Parents' Guide to

My Big Big Friend

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet kids and their imaginary friends find adventure.

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

This is one of the best show and I think your kids should watch this!

I remember seeing this on Treehouse when it premiered in Canada, it helped me to use my imagination more, solved tough problem, teaches how to get along & interreact with others and the characters we very interesting. Yuri was the one who was that I related the most when I was younger, but other than that Matt, Lilli, Nessa, Golias, and Bongo were great too. Also the voice acting were great too!

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age 4+

Good for REAL life situations and imagination

My now 10 year old actually remembered it one day looked it up on Prime. She absolutely loved this show and I did as well. She watched it ages 5-7. I love the way the children interact with each other, actually like real kids do. Sometimes they don’t share, act perfect, or get along, but they always work out the issue together and in the end remain good friends. As parents it is difficult to teach children about real life preschool and kindergarten friends when everything they’ve watched on TV has all the children doing the right thing all the time, and I personally think it shames them when they’ve only watched children that always behave as we would have them to. Children need to learn that they can goof up and still be accepted by their peers, especially when one of their peers helps them work it through. Another plus, in my opinion, is that the show portrays parents like real people, not like buffoons or like the kids have to sneak around to have fun or actively use their imagination. I also loved the actual true to life racial diversity, different cultures and all (not kids with different colored skin that all act like the white racial norm-no offense intended). I would definitely recommend this show.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This sweet series can help kids get their imaginations going; it's fun to watch the characters and their imaginary friends make discoveries. Younger kids will like the animal characters and the pastel world being explored, while older preschoolers will take the subtle lessons to heart -- for example, the difference between having fun with your imagination and telling little white lies to others, as when Lili brings a flower to school and exaggerates quite a bit about how she grew it and its origins. My Big Big Friend occasionally has the potential to be shrill, such as when the kids are arguing or whining, but generally it pulls back into its usual pleasant pacing and storylines.

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