Parents' Guide to

Lucas the Spider

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Adorable spider and friends teach positive lessons.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

It could be worse. . .

We started watching this show yesterday to go along with our spider unit with school. There is nothing WRONG with this show, but it's just dumb. My son thinks it's cute and funny but there is no real value to the show besides just a cartoon. There is also a lot of slang talk in it, "bro bruh ect. "
age 3+

Helping others and getting along.

Beautiful animation, simple storyline for toddlers to follow. Adorable creatures and set design. My 3 yo loves it. He just asked all of us to watch with him.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
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Like the popular YouTube series the series is based on, Lucas himself is devastatingly cute (yes, even though he's a pretty realistic-looking spider). He and his friends are voiced by adorable young voice actors that will make the animal characters feel relatable to preschoolers. Kids will enjoy feeling like they're let in behind-the-scenes of what it's like to be a tiny bug, and the mix of animated characters in live-action backgrounds make Lucas's world seem quite real. While the characters are bugs and animals, the problems they encounter are relatable to any preschooler (what kid hasn't found it impossibly hard to wait for a dessert to cool?).

There is a great social-emotional lesson in each episode, but it's fairly subtle for a preschool show. Grown-ups can help their little ones out by talking about the episode and pointing out the moral of the story. Lucas and his friends aren't perfect, just like real kids. Because of that, these young characters will steal many preschoolers' (and grown-ups') hearts.

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