A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches social emotional skills and positive behavior.
Emphasizes messages like sharing with friends, overcoming an obstacle by working together, and it being okay to feel sad and scared.
Positive Role Models
Characters make good choices and regularly name their emotions.
Violence & Scariness
Mild expressions of fear while going down a big slide. Main character is a monster but he's very friendly.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Love Monster is a preschool series that teaches kids social-emotional lessons in an adorable way. There are some very mild expressions of fear (when going down a big slide, for example), but the main monster character isn't at all scary. Overall, these short episodes will be entertaining for preschoolers and help teach important life lessons.
Is It Any Good?
Love Monster is a heartwarming show that kids and parents will find easy to love. The lead character is a perfect reflection of preschoolers' inner worlds (though, this being a cartoon, he also lives alone and reads the newspaper in the morning). Each episode focuses on a problem that will feel very relevant to young kids, like being afraid of going down the big slide at the bouncy castle. As the kids of Fluffytown face these challenges, they are superb at naming emotions and communicating them to each other.
As a result, the social-emotional lessons illustrated by the plots will seem very real to kids and not too heavy-handed. There's also a focus on how it's okay that kids are still learning how to handle tough situations, and that they will keep learning these skills even when they're "elders." Kids will be drawn to Love Monster for the silly and adorable world he lives in, but they'll stay for the sweet stories about navigating growing up.
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