My Pet And Me

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Kids are responsible pet owners in fun British series.

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Educational Value

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. 

Positive Messages

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 & Representations

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. 

Sexy Stuff

There’s a few conversations about animal babies and laying eggs, but nothing sexual.

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What 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. 

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What's the story?

MY PET AND ME is a British kid’s series that shows how much fun and responsibility it is to have a pet. Hosts Ferne Corrigan and Rory Crawford take turns visiting  different family's homes to meet their pets. After sharing some information about the species, the hosts get to play with the animal. They also help the young owner take care of it. From Felix, a cat that lives at a local train station, to Pixie, Mo, and Simone, a trio of spiny stick insects, it showcases the different kinds of pets kids have, and the work they do to take care of them. 

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. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the pets featured on My Pet And Me. Do you have a favorite? What kind of work goes into caring for it? 

  • Do you have a pet? What things do you do to take care of it? If you went on TV with your pet, what would you want viewers to know about it?

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