Parents' Guide to

Little People

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Positive messages overshadow marketing in toy-inspired show.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Love this show

This show is the cutest show ever my son loves it so much he waches it every day. Yes it may be cheesy but it's a KIDS show and they have great stories. Wish they made more episodes. Also the fact that the show is Canadian makes it that much better! Thank you for the cute songs that keep my son entertain

Is It Any Good?

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This fun-filled musical series caters to preschoolers' sense of imagination and teaches some valuable social lessons along the way. When Eddie names himself the head chef in a restaurant, for instance, he discovers that his friends don't really appreciate being bossed around. When Mia gets impatient waiting her turn, she learns the hard way how it feels to be pushed to the back of the line. These scenarios will be easy for preschoolers to relate to, and the resulting messages give kids something to think about the next time they encounter (or cause) similar behavior among their peers.

Anytime a toy manufacturer makes the jump to the TV screen, you have to weigh the pros and cons of inviting this kind of commercialism into your kids' media world. Little People steers clear of blatant self-promotion, but it's safe to say that your youngsters may notice certain toys that bear the characters' images or resemble the sets (pirate ship, farm, jungle) in this show. Fortunately, though, Little People is a quality production that easily stands on its own merit and has some great takeaways for kids.

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