Parents' Guide to

Maya the Bee

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle animated show has lessons about nature, friendship.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+
The irrepressible Maya the Bee demonstrates perseverance, kindness, and open-heartedness. She is a constructive role model for preschool girls and boys who are learning what it means to be a good friend. The adventurous story is entertaining without any romance or overt violence. Ultimately, the characters learn valuable lessons about misinformation, fearing the 'other', and finding common ground with those who seem different from us.

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Great messages
age 6+

Maya the Bee Parent Guide

Some rude humor, not so bad edgy jokes, and some mild action. There are still great messages like life lessons and morals in this cartoon.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (3):

This sweet show works nature knowledge and moral lessons into charming and simple scenarios that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy and learn from. Maya is good, fair, kind, loving, and willing to help everyone. When a problem threatens the hive or any one of Maya's friends, she's ready to work hard to make things right. But sometimes she needs a couple of chances to do just that. When her snail friend Shelby develops a crack on his shell, Maya at first tries to tie his shell together, which winds up making the crack even bigger. But Maya remembers that bees visit flowers for three reasons: nectar, pollen, and propolis, a sticky, resinous natural substance that bees often use on their hives. The propolis turns out to be just the thing to repair Shelby's cracked shell; problems like this are solved and everything wrapped up in each 15-minute installment of Maya the Bee. Preschoolers and toddlers will find the show enthralling; parents will find it non-annoying.

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