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Peppa Pig

Sweet pig family provides gentle lessons to preschoolers.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Strong social lessons throughout each episode about responsibility, kindness, fairness, etc.

Positive messages

Easy-to-absorb messages for preschoolers like thoughtfulness, loyalty, and kindness. Additional themes include communication and self-control.

Positive role models

Though Peppa can be a bit bossy, she is receptive to learning lessons, and adults are unfailingly kind and supportive.

Violence & scariness

Characters can be ever-so-slightly realistically mean to each other, sticking out their tongues, for example; tiffs are followed by appropriate adult corrections.

Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Peppa Pig is a mild and very cute British animation series, suitable for the youngest members of the household. The show's animation is simple and pleasant, and crises revolve around the kind of things preschoolers worry about: visiting grandparents, playgroups, riding bikes. Strong social lessons about kindness, loyalty, and being thoughtful run throughout each episode.

What's the story?

British animated children's series PEPPA PIG revolves around an anthropomorphic pig family: Peppa, who seems to be about 4, her little, barely speaking brother George, Mama Pig, and Daddy Pig, who live together in a house in a village near other members of the extended pig family. In each five-minute episode, Peppa faces an issue typical to a young human child, such as getting scared when thunder claps loudly outside. Peppa's family, and her group of young animal friends help her way through the confusion, and it's all smiles by the end.

Is it any good?


Sweet, gentle, and easygoing, this series is perfect for the younger set, with great voice work and simple animation. The relationship between Peppa and her younger brother George is particularly realistic: Peppa sometimes gets in (mild) trouble for teasing him, or gets comeuppance after underestimating him. It's sort of like Max and Ruby, except there are actually pig parents around to teach lessons.

Children will enjoy the way Peppa and her family members snort as they talk, and they may imitate some of the animal sounds from other characters. But Peppa Pig is low-key enough that it won't send kids barking and snorting and bouncing off the walls when they're done watching.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Peppa sometimes says things to George like "You have to do what I say." Does he? Is Peppa really in charge in Peppa Pig? Do you feel more like Peppa or George at your house?

  • Peppa often worries about things like thunderstorms or being able to swim. What are some things you worry about? What do you do when you have a worry? Does it help to watch Peppa triumph over her problems?

  • How do the characters in Peppa Pig demonstrate communication and self-control? Why are those important character strengths?

  • How do you show your family that you love them? Do you think Peppa's family is a loving one? How can you tell?

  • Is Peppa good at listening to her parents? What makes a person (or pig) a good listener?

TV details

Premiere date:August 22, 2005
Cast:Cecily Bloom, John Sparkes, Lily Snowden-Fine, Morwenna Banks
Network:Nick Jr.
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Brothers and sisters
Character strengths:Communication, Self-control
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Parent Written byCitywatch May 19, 2012

Be careful!

The pigs in this show can be pretty rude. I let my 3 year old watch it fir a while and he turned into a terror! At first the snorting was kinda cute.. But the other things the pigs say and do are pretty bad.. A week after I cut him off we were back to normal...
Teen, 16 years old Written byndrwcd November 17, 2012


i hate everything about this show
Kid, 12 years old March 14, 2013

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig was created by the creators of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom and the animation is simple and enjoyable. Indeed, Peppa does have a demanding personality occasionally, however,nontheless does the series deserve a thumbs up for positiveness.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models