I guess.

What's the story?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • 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?

  • How do the characters in Jungle Junction demonstrate communication and teamwork? Why are these important character strengths?

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