Mouk

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Gentle preschool series promotes cultural diversity.

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age 3+
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Educational value

The series exposes viewers to different places in the world and the languages, cultures, geography, and indigenous creatures in each one. Mouk and Chavapa learn by immersing themselves in the happenings and get to experience something unique to that area with the help of locals.

Positive messages

Kids see Mouk learn by experiencing new things and meeting new people. The show instills a respect for diversity and cultural variety in the world as it teaches viewers about the similarities and differences among various places. Strong themes of kindness, friendship, empathy, and curiosity. Each story also includes a subtle message about behavior, as when Mouk and Chavapa learn to be open to different ways of doing things.

Positive role models & representations

Mouk and Chavapa are curious, kind, and well-mannered, which allows them to learn much at every stop on their journey. They're excited about the experiences they get to have and enjoy the new relationships they make.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mouk is a superb preschool series that exposes kids to the world's cultural and geographical diversity through the travels of its main characters. Each episode is set in a different country where Mouk and his best friend get to experience a notable event and some aspect of the local customs. The all-animal cast helps kids picture some of the indigenous species, and small touches in the content -- such as a woman shown weaving baskets in Peru -- give kids visual references of common sights and sounds in each place, all without seeming preachy. Mouk's interactions with the people he meets during his travels also encourage respect and kindness, and his enthusiasm for every experience shows kids the joys of trying new things.

User Reviews

Parent of a 3 and 7 year old Written byJoanna B. August 21, 2016

Smart and fun

This show captured and kept the attention of both my 3 year old and 7 year old. It educates about culture, dress, food and wildlife of different places around t...
Adult Written byPeter O July 30, 2017

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What's the story?

MOUK follows the globe-trotting adventures of a young bear named Mouk (voiced by Rachel Williams) and his best friend, Chavapa (Tania Farchy). The two pals visit a new place each episode, recalling an exciting experience they've had there to their friends Popo (Lisa Jacobs) and Mita (Jacobs again) by webcam. From watching sea turtles hatch on a Madagascar beach to traveling up a Peruvian mountain by burro, Mouk and Chavapa's adventures teach them about local geography, language, and customs.

Is it any good?

It's a toss-up as to whether preschoolers or their parents will enjoy this exceptional and educational series more. With beautiful animation that reflects the host countries' landscapes, music that complements the content perfectly, and an all-animal cast of characters, Mouk is pleasant to watch and brimming with learning potential. As Mouk and Chapava experience the sights and sounds of the cities and countries they visit, kids do the same by watching, learning how different people of different cultures live, speak, and play.

Mouk also teach preschoolers about friendship, meeting new people, and trying new things. Mouk is enthusiastic about every experience and respectful of the customs of the friends he meets in each place he visits. This joyful collection of adventures is an excellent way to expose preschoolers to cultural diversity and to illustrate how trying new things can help us learn and grow.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the places Mouk and Chavapa visit. What differences do you notice in how they look? Which are mountainous? Where are there beaches? Can you find these countries on a globe? Which ones would you like to visit?

  • What does Mouk learn by trying something new in each place? Are new experiences scary or exciting to you? How can having someone with you make something new a little less intimidating? Which subjects spark your curiosity? Where can you learn more about them?

  • Compare what you see in each place Mouk visits to where you live. Do the people dress differently? What kinds of foods are typical there? What do they do for recreation?

  • How does Mouk promote empathy? Why is this an important character strength?

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