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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It offers scientific details about different species of animals and their habitats in ways that are easy for small children to understand. It also shows some of the different ways animals are cared for, and explains why specific methods are used.
It shows young viewers that pets can be cute and fun, but they also require work and attention. It highlights the importance of being a responsible pet owner, no matter what your age is.
Positive Role Models
Hosts Ferne and Rory are positive, upbeat, and celebrate animals and the people who take good care of them. Pets, and their responsible young owners, are from all walks of life.
Violence & Scariness
Children are reminded to ask permission to pet animals, and are sometimes advised on how to handle animals for safety reasons.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There’s a few conversations about animal babies and laying eggs, but nothing sexual.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Pet And Me is a British live action series that shows how much fun -- and work -- owning a pet can be. It's gentle and upbeat, and shares lots of information about different animals. It also offers very clear messages about the responsibilities associated with owning an animal. Young animal lovers will enjoy it, and parents of children hoping for a pet may find it helpful when discussing the topic with their kids.
Is It Any Good?
This entertaining series is designed to help children understand the realities of pet ownership. It highlights the fact that having a pet can be lots of fun, but reveals, in some detail, the work that goes into making sure the animal is safe, happy, and healthy. It also shows the various kinds of care that different animals require, and reminds children about the importance of maintaining basic personal hygiene after handling them.
These lessons are presented with the help of real kids, making it very easy for young viewers to understand. The hosts also underscore key points in upbeat ways. My Pet And Me serves as a great starting point for talking about pet ownership with your family, and to remind them that no matter how cute and cuddly the animal is, it will require a lot of work, commitment, and love.
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