A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some social emotional lessons but not presented in a way that will be super clear for preschoolers.
Positive messages around being kind, doing the right thing, and other prosocial behavior.
Positive Role Models
Main characters Odo and Doodle model being kind and staying true to oneself; positive lessons are not presented super clearly for easy preschool takeaways.
All characters are animated birds, but main character Odo is a boy bird. He displays some counter-stereotypical boy behaviors like being sensitive to his friends' emotions, but his character is not super developed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Odo is an animated preschool series about two young birds who go to camp. There's no objectionable content, making the show perfect for the youngest viewers. The show has a light social-emotional curriculum, but will mostly serve to entertain young kids with its easily understandable short stories.
Is It Any Good?
The Odo and Doodle characters are highly adorable, and young kids will strongly identify with their everyday preschool problems. Odo's stories are easy to understand and use straightforward humor that will make little kids giggle. Grown-ups will appreciate these short (7-minute) episodes and can feel good about kids not encountering any iffy content. One drawback to Odo is that it doesn't go the extra mile to make its social-emotional lessons clear for kids. The lessons are definitely there, but they are not presented very explicitly and they are not repeated to help the content sink in. It's definitely a missed opportunity in an otherwise very sweet show for young kids.
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