Parents' Guide to

Penguin Town

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Charming nature docu has death, mating, cheeky language.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

A documentary for everyone

My daughters aged 7 and 10 love it. It’s informative with a fun story line.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Penguin Town successfully uses reality-show-style storytelling that quickly gets viewers emotionally invested in the lives of South African penguin families. The narration anthropomorphizes the birds, making the drama feel very relatable to us humans. Kids will enjoy learning about the lives of penguins, and feeling like they're right there with the penguins as they hunt for fish or care for their eggs. The penguins are super cute waddling through the town where they live, and the fuzzy penguin babies will make animal-loving kids squeal with delight. Kids will likely become hooked and want to keep watching to find out what happens to their favorite feathered friends.

Grown-ups will enjoy this show too, and it may be useful for parents to watch alongside their kids so they can calm worries about scary moments or field questions about mating. Some grown-ups might be less-thrilled about the way the series talks about penguin romance and some of the cheeky language narrator Oswalt uses to tell the story. But overall, the show is educational and entertaining, and great for family viewing.

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