TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Animals in preschool learn lessons, make discoveries.

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Educational Value

Lessons include trying new things, sharing, and more.

Positive Messages

Learning is fun; so is having friends.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Miss Meadows is kind, gentle. So are the children.

Violence & Scariness

Characters occasionally get upset, cry.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Megaminimals is a colorful preschool series about a group of young animals and their adventures at their preschool. Kids will identify with the simple challenges and lessons addressed, such as trying new foods or learning to whistle. Occasionally a character will get upset or shed a tear, but this becomes a learning opportunity, and things always get sorted out in the end.

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What's the story?

MEGAMINIMALS is an animated series featuring a gang of preschool-age animals who learn while having fun. Bonnie the panda, Pickle the penguin, Cassie the cat, Eric the elephant, and Larry the lion all attend the same nursery school. With the help of their teacher Miss Meadows, who happens to be a giraffe, they try new things, use their imaginations, and learn lots of other important lessons.

Is it any good?

This sweet, educational, and globally popular series offers fun narratives with universal lessons that young children can understand. It also presents the sorts of experiences, such as learning how to whistle and trying new foods, that they'll easily identify with.

The show’s colorful preschool classroom setting and appealing characters creates a nurturing story world that feels friendly and safe. Meanwhile, there are lots of gentle teachable moments; it has a lot to offer to kids just starting preschool and beyond.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it's like to go to preschool. Kids, is this preschool similar to the one you or your friends go to? What kinds of things do you learn when you're at preschools? 

  •  What kinds of things do you like to do with your imagination?

TV details

  • Premiere date: January 19, 2014
  • Network: Online
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: NR
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: November 29, 2017

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