A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Little Lunch is not overtly educational, but the playground on this show is the epicenter for true social-emotional learning. This is where kids really learn about themselves and others. In addition to this, this show features breakaway moments where the characters speak to the camera to explain what they were thinking or feeling during certain moments. While these are often humorous, they're also very enlightening.
Lots of positive messages throughout. Characters disagree and then resolve their problems. Despite all the issues that come up while they play, this diverse group of characters all remain friends and look out for one another. They do occasionally show adults as not being very smart or acting goofy.
Positive Role Models
These characters act like real kids. While they're generally a very positive group, mistakes get made, but that's part of the beauty of this show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Little Lunch is a delightful The Office-style mockumentary series that features kids at recess talking about their lives. It's one of those shows that's entertaining for kids as well as adults. For grown-up viewers, some things haven't changed: Kids think and play in unique ways, and this group of kids is relatable to almost everyone. The interviews with the characters during the situations are not only funny and fun to watch but can help viewers see how children think about things. While the show takes place in Australia, people from all areas can easily relate to these creative and entertaining stories.
Is It Any Good?
This delightful live-action show is vibrant and funny enough that parents will want to watch it with their kids (and maybe even sneak in an episode when they aren't even there!). Modeled after classic mockumentary formats, with interviews, asides, and a plot running through it all, Little Lunch gives young kids clear (and often hilarious) voices. It does a great job of exploring the deep well of a subject that hasn't been explored quite this way before -- the thoughts and feelings of young kids as they experience free time during their school day.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.